February 29, 2020 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM
Autos & Auctions, presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City, is the annual gala event supporting the teachers and students of the Center School District. Funds raised will be used to provide grant award to classroom teachers for the 2020-21 school year. The evening will include dinner provided by Carmen's of Brookside, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to Carol DiRaimo ('79), Dr. William Baskin ('64) and posthumously to Tom Apel ('72). NOTE: If you prefer mail your order rather than purchasing online, send a check made out to Center Education Foundation to 1221 W 103rd St, # 164, Kansas City MO 64114. Include a list of people attending and any special food requests (vegetarian or gluten-free).
Think back on your years in school about the teachers who had an impact, often life-changing, during your years as a student. Teachers change the world one student at a time, but often lack the resources to provide the learning opportunities that they desire for their students. Autos & Auctions is our opportunity to support those teachers by raising funds for the Center Education Foundation teacher grant program. Last year we raised over $50,000. The need for grants has done nothing but increase that we need your help to meet the need.
Autos & Auctions is held at the beautiful, privately-owned Armacost Auto Museum in Grandview. Featuring a collection of over 80 vintage automobiles, the museum is the ideal venue to celebrate the unique family that is the Center School District. We expect 250 guests, including teachers, administrators, parents, community members, alumni, and corporate sponsors. Guests will enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by Carmen's of Brookside in addition to a well-stocked bar of your favorite libations. We will have some very exciting auction items for guests to bid on, including autographed sports memorabilia, artwork, fine wines, and a wide range of unique destinations and activities.
A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to individuals who have excelled in their careers and/or community service. Recipients this year include renowned gastroenterologist, Dr. William Baskin ('64), award winning Investor Relations executive, Carol DiRaimo ('79) and a posthumous award to Foundation Board member, finance executive, and Yellowjacket extraordinaire, Tom Apel ('72).
This is a night you will not want to miss, supporting our teachers and students.