Tickets On Sale for Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary Annual Event  

TWO KANSAS CITY POWER COUPLES CHAIR THE EVENT


Kansas City, Mo. --  Tickets for the Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary Annual Event are on sale today and can be purchased online

Set for October 3rd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Annual Event will feature former UN Ambassador Samantha Power as the keynote speaker. The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Power will share her unique and global perspective on the importance of women's civic engagement at every level. 

This year’s event co-chairs are Yvette and Leo Morton, and Christy and Bill Gautreaux. 

“For our 25th anniversary we wanted co-chairs who share our passion for supporting and empowering women,” said Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO. “We are honored to have the Mortons and Gautreauxs serve as event co-chairs. Their long and impressive records of community service reflect our values.” 

Leo E. Morton has served as Chancellor to the University of Missouri- Kansas City since 2008 and will retire in October. Morton formerly worked at Aquila Inc. as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. He will return to the business world as Chief Operations Officer of DeBruce Companies. Demonstrating his commitment to community service, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Urban Neighborhood Initiative,Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KCNoVA), and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

 Patron Committee Co-Chairs Jenny Haile and Dana Abraham with Honorary Event Co-Chairs Yvette and Leo Morton. Not pictured Honorary Co-Chairs Bill and Christy Gautreaux.

Patron Committee Co-Chairs Jenny Haile and Dana Abraham with Honorary Event Co-Chairs Yvette and Leo Morton. Not pictured Honorary Co-Chairs Bill and Christy Gautreaux.

Yvette Morton is a nationally recognized visual artist who specializes in paint, textile and fabric designs. She has created a quilt for the late Luther Vandross and has been featured locally in the Crossroads Arts District. Like her husband, she is active in the community. Yvette is a Women’s Employment Network General Board member, founder of the Johnson County King Holiday Committee, Inc., former member of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City Board of Governors, and an organizer for the Annual Women of Color Networking Soul Food Dinner.

Bill Gautreaux is a Business Partner at MPL Holdings LLC. He was previously the Chief Marketing Officer and President at Crestwood Equity Partners LP.  Christy Gautreaux has had a successful sales and marketing career. Together they are active board members for a variety of nonprofit and charitable organizations, including the William Jewell College, Pembroke Hill School, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship UMKC, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, The Kansas City Police Foundation, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCSA, and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City.

Women's Foundation also announced its Annual Event Patron Committee Co-Chairs: Dana Abraham, President of Personal Banking at UMB Bank and Jenny Haile, Founder and CEO of Tri-Ten Consulting.

Proceeds from the annual event sustain the work of the Foundation to advance the mission in its efforts to promote equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy an policy solutions to make meaningful change.

Women's Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Women's Foundation are deductible. The non-deductible portion of your payment is $50.00 per attendee, which is the fair market value of goods and services provided in exchange for a standard ticket or standard sponsorships.Table sponsorships are still available.

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.