Annual Gala

MLM's 2022 Annual Gala

Celebrate 51 years of MLM helping those in need throughout Kansas City! 

September 24, 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

The Midland Theatre

1228 Main St. Kansas City, MO


Presents the Sapphire Gala

MLM’s 51st Annual Gala

For the last 51 years, Metro Lutheran Ministry has helped low-income and homeless people navigate a path towards hope, opportunity, and peace.

The Annual Gala is MLM’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing critical funds to help support programs such as the MLM food pantries, rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing for the homeless, minor home repair, employment support services, and the MLM Christmas Store.

Event Description

MLM will be celebrating its 51st anniversary in style on September 24, 2022 at The Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO. This is a cocktail attire/party attire/dress to impress event featuring a live band, seated dinner, open bar, silent auction, and more!

Click here for directions and parking information!


MLM’s Annual Gala would not be possible without the generous support of MLM’s gala sponsors. These individual and corporate sponsors help ensure that 100% of the funds raised at the gala go directly to support MLM’s ministry. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Scott Cooper at or Rebecka Noel at for more information or review the gala forms on this page.

MLM Gala

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Lamvera Partners

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

  • David Anderson

  • Kelly Brende

  • Shannon Clark

  • Scott and Lisa Cooper

  • Cathy Dykman-Acinger

  • Kathy Fuger

  • Mark Gash

  • Tim Howard

  • Tracy Kaufman

  • James Liberda

  • Erik and Kim Olson

  • Becky Poitras

  • Ann Robertson

  • Les and Helen Schmidt

  • Dan and Susan Schram

  • Norberth Stracker

  • Nathan Smith

  • Stanley Sword

Get Assistance

MLM helps families and individuals in need with a variety of emergent needs services to promote housing, food, health, and financial stability.
Rent & Utility Assistance
Emergent Needs
Food Pantry
Eileen's Place
Orchard & Garden
Financial Opportunity Center
Christmas Store
Permanent Supportive & Rapid Re-Housing
Minor Home Repair