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Annual Celebration Benefit

Kansas City, Missouri

Monday, October 16, 2017

People to People International welcomes you to join us for our Annual Celebration Benefit. Come enjoy an unforgettable evening of celebrating Peace through Understanding with a gourmet dinner, informative program and featured entertainer, Little River Band!

  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.   VIP Reception 
  6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
  7:00 p.m. Dinner & PTPI Program with Keynote Speaker
  8:30 p.m. Play for Peace Concert featuring Little River Band

Dietary Restrictions: If you have any special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible.

2017 Annual Celebration Benefit Honorary Chair
Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City SmartPort

Keynote Speaker
George Cleveland, grandson of U.S President Grover Cleveland
George Cleveland, grandson of 22nd U.S. President Grover Cleveland, has over 25 years of experience in radio broadcasting and a two-time recipient of the Golden Mike Awards from the NH Association of Broadcasters for his afternoon news and interview program. Using his voice to help others, Mr. Cleveland conducts around 20 auctions a year for local and regional non-profit organizations without charge and was named 2017 Volunteer of the Year in his New Hampshire Community. Since 2000, he has been the Executive Director of the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway, NH.
"I have always been in awe of what President Eisenhower accomplished during his life. People to People International now has over 50 years of success in carrying out his vision for deepening the connection between citizens of the world. Has there ever been a more important time for PTPI than right now? PTPI is not just a lovely concept. It's total involvement on the part of participants, one person talking to another. That is how we make true progress in our world when we take the time to do it. PTPI gives us that opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting PTPI participants and all the events of this great evening." - Mr. George Cleveland 

All proceeds benefit People to People International programs. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law as a 501(c)(3) organization.


Additional Information

We hope you are able to join us for a night of Playing for Peace.
Please see below our sponsorship levels and ticket prices. 

Sponsorship Levels

Sapphire Level - $5,000

Eight Tickets and VIP Reception
Acknowledged in Event Press Release 
Name on Event Website 
Name on Event Promotion 
Digital Signage at Event 
Premium Signage at Event
Social Media Announcement
People to People International Pin 
Swag Bag 

Emerald Level - $3,500

Eight Tickets and VIP Reception
Name on Event Website
Digital Signage at Event 
Social Media Announcement
People to People International Pin
Swag Bag 

Pearl Level - $2,000

Eight Tickets 
Digital Signage at Event 
People to People International Pin 
Swag Bag 

Individual Tickets

Individual VIP Ticket - $350

VIP Reception, Dinner, Program, Concert & Swag Bag

Non-Profit Individual Ticket (General) - $250

Dinner, Program, Concert






A room block has been arranged at Hotel Phillips in Downtown Kansas City. The hotel is located one block walking distance from the venue. Should you be traveling in for our Annual Benefit or just wanting to enjoy your night downtown we ask that you please use link below for a special rate of $179 in a Executive King Room. 

Hotel Phillips Kansas City 
Room Block Dates
October 18-22 
*Please note that the room block cutoff date is September 29, 2017.

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