Over 1,800 attendees of the 45th Annual Snow Ball braved the frigid temperatures on January 19 to celebrate the evening in support of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas.

Neil and Fran Douthat took the helm as this year’s Snow Ball Presidents while Don and Patty Kincaid served as the Honorary Presidents. Both couples have been long time legacy supporters of the event. For Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, this year marked her inaugural Snow Ball.

“Thank you for the most joyful first Snow Ball experience,” she said. “This is a true testament to our community’s commitment to Catholic Charities and to serving those in need.” Thanks to the generosity of our loyal supporters and the dedication of our hardworking committee members, the event raised over $3 million. The proceeds help support the agency’s eight Emergency Assistance Centers and more than 24 programs and services which help the poor and most vulnerable at all stages of life. This black tie celebration included a cocktail reception, formal dinner, and dancing to the melodies of Lost Wax. Mark your calendars for next year’s celebration with Snow Ball Presidents, Mike and Jo Kuckelman, on January 18, 2020. For more information about Snow Ball and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, visit catholiccharitiesks.org