January 16, 2021

The Tradition Returns to its Potluck Origins!

Join us for the virtual Snow Ball

Forty-seven years ago, a group of friends didn’t let a snow storm stop them from supporting and celebrating the work of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. That tradition continues today in what has now become one of the largest black-tie galas in Kansas City! The 47th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas will be on Saturday, January 16, 2021. 

Thank you to everyone who made last year's Snow Ball a success!

For the first time in its event history, Snow Ball will feature an entirely virtual experience. Families and friends will host their own in-home Snow Ball parties – only this year – with hopes to expand, engage and celebrate hundreds of Snow Ball parties across the agency’s 21-county service footprint! Just as in years past, Snow Ball will provide an opportunity for guests to join together in support of Catholic Charities’ mission of giving help, hope and hospitality to the most vulnerable children, women and men.    



Snow Ball

Snow Ball Presidents
Karen and Craig Gaffney

Honorary Presidents
Susan and Ernie Straub, III

Give Hope

Due to COVID-19, many businesses have closed their doors, and many jobs have been lost. As more and more families are facing financial hardships, they are turning to Catholic Charities for help. 

Celebrate Snow Ball with us—
from anywhere!

Help us meet our goal of 2,000 attendees across our 21 counties at our virtual event on January 16, 2021.  Keep an eye on our ever-evolving commitment map to see where Snow Ball parties will take place this year!

Kansas counties
confirmed attendees

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“I am not afraid because God is with me. I was born to do this.” —St. Joan of Arc

These words, perhaps now more than ever, reflect the faith, love and courage of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Since COVID-19 first impacted our community, Catholic Charities made the choice to keep our doors open to serve to the most vulnerable children, women and men among us.

Giving Hope

While the pandemic has created elevated stress, raw emotion and uncertainty, it is a reminder that each one of us has been born for this very specific moment in time for a very specific purpose. Your support to our mission has never been more critical as more families turn to Catholic Charities for help, hope and hospitality.