Annual Benefit Gala

Starlight’s 34th Annual Benefit Gala is Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Joe and Kelly Privitera of Mark One Electric will chair Starlight’s signature fundraising event. Gala guests enjoy cocktails in the Garden of the Stars, dinner in the Cohen Community Stage House, and a post-event celebration of the 2021 Broadway season to be revealed exclusively to attendees that night.

This year, the prestigious Star Award will be presented to Russ Welsh of Polsinelli for his support of the Kansas City arts community and his service to Starlight over the years. Additionally, Starlight will honor former Starlight President and CEO, Bob Rohlf, with the 3rd Lifetime Achievement Award in Starlight’s history.

2020 sponsorships are now available online under the “Sponsorship” tab below. For more information, please contact Megan McCranie at (816) 997-1153 or

Download a sponsorship packet here.