November 15th

Join us for an exciting evening to benefit children in foster care and their forever families. Enjoy  a huge silent auction, live auction, 3-course meal and live music! CMFCAA welcomes Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Author of Three Little Words.
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Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm

IT’S OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA! Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) is excited to celebrate with you.

Featured Speaker: Ashley Rhodes-Courter, MSW is the quintessential American success story. Born to a single teen mother, by the age of 3 Ashley was in Florida’s foster care system where she spent almost ten years being shuttled between 14 homes—some quite abusive—before being adopted from a Children’s Home at the age of twelve. Despite her ordeal, she excelled in school because she believed that, “my education was the one thing nobody could take from me.” Early in her life she felt compelled to advocate for herself and the other children she lived with, particularly in the abusive foster homes.

Ashley has turned her pain into power and she has a passion to share her story with those who have experienced adversity. Ashley strives to encourage education, compassion, community involvement, and positive outcomes for individuals, youth, and families.

Special Guest MC: Shelby Patrice Jenkins Adopted at 19 months old, she would live with her adoptive parents for 10 years before finding out she was adopted. For the next years of her life, she kept her adoption a secret — afraid of how people would treat her if they knew the truth. But, today, she’s overcome that fear and is raising awareness about adoption as Miss Texas US International 2016 and the ambassador for Adoption is Beautiful, a national movement aiming to promote a positive conversation about adoption across the United States.

Sponsorships are available

Child Champion Sponsor . . . .$8,500
All of the items listed below plus special Champion recognition at the event

Child Advocate Sponsor $5,000

Support for Family Finding Permanency
YOP Tax Credit eligible
• Recognized at the event as a presenting sponsor
• Print, radio, tv and social media recognition
• 16 complimentary beverage tickets ($80 value)”
• 8 tickets (Value of $280)

Diamond Level Sponsor $3,000

Support for Trauma Education for Families and Professionals
• YOP Tax Credit eligible
• Print, radio, tv, social media & event recognition
• 16 complimentary beverage tickets ($80 value)
• 8 tickets (Value of $280)

Platinum Level Sponsor  $1,500

Support for Developing Resource Families
• Print, radio, tv, social media & event recognition
• 16 complimentary beverage tickets ($80 value)”
• 8 tickets (Value of $280)

Gold Level Sponsor   $1000

Support for Transitions Student
• Social media & event recognition
• 8 tickets (Value of $280)

Silver Level Sponsor $500

Support for Foster Child Respite Event
• Program recognition
• 4 tickets (Value of $280)

Bronze Level Sponsor $275

Support for Childcare for Training Event
• Program recognition
• 2 tickets (Value of $280)

Gala Patron $100

Support for one Begin Again Backpack
  Program recognition


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  • Live music
  • Live auction with travel, jewelry and experience packages
  • Over 100 silent auction items!


Want to learn more about our organization and our accomplishments in the last year?  Check out this info:

2017 Annual Report

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