Illuminate is moving to October in 2020!  Stay tuned for more details.

Did you know it costs an average of $40,000 a year to educate a child at CCVI?

Each year, we have at least a dozen students who do not have the financial support of a school district to attend CCVI and their parents do not have the personal funds to underwrite the full costs of their child attending CCVI. 

Last year, the Carr Family hosted Illuminate to help bridge the gap. The inaugural event raised more than $40,000 for CCVI.

We hope you'll join us Aug. 8 for Illuminate 2019 to help CCVI's children and families.

The evening will feature a silent auction and "Blind Wine," plus beer and wine, and delicious bites from The Russell.

Our special guest speaker is Chris Downey, Architect. Downey’s work focuses on enriching the environment for the visually impaired. His projects, from rehabilitation to cultural centers, reflect his 20 years of traditional sighted architectural experience and ongoing practice since losing sight in 2008.

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED. If you'd like to attend, tickets can be purchased at the door, at 6 p.m. Aug. 8.

Illuminate 2019

When: Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:15 p.m.

Where: The Abbott, located at 1901 Cherry in the Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City

Tickets: $100 GA/$150 VIP (includes a VIP Happy Hour starting at 5:00 p.m.)

Thank you to our sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor

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Guest Speaker Sponsored By

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Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

American Family Insurance


Children's Mercy

Mary Clarkson

Creative Planning

Mill Creek Dental

Kevin Trimble Homes

Emily Wilkinson & Kavita Gorantla


Marketing Sponsor:

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