There were tears of gratitude at the January 17 annual meeting of the Harvest Ball Society when President Patty Garney presented checks to 25 charities serving the Northland Kansas City, Missouri. The recipients were surprised or as one said, “overwhelmed” by the amount of the grants. The largest grant enables Children’s Mercy Northland to purchase an ultrasound machine for its clinic which was high on its wish list.
Celebrating 25 years of enduring philanthropy in 2011 through the September Adorn Style Show, the November Harvest Ball, other fundraisers and the generosity of its supporters the HBS raised $1,016,000. The organization gave a total of $802,500 to the not-for-profits and the Northland Community Foundation HBS Endowment Fund.