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Newhouse gala

imagine a day… without domestic violence

At Newhouse, our vision is to shatter the barriers that feed the cycle of abuse for all people to live a life free of domestic violence. We had a historic evening of entertainment and inspiration, as guests raised essential funding to continue our mission.

2023 Event Chairs: Jill Grace, CrossFirst Bank + Lindsey Murphy, ECCO Select

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11 Honorary Co-Chairs

Newhouse is proud of the 11 Honorary Chairmen who stood up against domestic violence at the 2023 Newhouse Imagine a Day Gala. People of all genders and communities are affected by domestic violence, though the majority of survivors are women, which has led these 11 influential Kansas City businessmen taking a stand against abuse.

Front row (L to R):

Said Taiym, U.S. COO of Lockton Companies

John Murphy, retired

Mike Shull, President of SpecChem

Wes Lyles, Director of Operations at PlayCore

Back row (L to R):

Dan Cranshaw, Executive Director of KC Health Collaborative

Phil Thomas, Owner and President of A.L. Huber General Contractor

Kai Guo, Vice President of Hydrogen Infrastructure – West Region Mitsubishi Power

Doug Gaumer, Market President of First Interstate Bank

Henry Heimsoth, Director of Commercial Lending at Great Southern Bank

Pedro Constanzo, Vice President of Burns & McDonnell

Out of frame:

Peter Mallouk, Founder of Creative Planning


Questions? Email Chris.

If hurt people, hurt people… imagine what healed people can do.

The 2023 Imagine a Day Gala was an incredible success, with 1,300 people in attendance and raising a record-breaking $1,050,000 in life-transforming funds for survivors and families served at Newhouse. This number exceeded our expectations and greatly contributes to the over $5M it takes to operate our shelter and deliver lifesaving services annually.  

View all the photos from the big night.

Photos by our friends at Elements Studio Photography and Jerry Chavez Photography.