Patron Luncheon Hosts Record Crowd

Raises more than $520,000 for Scouting

The annual Patron Luncheon, our largest fundraising event of the year, set a new attendance record on March 2. Highlighted by former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, and combat medic, Kevin Lacz, the sold-out event welcomed more than 1,100 business and community leaders to the downtown Marriott Muehlebach. Kevin’s motivating message to lunch attendees centered around the importance of character and perseverance and how his success in life is rooted in the skills he learned as a Scout. Kevin also highlighted his book, The Last Punisher, a gripping story of a young SEAL's first deployment to a combat zone.

This year’s luncheon also featured an inspiring testimonial from triplet Eagle Scouts Aidan, Bennett, and Christian Hense. Gordon Lansford, CEO of JE Dunn Construction, served as the 2017 Patron Luncheon Chairman and his leadership helped raise more than $520,000 for local Scouting programs. The Patron Luncheon is a key component of the Council’s annual Investment in Character campaign. To learn more or to donate click here.

Earlier in the day, our guest speaker Kevin Lacz stopped by the set of Kansas City Live to talk Scouting and his book, The Last Punisher.