Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Great Night Gala

Held Friday, June 8, 2018

Great Friend Sponors
Elite Sponsors
Elite Sponsor2
Premier Sponsors
Supporter Sponsors 1
Supporter Sponsors 2
Contributing Sponsors

Guests joined Gala chairs Bonnie and Tom VanKirk for a stylish evening inspired by the Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails™ exhibit and the era of classic train travel.

The Children's Museum honored Chip Burke and the Burke family for their lifetime commitment to our city with the Great Friend of Children Award.  The Burkes, along with the Nicholson Family of Short Hills, NJ, established The Grable Foundation 42 years ago to improve the lives of children and families in our community. 

Please consider supporting this annual fundraiser as a corporate sponsor or by joining the Gala Host Committee. You can also make a donation in support of the Great Night Gala here.

2018 Great Night Gala Chairs
Tom and Bonnie VanKirk

2018 Great Night Gala Host Committee
Jennifer and Brooks Broadhurst

Michael Duckworth and Tracey Howe

Jennifer and Todd Kilgore

Karen and Jim Larrimer

Rick Lerach and Elizabeth Krans

Brett and Jana Randall

Elin and Jim Roddey

Nancy Scarton and Jim Chaplin

Erica and Jason Snyder

Beth Wainwright and Russ Kemerer

Penny Zacharias and Kirk Burkley


2018 Great Night Gala Event Committee
Michael Duckworth
Karen Larrimer

Melissa Bizyak
Jen Broadhurst
Barrett Donovan
Matt Meade
Rosemary Moriarty
Evan Rosenberg
Jenny Yu Will
Penny Zacharias

See all the fun we had at our Harley-themed Great Night Gala 2017!