Presented by Matching Sponsors Bill & Virginia Darr

What a great night! This year exceeded last year thanks to the generous matching gift from the Darr’s. Over $60,000 will go directly toward services at Ambassadors for Children.

Thanks again to our generous sponsors:

  • Bill and Virginia Darr
  • Creekside at Elfindale
  • Rev. Mark and Katie Struckhoff
  • Abacus CPAs
  • Great Southern Bank
  • State Farm
  • Corporate Business Systems
  • Old Missouri Bank
  • Integrity Home Care- Greg and Kim Horton
  • Keller Williams Realty- Cary Prater
  • Spencer Fane- Gary and Lisa Powell
  • Northern Summit
  • Neil Stenger Realty
  • Earle and Dalene Doman
  • 417 Magazine
  • Clint Shortt Auctioneer

And thank you to you, our guests, for making this night such a success!

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Founded in 1999 through the Council of Churches, Ambassadors for Children began as a foster parent recruitment agency. Our mission continues as we provide services and support to abused and neglected children, meeting practical needs while instilling value and hope.

Children often come into foster care having been abused or neglected with little to no clothing or personal belongings, and carrying significant emotional burdens. The children we serve have experienced unthinkable traumas and multiple losses.

Ambassadors for Children unites our community to care for these children and make a significant local impact through a variety of programs with new clothing, comfort bags, blankets, hygiene items, free tutoring, beds, self-esteem building activities, and formal prom attire. When a child receives our services and support, the message is clear, “You are valuable, you are special and someone cares.”

We have served over 9,000 local children to date, and the needs continue to grow!

Ambassadors for Children serves approximately 1,000 abused and neglected children in Greene County annually. Services were expanded to
Christian and Taney counties in 2013, allowing us to serve an additional 927
children, including those in foster care and at immediate risk.

Our community has approximately 800 children in foster care on any given day, the 3rd highest rank in Missouri.

Each one has a name, a face, and a story.

Thank You, Sweetheart Night Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Bill and Virginia Darr
Every gift matched up to $30,000

Table Sponsors

Greg and Kim Horton from

Cary Prater from

Dr. Markus and Shelley Henderson

Mark and Katie Struckhoff

Mexican Villa 

Supporting Sponsors

Neil Stenger Realty

Earle and Dalene Doman

Media Sponsor

417 Magazine