Patrons Party honors gala sponsors, volunteers

Sponsors and other supporters of the 2013 Five Star Gala gathered on Thursday to meet this year’s honorees, the Lamar Hunt family, at a pre-gala Patrons Party hosted by UMB Financial Corporation.

The reception, held at UMB’s downtown Kansas City office, recognized the gala committee, sponsors, and Honorary Chairs Jean and Bill Dunn, Sr.

Guests enjoyed the UMB Financial Corp. art collection and musical entertainment from acclaimed guitarist and former MCC faculty member, Tom Pender.

“We’re really looking forward to the Gala 10 days from now,” said Clark Hunt. “It will be a great way to lead into draft week for the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Click here for a video of Clark Hunt’s remarks.

The Hunt family will be honored at the fourth annual Five Star Gala on Sunday, April 21 at the Kansas City Convention Center. For more information, visit