Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Gala Raises Over $600,000 and Donates $225,000 to 15 Deserving CharitiesPublished November 26, 2019
Kansas City, MO (November 26, 2019) – The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation announced today that more than $600,000 in funds were raised at its inaugural gala on Thursday, November 21. During the gala, the foundation gifted 15 grants of $15,000 to 15 deserving charities from the Kansas City area through its signature program, 15 for 15. This program supports 15 charitable youth initiatives that focus on academics, science, the arts, classroom supplies, athletics, children with disabilities, after-school programs and more.
“The gala was such a special evening and I’m so thankful for the outpouring of support from everyone that made the night a success,” said Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. “I’m overwhelmed by the kindness that the Kansas City community has extended to me since arriving here in 2017. The opportunity to help these 15 deserving charities continue to do their great work is only possible because of the continued generosity of this community.”
To kickoff the foundation’s signature program, 15 for 15, a total of $225,000 in grants were gifted to the following youth programs:
- The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
- Children’s Mercy Kansas City
- City Year
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
- Kansas City Public School Education Foundation
- Lead to Read KC
- Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas
- Operation Breakthrough
- Special Olympics Missouri
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace
- Team Little Owl Foundation
- Turn the Page KC
- United Inner City Services
- Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City
Additionally, the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Gala honored two Community MVPs, CommunityAmerica CEO Lisa Ginter and former Kansas City Mayor, Sly James. Ginter was selected for her philanthropic efforts and Sly for the work he has done to transform Kansas City communities, in addition to his effort to improve literacy for Kansas City’s youth.
The foundation also raised funds to start the process of its next project, which will bring an all-inclusive playground for the inner city of Kansas City. The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation playground will be designed to appeal to all children, with an emphasis on constructing a playground for children with sensory disorders and mobility impairment. The end goal is social interaction for all children.
The first-ever 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Gala presented by CommunityAmerica was supported by Elevated Electronics, GEHA, Hallmark, Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Helzberg Diamonds, Hy-Vee, Marriott, Patrick Mahomes, Randy Reed Auto, State Farm and many more.
A video recap is available for publication here. Please give credit to the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation.
About 15 and the Mahomies Foundation
The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through initiatives that focus on health, wellness, underserved communities and other charitable causes. It was established by reigning NFL MVP, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes in 2019. For more information, visit www.15andthemahomies.org.