Wholehearted thanks to our 2018 sponsors and supporters!

The success of Camp Encourage depends — in large part — on the active support and participation of the community. Without the support of our donors, Camp Encourage would not be available to many of our families — especially to those facing financial hardships. Thank you for believing that EVERY child deserves a chance to attend a quality summer overnight camp! Every dollar donated significantly impacts the lives of those we serve.

Sponsors and Supporters

(Donors over $250 for the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018)

AAPC Publishing

Anne Abercrombie

Paul and Sonya Andrews

Fred and Stacey Archer

Carolyn Barber

Brett and Wendy Becker

Kim Bolch

Henry and Stephanie Bond

Elizabeth Boresow

Timothy Whelan and Julia Boresow

Trisha Brauer

Bob Sight Ford

Camps For Kids

Beatriz Castaneda


Circle S Ranch

Clark-Fox Family Foundation

Comedy City

Sheral DeVaughn

Trent and Erin DeVreugd

Dow and Jen Draper

Rick and Lisa Earles

Jeffery and Amy Ellington

Dan and Katherine Ellis

Emerald City

Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation

Express Appraisals, LLC

Matthew and Judith Flynn

Elizabeth Frank

Halley French


Gentle Dog Training

Lisa Gioia

Jacob and Aimee Gorrow

Shawn and Leigh Gruber

Haake Family Dental, LLC

Dan and Mary Anne Hammond

Jeff and Sara Harms

Heart of America Tractor Club

Heidi Harmon Orthodontics

Maryanne Heinrich

Rex and Lisa Henoch

Heritage Event Spaces

Travis and Amy Hiles

John and Charity Holliday

Home Advisor

Nick and Gina Hubbell

Trey and Bethany Humphrey

Husch Blackwell

JB and Anne Hodgdon Charitable Foundation

Julius and Kay Karash

KC Bier Company

Kansas City Chiefs

KC Developmental Therapies

John Keck

Kelsey Stegner Design

David and Amy Kempfe


Kindred Lawn Care

Jim and Teri Koger

Clay and Michelle Kretsinger

Kyle's Gift

Eric and Carla Lanham

Paulette Lee

Lifelong Exceptional Autism Programs

Lockton Management, LLC

Lohr Wine and Spirits

Major Brands

Karl and Erika Martens

Martin City Brewing Company

Diane Marty

Denise McCarter

Darrin McDonald

Jason and Kristin McElwee

Karl Menninger

Joe Harmon and Cherie Meyer

Amy Bhesania and Jason Milford


MSU Chapter of NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association)

Kyra Myree

Aaron and Sarah North

Pat and Courtney O'Farrell

Orange Theory

Kaye Otten

Brandon and Nicole Parigo

Pathfinder Health Innovations

Paunya, Inc.

Reuben and Laura Perin


Pollard Properties

Nannette Posz

Promote KC

Ron Keehn and Louann Rinner

Rod's Sports and Apparel

Charles Orth and Beth Rosemergey


Ed Schloesslin

Nicole Schroeder

Justin and Meg Shaw

Gordon and Elizabeth Sileo

Stephen and Amy Smalley

Smalley Family Foundation

Spectrum Health Foundation

Sporting KC

Stanley Pediatric Dentistry

Dave and Debbie Stoerman

Summit Behavioral Services

Summit Litho Incorporated

Steve and Nancy Swenson

Chad and Kellie Swope

Ron and Joyce Tebbenkamp

Ryan and Alicia Tebbenkamp

The Campground

The Great Plains Laboratory

The Living Room

The Noticed Network

John and Lisa Tongier

Treveri Cellars

University Health Physicians

Grant and Elizabeth Van Scoyoc

Bradley and Shannon Warden

Leo and Polly Watson

We Rock the Spectrum Kansas City

Kendall and Starla West

Westport Plexpod Commons

Lorie Whitaker

Tyler and Pam Wirken

Wirken Photography

Brian Henke and Gabe York

Bill and P.A. Zaner


With every gift, you have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of youth with autism spectrum disorder in our region. Thank you for helping us continue to provide this important service!  


Each year, volunteers generously give an estimated 20,000 hours to Camp Encourage. Without these volunteers and their gifts of time and talent, Camp Encourage would not be able to offer our campers the quality experience they deserve. Consider joining the volunteer efforts of Camp Encourage. Many roles are available year round as well as during each camp session.


The success of Camp Encourage depends on the active support and participation of the community. As a Sponsor, you will give youth with autism in Kansas and Missouri the opportunity to attend a quality, overnight camp tailored specifically to their needs. We proudly offer sponsorship opportunities for our annual events, S’Mores & Pours and Evening With the ‘Rents, in addition to customizable sponsorship packages based on individual preferences.