Wholehearted thanks to our 2020 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, 2020 and December 31, 2020)

AAPC Publishing

Brian Bagnell

Brett and Wendy Becker

Amy Bhesania and Jason Milford

Big Cedar Lodge

Bob Sight Ford

Kim Bolch

Henry and Stephanie Bond

James and Gayle Boyes

Matt Branstetter

Bringing Therapy Home

Katie Briscoe

Graham and Staci Brown

Building Hope for Autism

Camps For Kids

Kevin and Lanette Carder

Tony and Christy Case

Beatriz Castaneda



Amy Collins

Corvin Family

Dan and Erin Cowan

Creating Connections

D. A. Davidson & Company

Justin and Jennie Davis

DMC Service, Inc.

Rick and Lisa Earles

Richard and Karen Engman

Entercom Communications, 99.7 The Point

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Express Appraisals

Justin and Becky Farmer

Feist Charitable Foundation

Matthew and Judith Flynn

Tammy Frank

Halley and Tim French


Garney Construction

Lee and Karen Gaston

Lisa Gioia

Jacob and Aimee Gorrow

Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City

Kenneth and Vicki Greathouse

Michael Hammond

Heidi Harmon Orthodontics

Joe Harmon and Cherie Meyer

Maryanne Heinrich

Maureen Henderson

Brian Henke and Gabe York

Bradley Hodnefield

John and Maggie Horn

Nick and Gina Hubbell

John and Maida Hulston

JB and Anne Hodgdon Charitable Foundation

Junior League of Kansas City, MO

Kelsey Stegner Design

Amy and David Kempfe


Jesse Kidwell

Thomas and Kathleen Kraft

Kyle's Gift

Dawn Lavin

Eric and Kelly Lee

Ryan and Kelly Lee

Paulette Lee

Kristi and Kory Loftus

Life 88.5 Radio

Michelle Macrorie

Michael Malkin

Karl and Erica Martens

Susan and Juan Martinez

Mark and Staci Mathes

Dan and Ama Matthews

Matt and Kerri McNett

Morgan Family Foundation

Jeff and Sarah Nessel

Brian and Ellen Nies

Aaron and Sarah North

Obsidian Entertaiment

Charles Orth and Beth Rosemergey

Arnie Otten

Kaye Otten

Paul and Sarah Otto

Paunya, Inc.

PRP Wine International

R.A. Long Foundation

Rea Family Foundation

Riley ABA

Louann Rinner and Ron Keehn

Larry and Yumiko Robinson

Rosemergey Orth Family Fund

Salty Iguana

Sasnak City


Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.


Wendy Shaull

Zachary and Ashley Sight

Gordon and Elizabeth Sileo

Sandy Smith

Spectrum Health Foundation

Sporting Kansas City

Daniel and Katie Stangler

Stanley Pediatric Dentistry

Mark Steinman

Swinney Memorial Trust

Ron and Joyce Tebbenkamp

Ryan and Alicia Tebbenkamp

The Behavior Project

The Great Plains Laboratory

Tito's Handmade Vodka

John and Lisa Tongier

Waldo Pizza

Bradley and Shannon Warden

Leo Watson

James and Marya Welch

Brent and Jennifer Wilson

Tyler and Pam Wirken

Wirken Photography and Wirken Media


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.