Wholehearted thanks to our 2019 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, 2019 and December 31, 2019)

21c Museum Hotel

Karisa Alumbaugh

Paul and Sonya Andrews

Brian Bagnell

Sanja and Boris Bajic

Brett and Wendy Becker

Behavioral Health Kansas City

Patti Bennett Davis

Amy Bhesania and Jason Milford

Meredith Bills

Bob Sight Ford

Henry and Stephanie Bond

Robert and Stephanie Boresow

James and Gayle Boyes

Matt Branstetter

Matthew Breedlove

Bringing Therapy Home

Staci and Graham Brown

Building Hope for Autism

Camps For Kids

Capitol Federal Foundation

Beatriz Castaneda


CPS Foundation

Andrew and Kelli Clemons

Clark-Fox Family Foundation

Clemons Real Estate

Kipp Connell

CPS Foundation

Curry Family Foundation

Jeannie and Brian DeVeney

Erin and Trent DeVreugd

Winnie Dunn

Lisa and Rick Earles

Entercom Communications, 99.7 The Point

Express Appraisals

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Justin and Becky Farmer

Matthew and Judith Flynn

Halley and Tim French

Robin Fugate



Life 88.5 Radio, Dave Gordon

Lisa Gioia

Kenneth and Vicki Greathouse

Shawn and Leigh Gruber

Haake Family Dental, LLC

Donel Hammond

Jeff and Sara Harms

Heart of America Tractor Club

Heidi Harmon Orthodontics

Maryanne Heinrich

Henderson Engineers

Brian Henke and Gabe York

Mary and Bob Holcomb

Nick and Gina Hubbell

John and Maida Hulston

Hurts Donut Co.

JB and Anne Hodgdon Charitable Foundation

JCCC Carlsen Center

Kay Family Charitable Fund

Kelsey Stegner Design

Amy and David Kempfe


Teri and Jim Koger

Thomas and Kathleen Kraft

Allison Krass

Kyle's Gift

Paulette Lee

Ryan and Kelly Lee

Rod Lindemann

Kristi and Kory Loftus

Susan and Juan Martinez

Dan and Ama Matthews

Jason and Kristin McElwee

Cherie Meyer and Joe Harmon

Linda Miller


Emily Mobley

Wendy Morris

Mary Niemeier

Aaron and Sarah North

Nelson and Gina Ogren

Arnie Otten

Kaye Otten

Paul and Sarah Otto

Paunya, Inc.

Dr. Taylor Phipps

Martha Pierce

Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve

Louann Rinner and Ron Keehn

Yumiko and Larry Robinson

Charles Orth and Beth Rosemergey

Sasnak City

Corey Scholes

Wendy Shaull

Justin and Meg Shaw

Zachary Sight

Gordon and Elizabeth Sileo

Sandy Smith

Spectrum Health Foundation

Ronda Sprick

Daniel and Katie Stangler

Stanley Pediatric Dentistry

Stockyards Brewing Company

Swoon Cookie Crafters

Kellie and David Swope

R.A. Long Foundation

Ron and Joyce Tebbenkamp

Ryan and Alicia Tebbenkamp

The Barn Players


Southwest Airlines

Summit Behavioral Services

Summit Litho Incorporated

The Brick

The Great Plains Laboratory

The Living Room

John and Lisa Tongier

Elizabeth and Grant Van Scoyoc

Velvet Creme


Bradley and Shannon Warden

Leo Watson

Westport Plexpod Commons

Wicket and Peg

Brent Wilson

Tyler and Pam Wirken

Wirken Photography and Wirken Media

Woodland Point Barn

Nance Wright


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.