Applause 2021

Introducing a new fundraising event for Heart to Heart International: Applause. This annual fundraiser celebrates and benefits Heart to Heart International’s mission. The evening will recognize the recipients of the organization’s Heart for Humanity and Gary B. Morsch Power of One awards along with all of those who should be applauded because of their contribution to the organization throughout the year.

Join us for our inaugural year of Applause in an interactive experience at the Heart to Heart International Headquarters on Saturday, October 9 starting at 6 p.m.

Please dress in your favorite comfortable business casual attire because you will want to enjoy the warehouse tour, participate in the hands-on hygiene kits assembly activity and tour the mobile medical units as part of the event’s interactive experiences.

The celebration includes a “taste of the world” cuisine, signature cocktails and live entertainment creating the ultimate, one-of-a-kind experience benefitting Kansas City’s premiere humanitarian aid nonprofit.

For supporters looking for an online experience, HHI will offer a unique virtual experience providing participants the opportunity to engage through an interactive game, videos and a livestream of the evening’s program.

Award Recipients

Heart for Humanity
The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD)

The Heart for Humanity Award is given to an individual or group to recognize an enduring commitment of extraordinary service or leadership in helping Heart to Heart International achieve its mission of improving health access to people throughout the globe.

Past recipients:
Allyn Famiy – WelchAllyn
AAFP Foundation
Rotary International
Johnson & Johnson
Jan Meyers – Fmr Kansas Congresswoman
HMR – Aventis
Seaton Van Lines
Jim Kerr

Gary B. Morsch Power of One
Dr. Allison Edwards
Dr. Lee Norman

The Gary B. Morsch Power of One Award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts make a true difference in the lives of those in need. The recipients of this award epitomize the mission of Heart to Heart International by mobilizing others to serve.

Past Recipients:
Dr. John Nkengasong
Royce Keilers
Major General Gary Volesky
Barbi Moore
Ed Pogue
Dick and Virginia Schubert
Walter Maestri
Dr. Gary Morsch

This event is presented by BD


Learn more about event sponsorship opportunities by contacting Tracy Miller at (913) 320-6142 or

Your sponsorship helps Heart to Heart International continue to fulfill its mission of improving healthcare access in the United States and around the world including distributing medical resources, conducting critical training, engaging volunteers and responding to disasters.