This fundraising event celebrates Heart to Heart International’s mission, its impact and the people it serves – as well as its volunteers, staff and partners. In addition, the evening will recognize the recipients of the organization’s annual Gary B. Morsch Humanitarian Award along with all of those who should be applauded because of their contribution to the organization throughout the year.


Location & date

Join the celebration in-person on
Saturday, October 8, 2022
6:00 pm

Heart to Heart International Headquarters in Lenexa, KS
Dressy casual or business casual attire

Come celebrate 30 years of humanitarian aid and healthcare service throughout the world with a fabulously fun party and fundraiser featuring food, drinks, live music and dancing.

Join us for Applause 2022 and stay for Encore – an extraordinary extension to the soiree under the stars!

Schedule for the evening:

Event begins. Cocktail reception and passed appetizers available in our gallery

Dinner buffet opens, featuring food from Bo Ling’s and Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar

Program begins, celebrating 30 years of HHI and recognizing the Gary B. Morsch Humanitarian Award winner

Encore! party begins in the back lot with dessert, dancing and live music by Lee Langston.  Play “Heads or Tails” and try your luck with our wine and spirits pull!

Feeling lucky?
Join our Golden Ticket Raffle!

Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 to enter a chance to win our trip giveaway! Only 150 tickets will be sold, so you do NOT want to miss this exciting opportunity. You do not need to be present to win (but wouldn’t that be more fun?).

One winner will be drawn and can choose between:


Napa Valley Wine Tour Package

• 3-night stay in a King Winery Suite or Artist Cottage at Mount View Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley
• 6-hour chauffeured winery tour
• Entry and tastings at three prestigious wineries in Napa Valley
• Delicious lunch served while on wine tour
• All resort fees, parking, and gratuities included. (Airfare not included.)

New Orleans Home of Jazz Culinary Vacation Tour
• 3-night accommodations at your choice of the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel. (Airfare not included.)
• Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
• Choice of either the Gray Line New Orleans-Super City tour or a Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat tour
• 3-hour class at the New Orleans School of Cooking

Buy Golden Tickets


Help us reach a $30,000 match!

Thanks to the generosity of one of our donors, all Golden Raffle Tickets and additional Applause donations will be matched up to $30,000.
You can double your giving before the event even starts!

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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.


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Questions? Contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 320-6191 or