We hope you join us for the 2023 Celebration of Heroes on Thursday, May 4 at 28 Event Space at 6 PM.

Become a 2023 Celebration of Heroes Event Sponsor

Sponsorship not only helps fund SMVC and the event, but it also comes with incredible benefits that can range from premier seating and event tickets to printed recognition, exhibit space, and reception signage. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits at the Sponsorship Packet link below.

Nominate an organization or individual for a 2023 Celebration of Heroes Guardian Award

The Guardian Awards shine a light on groups and people who go above and beyond to help the Kansas City veteran’s community. You can learn more about nominating deserving organizations and individuals using either the Guardian Award Nomination Packet PDF or the online nomination form.

Thank you to the 2022 Celebration of Heroes sponsors!

Your contributions and presence helped make the event successful as well as supporting SMVC to fulfill its mission.

            Thank you to all who joined us for the 2022 Celebration of Heroes. Thanks to our hosts and longtime supporters, Pete Mundo and John Holt, for emceeing the evening! Check out photos from the night. It’s not too late to make your donation HERE.

Congratulations to the 2022 Guardian Award recipients – Bob Waechter, Robin Johnson, Stuart Hunt and the Veterans Treatment Court.

The Col. Roger H.C. Donlon Patriot Award

One of the highlights of the evening was the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army honoring Art Fillmore with the Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon Patriot Award for his lifetime service to veterans. SMVC would not exist without Art’s vision and leadership and we are forever grateful for his selfless service to others.

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