Humanitarian Awards

Our 69th Annual Humanitarian Awards Is Going Virtual

In these uncertain times, one thing has become crystal clear—there is hardship in the world, yes, but humanity is up to the challenge and shows it every day through incredible acts of kindness, big and small. What better time to celebrate our city’s most philanthropic individuals and groups?


Virtual Humanitarian Awards Benefit
Saturday, August 22, 2020


Given restrictions on large gatherings, we invite you to take the Humanitarian Awards Benefit celebrations into your own home (or backyard!) for a party with your closest friends, family or colleagues.


This year marks HumanKind Ministries’s 135th anniversary! We will live stream a short program for you to air at your party, including brief videos celebrating our anniversary as well as our three award winners. We can also help you select a theme, menu, decorations and ticket prices—with all proceeds to benefit HumanKind’s work providing shelter, case management, and other basic needs to those experiencing poverty or homelessness in our community.


We encourage you to make the party your own and consider celebrating a friend, colleague or family member who is doing amazing work in our community! Whether you opt for a small backyard BBQ, 5-course gourmet meal, cocktail party or anything in between, we are here to help.


Sign up to host your own Humanitarian Awards Party today and receive:

  • Concierge party planning support from HK staff, including invitations design and logistics
  • Event toolkit to help you choose your theme and plan your event
  • Event programs, tabletop tents and other event signage
  • Technical support setting up the live stream during the event so you can watch the award winner videos and acceptance and participate in our live and silent auctions
  • An HK staffer in attendance at the event (if you so choose)


If you are interested in sponsoring our Humanitarian Awards Benefit, please check out these sponsorship opportunities and reach out to our Community Outreach Coordinator Greer Horning at 316-264-9303 or

Be a Party Host!

If you are interested in hosting your own Humanitarian Awards Benefit or have any questions/concerns, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon.

About the Humanitarian Awards

For nearly 70 years, HumanKind Ministries has brought the community together for the Humanitarian Awards to celebrate individuals and organizations doing exceptional work to help the less fortunate—everyday people going out of their way to help someone just because it’s the right thing to do. The event is also a fundraiser, raising critical funds to help HumanKind Ministries continue our important work helping the homeless and those living in poverty through our homeless shelters, low-income apartments, case management, and Operation Holiday.