Each year, MORE2 holds a celebration banquet to acknowledge the successes of the past year and look into the future. It serves as a fundraising event, where member faith communities, businesses, and supporters can come together to speak about the issues at hand and be inspired for the work yet to be done.

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2015 FlyerPlease join us for our 10th annual banquet.June 11, 2015

Union Station

5:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Tickets $75 each or $650 for a table of 10

Members may download the following materials to prepare for the 2015 annual banquet:

2014 Banquet

The 2014 Banquet will have a temporary hearing loop installed to bring equal hearing access to those with hearing loss. A hearing loop works with hearing aids and cochlear implants that have t-coils. It is like WIFI for hearing aids; the sound is received directly in the hearing instrument, cutting out the background noise and other distortions. If you don’t know if you have a t-coil contact your audiologist or HIS. You may have a t-coil but it hasn’t been activated. There will also be individual receivers for those who do not have t-coils. You can find more information about hearing loops at or contact Sheryl Butler at 712-309-0509.

2014 Banquet PosterMembers may download the following materials for use in preparing for the 2014 Imagine Banquet:

2013 Banquet

2013: 8th Annual Imagine Banquet: Economic Dignity for All

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Downtown Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri

6:00pm Social Hour, 7:00pm Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Ph.D., Pastor, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Georgia

2012: 7th Annual Imagine Banquet: Bringing the Fire of Our Faith to the Table

June 14, 2012 Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS

6:00pm Social Hour, 7:00pm Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Senior Pastor Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets: $60 each; Call Peggy Krewson at 816-333-2394 to purchase

2011: 6th Annual Imagine Banquet: Building a Better World by Building Relationships

June 9, 2011 Reardon Civic Center/Hilton Gardens – Kansas City, KS

Social Hour 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Michael Zedek, Senior Rabbi, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL

Tickets: $50 each if payment is received by April 15th.  $60 each after April 15th.

Tune into Religion on the Line on Sunday mornings, 6:00 – 8:00 am, KCMO, AM band 710. Call in to join topical conversations with Co-Hosts Senior Rabbi Zedek, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago; Rev. Dr. Robert L. Hill, Senior Minister, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MO; and Dr. John Purk, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

2010: Imagine… Empowered People, Transformed Communities

June 10, 2010 Hyatt Regency Crown Center – Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker: Dianne Cleaver

Tickets $50 each; $500 per table for 10

2009: The Power to Change

June 11th  at 6:00 p.m. Overland Park Sheraton Hotel – Overland Park, KS

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Ticket $40 individual; $220 for 6; $375 for table of 10

2008: Imagine!

June 8th    Downtown Marriott – Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker: Jim Wallis Click here to watch video

2007: Imagine! The Dream Made Real

June 10th at 6:00 p.m.Muehlbach Towers at the Downtown Marriott – Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Timothy McDona

2006: Imagine!

June 4th Downtown Marriott – Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker: Representative Emanuel Cleaver I