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Oct 28, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020

CMFCAA 2020 Gala: No Place Like Home

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association will celebrate the 2020 Gala will be virtually to ensure the safety of supporters. The online event will feature 2020 program highlights, an online auction and special performance painting by world-renowned artist David Garibaldi. The virtual event will premiere from 7pm-8pm on October 28th and 29th and 10am-noon on October 30th on Facebook and YouTube. Visit the CMFCAA website for complete event details and links to dozens of unique online auction items and experiences.

The virtual gala theme of “No Place Like Home” rings true for everyone this year. CMFCAA is excited to host an online performance painting by David Garibaldi. Garibaldi’s original oversized canvas art will be auctioned off during the event. David Garibaldi transforms an empty canvas into a work of art through his skill, experience, inspiration and senses. His show, Rhythm and Hue is a music and color experience. Large pop portraits explode together on stage in minutes to music.

All are welcome to participate in the virtual gala on Facebook and YouTube or by visiting Businesses wishing to provide extra support are encouraged to consider a corporate sponsorship, available from $100 and up.

CMFCAA’s life-changing services include trauma education, ready-made backpacks full of hygiene products/clothing, respite events, direct support and individual advocacy to foster, adoptive and kinship. CMFCAA provides family finding programs through the innovative 30 Days to Family® programming. The Family Development department trains and assesses quality foster, kinship and adoptive families for traumatized children. A new program, Community Connections Youth Project®, was launched the beginning of 2020 to support 17-26 year olds as they transition out of foster care. CMFCAA now operates Family Resource Centers in Jefferson City, Columbia, Osage Beach and will soon be opening a Regional Training Center.

Time: Various Times

Location: Virtual Event

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, contact DeAnna Alonso at or Eryn Pruitt at 

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