Charity Events in Springfield, Missouri

Celebrate the community and raise money for a good cause at a local charity event.

by Jamie Thomas

Dec 2023

Wine glasses at a gala event
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There are plenty of events held throughout the year in Springfield that benefit local charities and nonprofit organizations. Many of these events happen annually and have become familiar traditions for those who are active in the community. They help raise not just money, but awareness of the work these organizations do. Attending a gala event or fundraising golf tournament isn’t just fun, but is doing genuine good for the southwest Missouri community.

Charity Events in Springfield

Here are a few example of recurring charity events in Springfield.

The Cattle Baron's Ball of Southwest Missouri

The Cattle Baron’s Ball of Southwest Missouri has been raising money for advocacy, research and support for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer since 2009. The American Cancer Society event specifically has raised over $5.7 million since it was first held, and treats guests to Western-themed food from local chefs, desserts, silent and live auctions, live entertainment and more. Take a look at the website for more information on the next event and how you can help.

St. Jude's Dream Home Giveaway

St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital is a global charity dedicated to providing support to children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses through care and support, research, training and more. Each year, St. Jude’s holds more than 40 giveaways across the U.S. where the top prize is a beautiful home and each entry contributes to the work the charity does. Check the St. Jude’s Dream Home Giveaway website for details and more ways you can help.

The Road to Home Gala

The Road to Home Gala is an annual event held by FosterAdopt Connect. FosterAdopt Connect helps children and families navigate the child welfare system through professional staff, advocacy and support programs, detailed guidance and more. The gala is held to raise money for the organization and includes live entertainment, dinner and dancing. You can find more information about The Road to Home Gala and how you can help FosterAdopt Connect on their website.

Take a look at our calendar below for more charity and fundraising events.