Save the Date

Saturday, May 11, 2019


6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Event Information

Fur Ball Chairs

Sandy and Dave Johnson – Honorary Chairs
Jill and Raymond Kowalik – Co-Event Chairs
Nancy and David Yeamans – Co-Event Chairs

Event Emcee:

Gary Lezak,
KSHB’s Emmy Award
Winning Meteorologist.

2018 Thank You

On behalf of the animals at Wayside Waifs, thanks to everyone who helped make the 22nd Annual Fur Ball Gala a tremendous success. Your attendance and contribution raised a record breaking $1.3 million for the animals of Wayside Waifs.

Saturday, May 5 was an incredible evening to raise funds for homeless animals! Whether you were striking a pose by the Wayside street float, outbidding your friends for that must-have auction item or enjoying a refreshing glass of sangria – you were making a difference for the Waifs.

Fur Ball welcomed 1,000 supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Special thanks to Honorary Chairs, Dave and Sandy Johnson; Co-Event Chairs, Raymond and Jill Kowalik; Co-Event Chairs, David and Nancy Yeamans; and Silent Auction Chairs, Rusty and Martha Smith. Their volunteer leadership efforts were invaluable and played a significant role in the success of Fur Ball. Additional thanks to the incredible generosity of The Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation and The Jack and Glenna Wylie Foundation for their matching gift challenges that inspired so many animal lovers to join them in giving.

If you missed our special video message at Fur Ball, please find the video hereThank you for believing in our life-saving mission at Wayside Waifs and helping make second chances possible.

We have paw-some photos from the night of Fur Ball! From silent auction, patio lounging, puppy kisses, kitten snuggles, dinner and dancing – there’s no contest that Fur Ball was the place to be! Check out photos here!

See you next year at the 23rd annual Fur Ball!