Event Information

Fur Ball: Woof 66

Saturday, May 11, 2019


6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Event Information

Fur Ball Chairs

Jill Dean and Jean Wagner – Honorary Chairs
Rusty and Martha Smith – Co-Event Chairs
David and Therese Yost – Co-Event Chairs

Event Emcee:

Gary Lezak,
KSHB’s Emmy Award
Winning Meteorologist.

Fur Ball 2019 Thank You

On behalf of the animals at Wayside Waifs, thank you for making the 23rd Annual Fur Ball Gala a tremendous success. Your attendance and contribution raised a record breaking $1,446,170 for the animals of Wayside Waifs.

Saturday, May 11, was an incredible evening to raise funds for homeless animals! Whether you were striking a pose by the Wayside filling station, outbidding your friends for that must-have auction item, or enjoying a cocktail – you were making a difference for the Waifs.

Fur Ball welcomed 1,000 guests, volunteers, and sponsors. Special thanks to our Honorary Chairs, Jill Dean and Jean Wagner; Co-Event Chairs, Rusty and Martha Smith; and Co-Event Chairs, David and Therese Yost. Their volunteer leadership efforts played a significant role in the success of Fur Ball. Additional thanks to the incredible generosity of The Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation, the anonymous donor that surprised us during the auction, and The Jack and Glenna Wylie Foundation for their generosity that inspired so many animal lovers to join them in giving. Finally, thank you to our silent auction committee and The Photobus for their in-kind donation.

If you still need to pay your pledge or would like to make an additional donation, please donate online here.

Fur Ball Video:

If you missed the video at Fur Ball, click here to view the inspiring story told that evening. Thank you for believing in our life-saving mission at Wayside Waifs and helping make second chances possible.

Event Photos:

We have paw-some photos from the night of Fur Ball! From the silent auction, patio lounging, puppy kisses, kitten snuggles, dinner and dancing – Fur Ball was the place to be! Check out photos here!


We are already thinking about Fur Ball 2020! Help us make Fur Ball even better! Share your feedback – we’d love to hear from you! Take the survey.

Thank you, again, for making Fur Ball 2019 a success. The Wayside community is truly the best. Your love for animals helps us continue to find homes for more than 6,200 homeless pets a year. We look forward to seeing you next year at Fur Ball 2020. Be sure to Save The Date for Fur Ball 2020 on Saturday, May 9!