On February 17, the Young Professionals board hosted their annual VooDoo in the Lou, honoring kids with cancer and kick starting what we anticipate to be a very successful year of fundraising.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre transformed into a breathtaking backdrop and venue for this event’s masquerade theme as 350 guests donned their finest suits and gowns and indulged in Cajun inspired hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Glitz, glam, and theatrical burlesque shows by Van Ella Studios along with live music by The Diamond Empire Band created an exhilarating atmosphere, stimulating the crowd to dance the night away!

In total, everyone in attendance, sponsorships, silent auction, raffles, and various donations raised over $29,000!

A special “shout out” goes out to our Marquee VIP sponsor, Stifel and all of our partners: Northwestern Mutual, Dominos, Incentive Concepts, CRB, The Reinberg Family, UMB, Holekamp Foundation, Kathy and Jim Martin, WILsquare Capital, The Staenberg Group, Carrollton Bank, Love Funding, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate, Busey Bank, In Memory of John Henry, Wow Factor Home Staging, and Nathan & Jennifer McKean.

Thank you to our 11 committee members, the Young Professionals Board, and the 17 amazing volunteers who dedicated their time and talents towards this record-breaking event!


Save the date for 2019 VooDoo in the Lou which will be on

January 26, 2019!