Celebrating Life and Courage
Founded in loving memory of Nicole Marie Burton...

A foundation created in the memory of Nicole Marie Burton, to provide a gifted celebration to children who have or are battling a life altering event. KIDSgala is dedicated to hosting events that will individually celebrate each child’s life achievements...

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Committed to making a difference in the lives of children…
Recent Parties:
Jillian's Event

Learn more about how you can join us as we celebrate the life and achievements of a child.

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Recent Parties: Mighty Max

Meet the children we’ve celebrated in the past and view photos of their spectacular events.

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Nominate a Child

We encourage you to apply for a celebration
on behalf of a courageous child in your life.

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KIDSgala: A Celebration of Life

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KIDSgala was founded in 2013 by David C. McKnight, owner and founder of Emerald City Designs, with the goal of celebrating the life of children struggling from life-altering illnesses and disabilities. After learning that his dear friend’s nine-year old daughter had been diagnosed with leukemia, McKnight recognized the importance of celebrating the outstanding courage of children. Since 2013, McKnight and his hardworking team have raised thousands of dollars through fundraising events.



The White Party - June 16, 2018 at The Henry Hotel, Autograph Collecton