The Inaugural “An Evening with GP” Event Raises Money, Delights Guests

A view of the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation's inaugural An Evening with GP Event

The rain didn’t dampen the excitement at the first annual An Evening with GP, held at the Atrium in Columbia, Missouri on November 4, 2022. Guests entered and walked back through time to the Pinkel era of Mizzou football, enjoying photos, memorabilia, dinner, and a four-quarter program recounting the highlights of Gary Pinkel’s illustrious college coaching career.

As the first-of-its-kind fundraiser for the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation, the event was a huge success. In total, An Evening with GP raised $110,000, which the foundation will use to fund 11 scholarships for 2023. Learn more about the GP M.A.D.E. scholarship program and meet the 2022 recipients here.

Our sincere gratitude to our presenting sponsors, Veterans United Home Loans, Chase & Hilary Daniel, and Chris & Sarah Cox. Additional thanks goes to Mike Kelly, Mike Alden, and Brad Smith who joined Coach Pinkel on stage for the program. We are also grateful to our many table sponsors, volunteers, board members, staff members, and to our vendors for helping us support life-changing educational opportunities for deserving Missouri students in need.