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Cocktail Hour | Dinner | Presentation | Meet the RFK Team | Find out how to Volunteer


Come join us to hear about the vision, mission, and heart behind Royal Family KIDS Colorado Springs. Join us for a beautiful evening on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6 to 9 pm at The Antlers downtown Colorado Springs.

Dr. Wess Stafford, former President of Compassion International, will be our keynote speaker.

Dr. Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion International, is an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty.

Wess’ life experiences have uniquely prepared him for this role. With earned undergraduate degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Biola University and a master’s degree from Wheaton College, as well as a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Wess often says, “Everything I really need to know to lead a multinational organization I learned from the poor, growing up in an African village.”

As the son of missionaries to the Ivory Coast, Wess grew up as one of the village children cared for by a wise and loving African “extended family.” But his young heart was often broken as he watched his African friends die from the cruel ravages of poverty. Wess felt privileged to continue his parents’ commitment to the poor through the ministry of Compassion International.

Wess joined the staff of Compassion International in 1977 and worked with the ministry, both overseas and at headquarters. He served as President for 20 years. Wess is a veteran, having served four years in the U.S. Army as a linguist in military intelligence.

He is also an avid outdoorsman and committed family man, living on a small ranch near Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Donna who was a Compassion sponsor even before she met Wess. They have two daughters, Jenny and Katie — the two children in the world for whom Wess is the greatest advocate of all.

There is no cost to attend this banquet dinner and semi-formal evening, but please know that you will be invited to support Royal Family KIDS an foster children in El Paso County as an Agent of Hope sponsor or one-day or full-week RFK volunteer!


Three Ways to Attend
As a Table Captain: invite others and have up to 10 guests per table (or 12 people if we squeeze together!)

As a Guest of a Table Captain: choose your Table Captain when registering

As a Guest to be assigned to a Table: we will assign you to a table to sit with requested tablemates or to meet new people


Hikers in Mountainous Landscape

CAN'T ATTEND but want to sponsor
a foster child to attend Camp & Mentoring Club?

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