Tool Belts & Bow Ties:

Habitat for Humanity’s 15th annual Tool Belts & Bow Ties gala brings together friends to raise enough money in one night to build a home for a local family. Our Wizard of Oz – There’s No Place Like Home themed gala brings together 500+ donors from the Springfield community to have some fun and support Habitat’s mission. Guests enjoy a generous cocktail hour, silent auction, and a delicious dinner.

During the party, guests will be introduced to one of Habitat’s homeowners. Our guests will also will hear how Habitat for Humanity provides the opportunity to work for, and purchase, a home with an affordable mortgage; how the stability of a home can change a life. You won’t want to miss Amanda’s incredible story of homeownership.

Unique to Habitat’s gala, the Sponsor a Home Auction where guests will bid on buckets of nails, windows, toilets, doors and more to help build a home. Read more about our auction here >> Sponsor a Home Auction.

The big moment of the night is when we announce the winner of our Backyard Bundle Giveaway! Read more and purchase your ticket today for a chance to win! >> Backyard Bundle

Join us for a wonderful night of fun and celebration as we collectively raise enough money to build a Habitat for Humanity home.

  • March 27, 2020
  • University Plaza Convention Center
  • 6:00 pm – cocktail hour, 7:00 pm dinner
  • Individual Tickets – $125. Please mail a check to Habitat for Humanity (2410 S. Scenic) to reserve your tickets! You may purchase tickets online here, however, we request payment via check to avoid credit card fees.


Honorary Chairs:

Architect Level Sponsor:

Developer Level Sponsor:

Framer Level Sponsors:

Contractor Level Sponsor:

Builder Level Sponsor:

Underwriting Sponsors:

Beverage Sponsors:

Media Partners:

Sweepstakes Partners:

Silent Auction:

If you or your business is interested in supporting Tool Belts & Bow Ties with an item for our silent auction, please complete the form below!  Contact Kelsey Milholland, Community Development Associate, at 417-829-4001 x 116 if you have any questions.

Tool Belts & Bow Ties- Auction Donation Form 2020

Sponsor a Home Auction:

During Tool Belts & Bow Ties, guests will bid on buckets of nails, windows, and doors during our signature Sponsor a Home Auction to help raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity home. For Habitat supporters who can’t attend our gala, we’ve set up a virtual bidding site so you can participate in the fun!  Learn More >> Sponsor a Home Auction

Tool Belts & Bow Ties Ticket & Sponsorships:

  • Architect Sponsor – $5,000
  • Developer Sponsor – $3,000
  • Framer Sponsor – $1,500
  • Contractor Sponsor – $1,000
  • Builder Sponsor – $500
  • Individual Ticket – $125

To purchase an Individual Ticket, mail a check to Habitat for Humanity (2410 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807) or follow the link below. Payment by check is preferred so we avoid incurring credit card fees.

Individual Ticket

Sponsorship Package – Tool Belts & Bow Ties 2020

For years, Tool Belts & Bow Ties has brought together engaged and affluent citizens, including top executives and professionals from Springfield’s active business community.

We invite you to join us as a 2020 sponsor, and as a benefit, your business will receive outstanding recognition and visibility!  Contact Abby Glenn, Development Director, at 417-829-4001 x 109 if you have any questions or would like to secure your sponsorship.

Gala Volunteers:

We need volunteers to make Tool Belts & Bow Ties 2020 a success! If you’re interested in volunteering your time to support our Silent Auction Committee or Decor Committee, please contact Abby Glenn, Development Director, at 417-829-4001 x 109. Review the committee descriptions below!

Auction Committee Description

Decore & Entertainment Committee Description

Past Event Sponsors:

2019 Full Sponsor Listing

2018 Full Sponsor Listing

2017 Full Sponsor Listing

2016 Full Sponsor Listing

2015 Full Sponsor Listing



2019 Event Photos

2018 Event Photos

2017 Event Photos

2016 Event Photos

2015 Event Photos