Saturday, May 4, 2024
Ameristar Casino, St. Charles

Since 2008, BCI has held an annual gala. Known today as Derby after Dark, this event combines all the fun of the Kentucky Derby with celebrating those who do great things to ensure opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

In 2023, we had over 430 guests join us at the gala, and together, we raised over $200,000 to create the space to hire 48 more individuals under our organizational employment program.

Our next Derby After Dark will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2023, at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles. Filled with the excitement of the Kentucky Derby race, coupled with dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, dancing, and much more, this night is sure to be spectacular!

On this night of nights, we also honor a Loving Hands award recipient as well as our Employment Partner of the Year and Packaging Customer of the Year.

If you would like to support our mission by sponsoring this event, check out our 2024 Derby After Dark Sponsorship Packet and then contact BCI Development Director Kristin Williams by email or at 636-875-5267.

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​Please join us in celebrating those we’ve honored over the years, including:

2023: Kathy Cummings
2022: Jo Marie Lang & Distribution Management
2021: Tom Barratt
2020: Citi and True Manufacturing
2019: Cheri & Brian Norton & the Norton Family of Andrew’s Hugs and Jennifer Hecht
2018: Barb Griffith and Chuck Blossom
2017: Lori Brown and Fulvio Franzi
2016: Doug Steinmeyer
2015: Krey Distributing
2014: Rich Hollander
2013: The Raymond & Grace Harmon Charitable Foundation and PSI
2012: Mary Alice Vinson and Kohrs Truck & Auto Repair
2011: Richard & Virginia Rogers and the Boeing Employee Community Fund
2010: John & Cheryl Lauer and Sun Rental
2009: William & Nancy Brown and Bass Pro Shop
2008: Tom & Carolyn Hughes and UMB Bank


2023: Cambridge Air Solutions


2023: Reckitt

Photos from 2023