On April 30, 2016, the Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks will host the 2nd Annual Fashion Forward. The event consists of wellness events at the Henderson Unit of the Boys and Girls Club followed by a fashion show benefit at the Fox Theatre in downtown Springfield. 

T​he Fashion Forward fashion show will take place at the Fox Theatre. The show will feature 60 children from the Boys and Girls Club and Grant Beach neighborhood representing several local boutiques. Attendees will enjoy fine wine, appetizers, live music, and a silent art auction. All proceeds from the evening directly support the partnership between Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks and the Henderson Unit of the Boys and Girls Club. A portion of the funds will support the BGC National Fine Arts Exhibit Program and music appreciation. Remaining funds will help support ongoing community engagement in Grant Beach neighborhood.

This year the Fashion Forward event is two events with one focus. On Tuesday, April 26th at 5:00pm a Wellness Fair in Grant Beach will help provide resources to families. Over 100 local families will participate in wellness activities free of charge at the Henderson Unit of the Boys and Girls Club. Children from these families have the opportunity to receive health screenings, get a haircut, enjoy a healthy meal, engage in physical activity, and obtain basic hygiene items. Missouri State students of the Kinesiology Department will help host this event that will engage families in quality of life programming. 

We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and community members for helping us produce a very successful first annual Fashion Forward event! We look forward to an even more successful 2nd Annual Fashion Forward! 


​​Our 2015 Service  Sponsors Include

Clothing Boutiques & Jewelers:

Arts and Letters

Blackwells Fine Men's Clothing

Children’s Orchard

Envy Clothing 

Matilda Jane Clothing

Maxon’s Diamond Merchants


Plato's Closet

Rodi Boutique and Salon

Education Materials
Care to Learn
Missouri State University

Food & Beverages:
Bambino's Café

Blue Bull Bar and Grill 

​Brown Derby

Coffee Ethic

Copper Run Distillery
DiGiaCintO's Italian Restaurant
Farmers Gastropub
Fire and Ice Restaurant and Bar
Harter House


Metropolitan Grill 
Mothers Brewing Company
Panera Bread Company
Ott’s Pasta
Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company

Hygiene Kits​

Convoy of Hope

Life 360 Church

Youth of the Ozarks 

Interactive Art Engagement 

Artist, Brad Noble 

Master of Ceremonies

Mayor Robert Stephens – City of Springfield

John Sellers - Fox Theater & History Museum

Medical Services:

Dr. Gayle Owens, DDS

Missouri State University 

Springfield Greene County Health Department 

Trudi's Kids at Jordan Valley Community Health Center


Freedom Photography


Inland Printing Company


Blu Skies

​The Academy of Hair Design 

Trim Salon

Vivo Salon 

Theater Staging:

Southwest Audio-Visual

Our Partners Include: 

The Fox Theater on Park Central Square

The Henderson Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield

Our Business Sponsors Include
Aaron Sachs and Associates, P.C. 
Christ Episcopal Church 
Great Southern Bank

Our Community Sponsors Include
The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley and 
Mrs. Penny Gordon-Chumbley

Mr. John and Mrs. Gay Lewis

Mr. William Malesich
Mr. Fred and Mrs. Teri McQueary

Ms. Stephanie S. Montgomery

Mr. Pat O’Reilly
Mr. Todd and Mrs. Betty Parnell

Ms. Stephany Powell

​​Dr. Lon and Mrs. Fran Wiksell

Special Thanks To

​Mr. Chris DeLong 

Mr. William and Mrs. Karen Knttenbrink

​Mr. John and Mrs. Gay Lewis

​Mr. David McQueary

​Mr. Mark McQueary

​Ms. Stephanie S. Montgomery

​​Mr. Todd and Mrs. Betty Parnell

Silent Auction Items Provided By
417 Blow Dry Bar
Askinosie Chocolate

Charity Blansit Sola

Jim and Lois Blansit

Matilda Jane Clothing
Megan Rosen-O’neal 

Ryan and Christina Wiksell

A Taste of Springfield Raffle Gift Baskets Provided By:
​5 Pound Apparel 

Andy B's

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant
Candy House Gourmet Chocolates
Falstaff's Local Bar and Grill

Famous Dave's


Jimm's Steakhouse & Pub
Springfield Ballet
Springfield Little Theater 

The Cup
The Review Shoppe Upscale Resale Boutique & Outlet

​Torn Boutique

-------  Fashion Forward Tickets  -------

​We hope you will join us for Fashion Forward, an extraordinary event that will make our community a better place to live!

Buy Your Tickets Now!
Purchase your tickets now
by clicking on the "Buy Now" button
make checks payable to: 
Drew Lewis Foundation 
c/o The Fairbanks 
1126 North Broadway, Building A
Springfield, Missouri, 65802

​​$100 - 1 VIP event and seating
$800 - 8 VIP event and seating
$45 - 1 general admission
$90 - 2 general admission

*Tickets will be reserved at the Check-In Table at Fox Theater 

Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks

Community. Restoration. Engagement.


​Sponsor A Child

On April 26th, 2016 the Fashion Forward Wellness Fair will help provide the following services to families in need: health and wellness screenings, healthy meals, clothes, shoes, haircuts, and hygiene kits. The children served April 26th will be able to show off their new look with the  Fashion Forward benefit April 30th. Help us make a child feel special! 

Sponsorships of $500 and above receive two Fashion Forward tickets. 

Sponsorship levels are:
$100 - One Child

$500 - Five  Children

​$1000 - Ten Children