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Cheers To Volunteers! – Karen Downing

Karen Downing is the auction chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Kansas City Shoot for the Cure event. She is known for her ability to procure highly desirable items for the auction – a great many of them! The total raised by the silent auction just keeps rising. In addition, Karen and her husband, Doug, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Caitlin O’Byrne Waters

Caitlin O’Byrne Waters is an employee benefits consultant at CBIZ, where she helps companies develop strategies that will attract and retain employees. As a member of Centurions, class of 2019, she is serving on the diversity and inclusion committee. In addition, she is part of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force. Destination? Cincinnati. Caitlin has a […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Alvin Ward

Alvin Ward has donated more than 600 hours of his time to Spay and Neuter Kansas City. He has provided customer service at the wellness clinic and assisted as a vet tech at a mobile clinic. Alvin is very knowledgable about the organization and its programs. He also is noted for his patience and decisiveness. […]

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2018 Class of Rising Star Nicole Jacobs Silvey

Nicole Jacobs Silvey is an associate director at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and is a Rising Star, class of 2018, with more than 20 years of experience in the non profit sector. She currently serves on the board of HappyBottoms.  According to Maria Dickson, Friends of University Academy; Nicole has been on the University […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Anastasia Huggins

Anastasia Huggins and her husband, Eddie, returned to Our Town two years ago, after spending nearly a decade away. Anastasia earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University, and she is an architect with BNIM. She joined Centurions soon after moving back to Kansas City and is a member of the class of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Diane Gallagher

Diane Gallagher is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. She is a vice president of client marketing with American Century Investments. Diane and her family live in Prairie Village, where her husband, Terrence, is a member of the City Council. The Gallaghers are the parents of 21-year-old Jillian, 17-year-old Elizabeth and 14-year-old Mary Katherine. […]

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2018 Class of Rising Star Chris Jagoda

When Chris Jagoda began his career at Lockton Companies, he embraced the company’s strong commitment to the community and quickly became involved with a wide variety of service activities, including Christmas in October, Great Strides, Walk MS, and The Hospital Hill Marathon. Said Erin Gabert, American Heart Association: “Chris found his niche volunteering with the […]

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