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Cheers to Volunteers! – Tom Reorda

Last summer, the Kansas City Royals invited Tom Reorda to sit in the Buck O’Neil legacy seat during a game. At a September luncheon, Tom received the Harvesters’ Circle of Hope Award as Hunger Champion – Individual. These are huge honors — what did Tom do to deserve them? The answer: Plenty! Tom first volunteered with Harvesters in 2010. He has given more than 250 hours of his time in support of a variety of events, including Operation Bread Basket, Forks & Corks, Check Out Hunger, and Take Your Can to Work Day, as well as food drives hosted by Dunkin’ Donuts and Mercedes Benz. Tom has lent his expertise to special projects, such as the 2014 study, Feeding America’s Hunger. A year ago, he decided to become a trained Harvesters’ Lunch Challenge facilitator, and he has already assisted in five Lunch Challenges with a total of 146 participants. Thank you, Tom, for all you do for Harvesters!


Spotlight on Centurions – Marc Shaffer

Wildcat! Marc Shaffer is a Kansas State University graduate who stays true to his roots. He is a past president of the school’s human ecology alumni advisory board. Marc is…

Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo

June 1st is the date for the Kansas City Zoo’s Jazzoo, “Rub Elbows. Touch Fins.” Kelly and Ron Lockton are serving as the chairmen of the 29th annual event. Partygoers…

Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Synergy Services’ Honorary Stars for the 28th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards are Anita Gorman and Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Brynn McCan is the chairman for the event, which will be…

Spotlight on Centurions – Jason Webb

As a member of Centurions, class of 2019, Jason Webb is supporting the February STEM Task Force and planning the Women’s Leadership Forum, which will be held in early March.…