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Rising Star Reflections – Meagan Dowell

This month, Meagan Dowell  is opening her own business, On the Ball, an upscale daycare and boarding center for dogs in The Shops at Prairie Village. This is a big change for Meagan, who is a certified public accountant. Even with a daunting work schedule, the Rising Star, Class of 2017, has always found time for volunteer work. Meagan served as co-chairman of Wayside Waifs’ annual Strutt with Your Mutt 5K Run and 3K Walk in 2018. She is a board member and past president of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Cancer Center auxiliary board. Meagan currently serves as board secretary and program and audio/video co-chairman of the Children’s Mercy Hand & Hearts auxiliary board. During the weekend of the auxiliary’s annual fundraising event, Red Hot Night, in 2018, Meagan volunteered more than 25 hours!

Riley Shields, Cole Orscheln, Patrick Orndoff, Shawn Underwood, Kaylyn Brandt, Colby Cooper, Cara Wittkopf, Justin Stillson, Kale Ohmes, Meagan Dowell, Michael Borgerding, Jessie Kelly, Sean Flynn, Jami Maddox, and Luke Steele

Also featured in the March 2, 2019 issue of The Independent



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