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Philanthropy Matters – John Shehane

John Shehane views himself as “a life-long learner.” He was one of the founders of the local AFP chapter, and of what is now Nonprofit Connect, in addition to being one of the first members of the Mid America Planned Giving Council. “I served on the AFP’s National Ethics Committee that created our first Code […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars Mark Mattison

Mark Mattison has successfully built a life where his vocation and avocation are almost interchangeable, and the skills he develops at one ultimately benefit the other. He does this effortlessly, with exceptional skill, great enthusiasm, and a genuine spirit of compassion and giving back. After graduating from the University of Missouri, Mark’s first job was […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart Beneficiaries

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will host Holiday Mart, its annual shopping event, at Bartle Hall on October 17th through the 20th. This year’s beneficiaries are Amethyst Place, Inclusion Connections, Jewish Family Services, Lazarus Ministries, Shadow Buddies Foundation, Solace House, and Wayside Waifs. C’mon along and listen to the ding, ding, ding of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jennifer Vitela

Jennifer Vitela works for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, where she oversees public programs, special events, visitor services, volunteers, and museum store operations. She graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Jennifer earned her juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School. She is a member of the Centurions […]

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Philanthropy Matters – Kate Migneron

Kate Migneron is the leader of a team of gift officers at Children’s Mercy who present potential donors with options that will lead to a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families. She is a lifelong resident of Our Town who is excited to see the growth of the Children’s Research Institute […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Chantell Garrett

Chantell Garrett loves traveling. The Dillard University graduate (her bachelor’s degree is in marketing and management information systems) returned to her alma mater in 2017 to receive a 40 Under 40 Award. In addition to her duties as manager for diversity, inclusion, and strategic engagement at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Chantell focuses […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart 2019 Special Events Chairman

Sydney Sutherland is the special events chairman for Holiday Mart 2019. The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s annual fundraiser is scheduled for October 17th through the 20th at Bartle Hall. The morning of the 17th is the time for Preferential Shopping (which requires a special ticket). Hilarity (or, at least, much merriment) will ensue […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Christine Lara

Christine Lara is a member of Centurions Fall Class of 2020. She recently was elected to the Centurions steering committee. Christine serves on the Innovation and Disruption Task Force planning committee and the diversity and inclusion committee. Christine, the eldest of three siblings, is originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She earned a […]

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Junior League KCMO – Holiday Mart 2019

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri is gearing up for Holiday Mart 2019. Members of the committee are eagerly awaiting the shopping extravaganza, which will be held on October 17th through the 20th at Bartle Hall. Committee Members: Taylor Kaunley, staffing chairman; Sydney Sutherland, events co-chairman; Sarah Koci Scheilz, marketing co-chairman; Addie Layne and […]

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