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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Karen Crnkovich

Karen Crnkovich has been a member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri for 16 years and is serving as the 2020-21 president. Karen has served on the board of directors for four years and in many other roles, including director of fund development, director of training, board assistant, Holiday Mart co-chairman, and advocacy […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Moe Chizari

Teaching math might not be everyone’s idea of happiness, but for Moe Chizari, it’s exactly what the semi-retired accountant and volunteer loves to do. Moe spends his free time working with Literacy KC’s program, High School Equivalency Test preparedness. Giving back motivates Moe to do the work of teaching, and the joy comes when students, […]

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Fifties Freedom In The Village

If you’re driving by 71st Street and Mission Road in Prairie Village, you’ll notice that there’s a new kid in town. He is part of the sculpture Fifties Freedom In The Village. Brad Johnson wanted to honor his bicycle-riding friends, and E.S. Schubert, who is known as Spencer, created the artwork. Both men graduated from […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Karly Scholl

Karly Scholl is in her second year as a Centurion, where she has served on the Education Task Force and is on the projects committee. This married mother of two earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from Iowa State University. She joined CommunityAmerica Credit Union in 2017,  tasked with […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Anne Keil

Anne Keil was recently elected president of the Kansas City Young Matrons, where she has been a member since 2013. Anne previously served as admissions chairman, new member chairman, and director of community service for the organization. Anne, and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of two adult children. Kansas City Young Matrons is in […]

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart is known as “the mart with heart,” and as such the organization selects beneficiaries as partners for each year’s shopping event. One of the community partners is Solace House. Solace House brings expert care, comfort, guidance, and hope to approximately 2,500 families per year dealing with life-threatening […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Nancy Phelps

Nancy Phelps is a member of Centurions Spring Class of 2021. She is the director of community impact at JE Dunn Construction, where she promotes corporate and employee engagement throughout JE Dunn’s 21 offices. She works with the Dunn Family Foundation and JE Dunn’s corporate philanthropy. Nancy completed her undergraduate degree at Tabor College, and […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Dr. Dred Scott

The name might sound familiar, but the individuality, work ethic, and passion are completely original for locally born President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Dr. Dred Scott. Being named for the figure in the 1857 legal case that went all the way to the Supreme Court, Dr. Scott is […]

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The Whole Person – Gatsby Gala Night of Independence

The Abbott will be the site of The Whole Person’s Gatsby Gala Night of Independence on September 26th. CJ and Scott Charbonneau will be the honorary chairmen, with Jordan Ward and John Miller as co-chairmen. Honorees will be individuals, businesses, and organizations that are working to further The Whole Person’s mission to assist people with […]

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