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Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo

Trish and John Dorsey are serving as the chairmen of the Kansas City Zoo’s 28th annual Jazzoo. The June 2nd event will feature delicious bites from more than 80 local restaurants, fabulous entertainment on four stages and cocktails from 10 full and specialty bars. Trish and John Dorsey, chairmen Additional photos featured in the March […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – David Ball

David Ball, Ball’s Food Stores; has continued the philanthropic legacy started by his parents through his leadership and support of KVC Health Systems. David currently serves as KVC’s executive board co-chairman and provides guidance, campaign leadership, personal gift giving, and support of KVC. Through the Ball’s Charity Golf Classic, David has made substantial contributions to […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Keri Maginn

Keri Maginn is the director of business operations at DRAW Architecture + Urban Design. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. Keri is a member of the social committee and serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force. She enjoys making meals for families at Ronald McDonald House and serving lunch at the […]

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The Independent’s 2017 Class of Rising Stars

Dolly Wood, occupational therapist, The University of Kansas Hospital Dolly serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, and is a past board member for Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. She is on the advisory board for the Occupational Therapy Assistant […]

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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers

Cindy Pratt-Stokes is serving as the chairman of the Hats Off to Mothers luncheon on May 9th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The event will recognize mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement and service to our community. Proceeds support Open Options which provides support for people with intellectual […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Tiffany Bruce

Tiffany Bruce is a member of Centurions, class of 2018, and serves on the recruiting committee. She is the development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, and has been with the agency for nine years. Tiffany has been a Big Sister to her Little Sister, M´racle, for the last four years. […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Jeremy Schafer

Jeremy Schafer’s commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City is unmatched. He has raised funds for the organization, recruited his network to become Bigs, involved his company, Allstate Protective Solutions, and helped lead the agency to its most successful year to date. Jeremy and Christine Schafer Additional photos featured in the February […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Sunita Lavin

Sunita Lavin is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and is a project manager at Garmin. She recently received the Society of Women Engineer’s Distinguished New Engineer Award, and she is a community advocate for STEM for women and girls. Sunita received a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at the University of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Connor Francis

Connor Francis is a Producer for Thomas McGee. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and serves on the Life Science Task Force. Connor volunteers as a Young Life mentor for high school boys in Blue Valley and Olathe schools and as a program director for Champions Special Ministries. He also serves on […]

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