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Spotlight on Centurions – Drew Elliott

Drew Elliott is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020. He serves on the boards of Nonprofit Connect and the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Drew earned a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Kansas, and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He works within the […]

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Name Dropping – Symphony Ball

Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. will serve as the honorary chairmen of the Symphony Ball, “The Firebird Ball,” presented by the Symphony League of Kansas City. Mary Leonida is serving as chairman.  The Hunts were married in 2003. Between them, they have nine children and eight grandchildren. Sports aficionados will recognize Rita and Lamar as […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Dan Moye

Dan Moye is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020. He serves on the curriculum committee and is a member of the Economic Development Task Force. Dan has volunteered with JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee. He has worked for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City for four years. Dan is a principal development […]

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Sara Welch and Terri and Doug Curran are the honorary co-chairmen of Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The September 28th event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who received a Tony Award and a Grammy award for her performances off and on Broadway […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars Kathleen Johansen

Kathleen Johansen is a senior communications strategist at The University of Kansas Health System. Her love of philanthropy began more than 30 years ago when she became a Brownie in South Carolina. Fundraising clearly made an impact on her because she was consistently her troop’s top Girl Scout cookie seller. Kathleen volunteered at retirement homes […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Margaret McKee Burditt

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Margaret McKee Burditt as the 2019 BOTAR president. Mandy is a BOTAR, class of 1991, and was a BOTAR Page in 1978. Her leadership roles in BOTAR include recording secretary in 2006, and BOTAR Ball vice president in 2015, as well as […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Cristen Summers

Cristen Summers and her father, Richard Hudson, have been devoted volunteers at KidsTLC since 2012. Cristen initiated bringing The Birthday Party Project to residential clients. She helps with new attendees and guests at KidsTLC fundraisers and has served as a special event committee member. Richard has been a volunteer at the KidsTLC Open Golf Tournament, […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars André L. Davis

André L. Davis’ community work started with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He became a “Big” in the program, mentoring his Little Brother and then joined the board. André is entering his sixth year as a board member (his final year) and also had served on the Diversity Task Force (a subcommittee within BBBSKC) as chairman for several […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Ashley Renfrew

Ashley Renfrew is a project manager and deputy delivery manager with HNTB Corporation. She is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. Ashley serves on the projects committee and is a co-chairman of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force. Ashley has volunteered with numerous groups. Among the ones she most enjoys are HappyBottoms, Project […]

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