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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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The Jewel Ball Chairman – Nancy Dreyer Sachse

Nancy Dreyer Sachse (Mrs. Mark Joseph Sachse) will serve as the chairman of the 2017 Jewel Ball, to be held on June 17th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Charles Dreyer II. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Louis Snyder and […]

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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – White Coat Gala

Stories of hope and healing will abound at the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s White Coat Gala, to be held on March 25th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Zulema and Terry Bassham and Dr. Kara Settles and Dr. Jeff Joyce are the co-chairmen of the second annual event. Lara Moritz will serve as the […]

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Catholic Charities of NE KS – Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The festive event will be held in its new location at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pat Wilkerson, Rich Teahan and Don Foley are the honorary presidents, and Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Susan Walker

Susan Walker has a very humble and happy approach to community service. Susan and her team of volunteers have been essential to the growth of Community LINC’s Rent Party event. She has also been instrumental in coordinating organization leadership and facilitating discussions surrounding the Karen and Hank Herrmann Humanitarian Award.  (Seated) Kristin Walker and Nicole […]

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