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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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Cheers to Volunteers! – Catholic Charities

Nearly 1,200 people volunteer at Catholic Charities each month. These dedicated volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including picking up food from area grocery stores and delivering it to one of nine pantries, coordinating parish food drives, working in the TurnStyles thrift store, helping with English language classes, serving on the event planning committees, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Derrick Dydell

Derrick Dydell started volunteering for The Whole Person in September of 2014 and has held many roles since. He is the go-to guy for anything that needs to be done, including moving furniture at events, advocating with consumers in Jefferson City, assisting with voter registration activities, and much more. Cecilia Singletary and Derrick Dydell enjoyed […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – Academy 150 Gala

November 19th is the date for St. Teresa’s Academy’s Academy 150 Gala, which will celebrate 150 years of educating young women in Kansas City. Katie and Ryan Duffy and Denise and Dave Schloegel are serving as co-chairmen of the celebration to be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. (Front row) Nan […]

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