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Cheers To Volunteers! – Jim Keller

Jim Keller is a longtime volunteer with Pathway To Hope. The organization’s motto, “Because no one should face mental illness alone” resonates with him. A quarter of a century ago, someone close to him died after struggling with bipolar disorder. Jim was the original Night of Hope event coordinator. He guided the gala planning efforts for seven years, and now serves as development committee member, responsible for long-term donation planning. However, that’s not all Jim has done for Pathway To Hope. He has met with donors, photographed gatherings, created and edited videos, provided insightful advice on technological purchases, run errands, and even swept the floors. In short, Jim has a variety of talents and skills – and he uses them in making every effort to ensure Pathway To Hope’s success.

Bev Behm, Jim Keller, Chelsea Hyde, Kiersten Adkins, and Gwen Litke

Featured in the October 29, 2022 issue of The Independent.


The Loop KC – Samantha Morain

The Loop KC brings together similar yet unique minds to create genuine friendships and ignite the next generation of business leaders in Kansas City. Members of The Loop KC are…

Salvation Army Christmas Committee – The Carl J. DiCapo Family

The Carl J. DiCapo family will serve as honorary chairs for the annual Salvation Army Christmas Committee this year, to honor the memory of the emeritus board member. Thirty years…

Lyric Opera Ball, “A Toast to Opera”

Celebrating the theme of this year’s Lyric Opera Ball, “A Toast to Opera,” are the Co-chairmen, Sharon Barry and Deanna Diebolt. Hosted by the Lyric Opera Circle, the evening of…

2023 Class Of Rising Stars – Moira Holland

Among Kansas City’s advocates for women and children, Moira Holland stands out as a prominent supporter. Her relentless dedication and skill in fundraising led to her designation as a Rising Star by The…