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Cheers to Volunteers! – Heidi Whitehill


DeLaSalle selected Heidi Whitehill as DeLaSalle’s 2011 “Volunteer of the Year” for the work she does with the fundraising events and more importantly the one-on-one tutoring she does in social studies. Heidi and her husband, Ethan, will be hosting the Patrons’ and Sponsors’ Reception at their home for DeLaSalle’s 2012 Speaker Series featuring Stephen Pemberton. As a board member, Ethan has supported DeLaSalle in many ways and the couple were co-chairmen of the 2011 DeLaSalle Movie Benefit along with Carla and Danny O’Neill.

Also featured in the February 18th issue of The Independent



Philanthropy Matters – April Padgett

April Padgett began her career in development five years ago. She came to Our Town in the summer of 2018. April is director of individual and corporate giving for Vibrant…

In the Spotlight – Snow Ball

Jo and Mike Kuckelman are the presidents for the 46th Annual Snow Ball, with Mary McGowan Swartz, representing the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, serving as the honorary president. Cocktails,…

Spotlight on Centurions – Michael Comer

Michael Comer is a graduate of Kansas State University and a vice president with JE Dunn Construction. He is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. The May…

2019 Directors of Philanthropy

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas…