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Centurion Spotlight – Jake Jacobson

Jake Jacobson is the chairman of the Centurions Leadership Program’s steering committee for 2012-2013. He is the social media manager for Garmin International. Jake’s work with Garmin has taken him around the world, from blogging at the Tour de France to running marathons in New York, Chicago and San Diego. Jack is married to his wife, Jocelyn. In addition to his involvement with Centurions, Jake contributes his time and talents to area organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation, YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Bike MS.

Also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent

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Jake Jacobson A service project for Centurions



The Whole Person – Carnival! Night of Independence Gala

Lindsey and Ian Denny are serving as chairmen of The Whole Person’s CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala. The September 28th event will be held at Harrah’s North Kansas City. A…

Spotlight On Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia…

UMKC’s Crescendo – Laurel Weir

Soprano Laurel Weir is a native of Canton, Ohio. She is the face of UMKC’s Crescendo, a scholarship fundraising event for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, which will…

Spotlight On Centurions – Matthew Schulte

Matthew Schulte describes his job (coordinator – marketing) this way: he is part of the team that handles giveaways, special events, theme nights, promotions, and advertising for the Kansas City…