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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Karen Crnkovich

Karen Crnkovich has been a member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri for 16 years and is serving as the 2020-21 president. Karen has served on the board of directors for four years and in many other roles, including director of fund development, director of training, board assistant, Holiday Mart co-chairman, and advocacy chairman. She is also the owner of DMC Service, a Kansas City-based HVAC and plumbing service contractor. In the community, Karen is a member of the Mission Hills Chapter of the DAR, and she is the founder of Strong Homes–Strong Families, a non profit serving homeowners in need.

Also featured in the September 5, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Wheat Photography

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