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2022 Class of Rising Stars Submission Form

  • The Independent invites you to nominate an individual making a difference in Kansas City for our 2022 Class of Rising Stars.

  • Deadline to submit nomination packets: December 17, 2021. Nominations will not be accepted after this date.

    No age restriction.

    While we applaud the great work of non-profit employees, please do not nominate someone based on his/her work as an employee. To nominate an employee of a non-profit organization, the nomination must be based on other volunteer work in the community, not on the person's role as an employee.

  • Nominee Information

  • Your Information

  • Nominee Achievements

  • • Please submit at least three, but no more than five, letters of recommendation from additional supporters for your nominee.
  • • These letters should be submitted by representatives of at least three different organizations.
  • • Please do not include a recommendation letter from anyone at the same organization that is submitting this nomination packet. (For example, if Apple Organization fills out the nomination form above for John Smith, none of the recommendation letters for John Smith should be written by anyone at Apple Organization.)
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  • • Nomination packets will not be considered without these letters.
  • Deadline to submit nomination packets: December 17, 2021. Nominations will not be accepted after this date.
  • Questions? Contact Annie England at annie@kcindependent.com.

2021 Class of Rising Stars

List of Previous Rising Star Honorees