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The Association of Fundraising Professionals, GKC Chapter – 2021 National Philanthropy Day Awards Reception and Program

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City was the site for The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter (AFPGKC’s) National Philanthropy Day Awards Reception and Program on November 11th. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and a program that included the presentation of awards for the Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual/Family, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth, Excellence in Legacy Giving, and Excellence in Fundraising.

Amy Polen, Mark Gunter, and Jess Rhodes


Shannon Lindgren, Stedmond Ware, and Evan Maddox


Liz Wilkin, Morgan Moravec, Jasmine Thompson, and Shanelle Varone


Guests enjoyed the awards program.


National Philanthropy Day Committee Members: Dionne Pleasant, Jasmine Thompson, Megan Boos, Justin Elder, and Mollie Stephens


Zalman Kohen, representing Summit Homes; Doug Jones, Brooklyn Stewart, Amy Guerich, and Dr. Matthew Naylor, honorees

Read more in the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald Photography



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