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Cheers To Volunteers – Laura Gregory & Anne Blessing

Throughout the years, Laura Gregory and Anne Blessing’s leadership has led Reach Out and Read Kansas City through several important changes, including expansion to more than 52 clinics in the Kansas City area. More than one million new books have been distributed and community awareness has increased. Thank you, Laura and Anne for your passion for Reach Out and Read Kansas City!

Anne Blessing posed with the Cat in the Hat.

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Spotlight On Centurions – Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos currently heads Sprint’s Hispanic Advertising initiatives. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2017, and serves on the Arts and Culture Task Force and the communications committee. Manuel earned a degree in marketing management from California State Polytechnic University and a master of business administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

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The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars

Karen Abramowitz
Senior account manager, marketing and communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
“Karen has assisted with Young Variety and Variety events, including Royals 5K and the annual Variety Show, managing volunteers, food and beverage, creating awareness for our mission and fundraising to support Kansas City kids.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford and his brother, Julian Bickford, founded BicMedia, a video, animation and music production company, located in the Crossroads Arts District. Austin is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Wild Card Task Force and the social committee. Austin volunteers at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Great Plains SPCA and Phoenix Family.

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