The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event will be held on September 18th at Pennway Place. The Family Conservancy will present an individual or organization committed to bettering the lives of children and families in Kansas City with the Betsy Vander Velde Award. The award was established to honor The Family Conservancy’s President and CEO Emeritus, Betsy Vander Velde, in recognition of her service and commitment to the vulnerable members of our community.
Kimberly Wilkerson’s first career was in education, where she taught and held an administrative position. When her father died in 2004, she and her brother, Ryan, became third generation business owners of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. She serves as the agency principal and vice president.
Early in their lives, Kimberly and Ryan learned the importance of giving back and realized the culture of serving was missing at Haas & Wilkerson.
Sophie Tulp has been a dedicated volunteer committed to working for change for women of all ages over the last two years. She has donated her time weekly in addition to recently graduating from the Women’s Foundation’s Girls Leadership Program. Sophie attributes her acceptance into Ithaca College to her experiences and the support she received through volunteering for the Foundation and her participation in the Girls Leadership Program.
Angela M. Tsevis is a lawyer with Lathrop & Gage and focuses her practice in the labor and employment practice area. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. Angela is chairman of the Global KC and Immigration Task Force and a member of the recruiting committee.
Also featured in the June 27, 2015 issue of The Independent
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When Matt Benge is not working hard as a producer at Schifman Remley & Associates, he enjoys helping others, specifically children who have survived severe trauma and neglect. That is what drew him to The Children’s Place, and he has been on the Young Advisory board since 2012 and served as its president in 2014.