I On Philanthropy

Amy Young

Amy Young was born and raised in Our Town. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015, and is co-chairman of the November Task Force on Kansas City Traditions and Hidden Gems. She also serves on the projects committee. Amy is creative director at Barkley and is married to Mike Adams. They have two children, Cambridge and Fritz.

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Henry W. Wash

Name Dropping
Henry Wash started off in life with the odds against him. Malnourished and abandoned as an infant, he lived in a foster home and was finally adopted at age seven. Henry also had difficulties in school until a man named Thurman Mitchell mentored him, giving him tools for academic success. After Thurman died, Henry felt at a loss. Said Henry: “Thurman had given me so much, and he didn’t get to see me do much with it. I didn’t want to make that mistake again.

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Compassion Gala

Helping Hands
Heart to Heart International’s Compassion Gala will be held on May 9th event at The Gallery Event Space. Carla Duryee is the chairman, and Bob Regnier is serving as the honorary chairman of the event that features cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and great entertainment. Proceeds support Heart to Heart International’s mission to improve global health with initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need.

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Kara Lowe

Kara Lowe is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She is the co-chairman of the recruiting committee and has served on the Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Task Force. Kara is currently the marketing director for Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing in Leawood. Kara and her husband, Patrick, have two children, Betsy and Emmett.

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Putting Families First

First Call has found a wonderful friend in VML. VML volunteered to help create a campaign to raise funds for a new building for First Call. VML created Putting Families First, a brochure and video with a message that encompasses the extensive reach of First Call’s work beyond helping those with substance use disorders. The new building is a safe and beautiful place for healing to begin.

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