I On Philanthropy

Cemal Umut Gungor

Spotlight on Centurions
Cemal Umut Gungor, a native of Trabzon, Turkey, works as a financial manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Cemal is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves on the steering committee and Diversity Task Force. Cemal enjoys Quixotic Fusion performances and spending time at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with his wife, Katherine.

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Rick Kahle

Phoenix Family has truly benefited from Rick Kahle’s leadership. He is chairman of the board of directors for the organization. Rick’s involvement in Kansas City is far-reaching and varied. He serves on the board of directors of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and was the chairman of its 2013 Annual Dinner.  Rick also serves on the board of directors of the Kansas City Civic Council and the Mid America Coalition on Healthcare.

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Ryan Weber

Spotlight on Centurions
Ryan Weber joined KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City in 2011 as the first president of the organization. He is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves on the communications committee.

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Nancy Smithyman

Nancy Smithyman has been the CASA volunteer for ‘Eva’ since she was 13 years old. Together, Nancy and Eva endured the many twists and turns of the foster care system, including foster homes, hospital stays and therapy and counseling sessions. Today, having graduated from high school, Eva has begun life as a college student. CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties sincerely thanks Nancy for her consistent and thorough care of Eva these past five years.

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Evelyn Gates Award

WIN for KC
On November 13th, WIN for KC’s Evelyn Gates Award was presented at St. Teresa’s Academy to a top female high school varsity volleyball student-athlete in Our Town.
Also featured in the December 14th issue of The Independent 

Brittany Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas; Anna Kropf, St. Teresa’s Academy and winner; Kali Eaken, Bishop Miege; and Arianna Person, St. James Academy

 
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