I On Philanthropy

2017 CLASS OF RISING STARS – JAKE JACOBSON

 
Jake Jacobson is the director of public relations at Children’s Mercy. According to Rachel Hodgson, UMKC Bloch School; he has accomplished more than many non-profit public relations professionals in their entire careers and continues to reset the bar higher and higher. “Jake is able to tap into skills and experience from a diverse background in marketing, PR, journalism, management, public speaking, and social media from non profits and for profits alike,” said Rachel.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Steve Nash

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
2017 Most Wanted Honoree Steve Nash is a Producer with IMA. Steve started his affiliation with BBBSKC in 2014 by helping former Most Wanted honorees build their auction packages. He has since spearheaded a BBBSKC sponsorship program with IMA. Steve is passionate about mentoring youth and helping to create life-changing friendships. He enjoys golfing and snowboarding in his free time.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Nicole Feltz

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
2017 Most Wanted Honoree Nicole Feltz was a foster child and now is a foster mom. Her drive and passion for helping children has become her family’s focus. Nicole is an American Family Insurance agent. Her husband, Tyler, is a critical part of the agency, along with her daughters, Grace, 13 and Meah, 3. Nicole and her family are celebrating the anniversary of Meah’s adoption. They feel very blessed and want to pay it forward.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree LeAnn Cruce

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
2017 Most Wanted Honoree LeAnn Cruce is co-founder of Love Letters, a women’s apparel line inspired by all things Kansas City. During the day you can find LeAnn in the West Bottoms at the Love Letters boutique, inside the Painted Sofa or collaborating with her business partner, Amy Hunter, at their Liberty office. In the evening you can find LeAnn at a ball field, basketball court or PTA meeting, with her husband, Scott, and their sons, Landon and Kellen.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Katie Lord

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
2017 Most Wanted Honoree Katie Lord is Vice President of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates. She brings her experience and passion for fundraising and development to her role as a consultant for a variety of non-profit organizations with diverse needs and fundraising goals. Katie’s fundraising career has included the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Make-A-Wish Missouri.

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