I On Philanthropy

Spotlight on Centurions

Connor Francis is a Producer for Thomas McGee. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and serves on the Life Science Task Force. Connor volunteers as a Young Life mentor for high school boys in Blue Valley and Olathe schools and as a program director for Champions Special Ministries. He also serves on the Center City Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ board. A native of Our Town, Connor attended the University of Arkansas and enjoys fly fishing.

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 43rd Annual Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The festive event will be held in its new location at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pat Wilkerson, Rich Teahan and Don Foley are the honorary presidents, and Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the gala that supports the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and thousands of its neighbors in need each month.

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Susan Walker

Susan Walker has a very humble and happy approach to community service. Susan and her team of volunteers have been essential to the growth of Community LINC’s Rent Party event. She has also been instrumental in coordinating organization leadership and facilitating discussions surrounding the Karen and Hank Herrmann Humanitarian Award.

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Catholic Charities

Nearly 1,200 people volunteer at Catholic Charities each month. These dedicated volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including picking up food from area grocery stores and delivering it to one of nine pantries, coordinating parish food drives, working in the TurnStyles thrift store, helping with English language classes, serving on the event planning committees, and so much more. Thank you to the many volunteers who are so dedicated to Catholic Charities.

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