I On Philanthropy

Eva Schulte

Centurion Spotlight

Eva Schulte’s love for service and leadership development drew her to the Centurions Leadership Program. Eva is the executive director of Communities Creating Opportunity, a nonprofit that works to transform Kansas City communities by bringing people of all faiths together to build relationships, develop strong leaders and improve the quality of life in our communities.

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Court Appointed Special Advocates

Cheers to Volunteers

Volunteers Brenda Boehm and Linda Phillips have helped bring a voice to children in the foster care system through their work with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties. Brenda began volunteering for CASA in 1998, and has worked with the same child for eight years. Linda has volunteered with CASA for four years and has been able to work on four different cases.

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Dr. Newton Jones & Jim Corrick

Cheers to Volunteers

Jim Corrick and Dr. Newton Jones at HMC’s annual Garden Party

Dr. Newton Jones and Jim Corrick have found retirement allows them to devote many volunteer hours to their favorite organization, the Heartland Men’s Chorus. As members of HeartLight, the non-singing section of the Chorus, they help cater events, sell raffle tickets and serve refreshments.

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Leah Huddleston

Centurion Spotlight

Leah Huddleston is a native of Flint, Michigan, and has been involved in the Centurions Program since moving to Our Town. Leah currently serves as assistant secretary and corporate counsel – securities and finance for Kansas City Power & Light. She is a board member of the Greater Kansas City Black Chamber of Commerce and she serves as a mentor in the 2CONNECT Mentoring Program.

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Diana Ray

Cheers to Volunteers

Treasured volunteer Diana Ray has stamped, filed and sealed her way into the heart and soul of the 18th and Woodland office of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Diana is always on-call and gives generously to the mission of making dance accessible to all people. Thank you, Diana, for your exceptional devotion to the arts in Our Town!
Also featured in the January 26th issue of The Independent

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