I On Philanthropy

Cheers to Volunteers! – Derrick Dydell

Derrick Dydell started volunteering for The Whole Person in September of 2014 and has held many roles since. He is the go-to guy for anything that needs to be done, including moving furniture at events, advocating with consumers in Jefferson City, assisting with voter registration activities, and much more.

Cecilia Singletary and Derrick Dydell enjoyed The Whole Person’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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High Aspirations – Mentors Challenge

November 16th is the date for High Aspirations’ sixth annual Mentors Challenge at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Henry W. Bloch will receive the inaugural Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award. Bob Rogers passed away last March, and the award was established to honor his tireless commitment to High Aspirations. High Aspirations is a prevention-based mentoring program, serving young African American men in our community, ages eight through 18.

Henry W.

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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas – 43rd Annual Snow Ball

The Overland Park Convention Center is the new setting for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on January 21st. Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the event that features a cocktail reception, a formal dinner and dancing into the night. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides a wide range of programs and services to thousands of its neighbors in need each month.

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2016 Class of Rising Stars – Wayne Larson

Wayne Larson is the national marketing manager at EFL Associates, a CBIZ Company. He loves connecting with people, which eventually led him to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC). Its mission is to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families by providing a “home away from home” while their children are receiving medical care in Our Town’s hospitals.

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