I On Philanthropy

Cheers To Volunteers! – Leo Handzlik

If your to-do list includes coordinating the set-up, the volunteers and the electricity for a big event, in addition to managing the behind-the-scenes operations, that makes you head of logistics. If you’re doing all that for Stems: A Garden Soirée at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, you’re Leo Handzlik.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia is the Manager of Individual and Leadership Gifts at ArtsKC. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Troy McKenna

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
2017 Most Wanted Honoree Troy McKenna serves at General Manager for Aramark at Kauffman Stadium. During Royals games, Troy oversees more than 700 employees. At home, he oversees a house full of girls – his wife Erica and three daughters Alyssa, Makayla and Emma. Before becoming General Manager of The K, Troy was the Assistant General Manager for Aramark at Quicken Loans Arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Darren Prenger

BIG Impact. BIG Reward.
As the Chief Operating Officer for ECCO Select, 2017 Most Wanted Honoree Darren Prenger is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization. When Darren isn’t managing the business; he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their two children, Samantha and Michael.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Matthew Schulte

How cool is this? Matthew Schulte has a bachelor of science degree in sports management from New York University AND he has worked for the Kansas City Royals for more than six years. This is how Matthew describes his job (coordinator – marketing): he is part of the team that handles giveaways, special events, theme nights, promotions, and advertising for the Kansas City Royals. Matthew is a member of Centurions, class of 2018.

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