I On Philanthropy

Rising Star Reflections

Matt Fitzgerald

As Vice President for the Young Professionals Alliance for The University of Kansas Hospital, Matt Fitzgerald has channeled his efforts into this organization geared toward raising awareness for the hospital’s mission and programs. He has been a member of the YPA board for the past year and enjoys working with other young professionals to give back to our community.
Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent

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Rising Star Reflections

Katie Dunn Fitzgerald
Katie Dunn Fitzgerald enjoys serving as chairman of the board for the Mariner Foundation. She served on the Foundation Board for three years prior to becoming the chairman. The Foundation focuses on supporting and assisting underprivileged children in Our Town. Katie loves being a part of the organization because she is passionate about giving back to the community.

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Rising Star Reflections

Christina Eldridge
Christina Eldridge has been volunteering for the Medical Missions Foundation (MMF), an organization that sends teams of medical volunteers to developing countries around the world, since 2009 and has been the mission coordinator for the annual trip to Mali, West Africa for three years. She’s been in charge of recruiting the medical team, coordinating with the country’s government, budgeting and fundraising, and setting up many more projects for the trip.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Rodney Minkin
Rodney Minkin dedicates countless hours to the Jewish Federation of Kansas City. He has served as a board member, treasurer and devoted many years to serving on the management services and audit committee. Rod is the president-elect for the board of directors at Village Shalom, and he is also the chairman of the Jewish Community Center’s Heritage Center committee. Rod’s tremendous generosity is greatly appreciated.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Kerry Oliver 

Kerry Oliver began working with Hope House in 1993. She served on the board of directors from 2000 to 2006, and has been on the advisory board since then. She has also served as the chairman for the Howlin’ for Hope event every year since 2008. Kerry served as chairmen for its 25th anniversary committee in 2008. Her countless hours of help over the past 19 years are invaluable to Hope House, Missouri’s largest domestic violence shelter.

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