Community Luncheon

Friday, April 29, 2022 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Hotel



Words can do so much. They can cut you down, make you feel small, hold you back. But when you choose the right ones, they have the power to be transformative and even healing. By focusing on positive phrases that support survivors rather than toxic words of doubt and self-doubt, we can transform the narrative and continue to foster prevention. 

You won't want to miss keynote speakers  Janelle Williams Melendrez and Jeffrey Bucholtz who will share a powerful message, including actions we can take to support survivors.

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Honorary Chairs: 
Ann Abercrombie, Lockton 
Kristin Tyson, CrossFirst Bank

Community Support Committee Co-Chairs: 
Janea & JP Roberts
Denise & William Marshall


Event Underwriters $25,000
CrossFirst Bank
The Quinn Foundation

Platinum Plus $15,000
Kate and John Mitchell
Allen and Debra Parmet
Tri-Com Technical Services

Platinum $10,000
Joe and Jeanne Brandmeyer
Burns & McDonnell
Crestwood Midstream Partners, L.P.
Lead Bank
Marlys and Michael Haverty
The McDonnell Foundation 
Sonya Nutter

Silver $5,000
Americo Life, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
The DeBruce Foundation - Paul & Linda DeBruce
Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison PC
ECCO Select
Husch Blackwell LLP
Novack Macey
Shirley Neff Pryor



27th Annual Community Luncheon

Patricia Mitchell  was the keynote speaker for the 2021 Community Luncheon on May 7, 2021.  Watch the recording on YouTube. 

26th Annual Community Luncheon

Kristen M. Gibbons Feden was the keynote speaker for the 2020 Community Luncheon on October 14, 2020. She is recognized from her role as the prosecutor for the trial and re-trial of Bill Cosby in Montgomery County, PA.  Watch the recording on YouTube.