Spark Change for a Better Kansas City

Thank you to all of our sponsors and speakers for making C3KC 2022 a success!

C3KC is a collaborative event convening stakeholders from the corporate, civic, and community sectors to inspire, educate and spark change for a better Kansas City. C3KC is also a major fundraiser for the Junior League of Kansas City, MO.  In 2021, C3KC earned an award from the Association of Junior Leagues International in recognition of its accomplishments toward facilitating conversations impacting the three sectors and raising substantial funds that have been channeled back into the metro area.

This year’s program included panel sessions among local and national thought leaders focusing on issues and ideas that shape and challenge us as a metro and as a people with a keynote message delivered via livestream by Adam Grant. Grant is an organizational psychologist, Wharton School professor and has been named to Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know and hosts a chart-topping TED podcast, WorkLife. With opportunities to collaborate and network, C3KC 2022 is bound to inspire.

In addition to a robust program featuring relevant and inspiring topics that shape our lives and challenge our times, the Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award was presented. This award is presented by the JLKCMO and named in honor of two members, Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton and Adele Hall who dedicated their lives to making Kansas City a better, more inclusive community. This year’s honoree is Sandra A. J. Lawrence who is being recognized for her dedication, commitment to servant leadership, and making a positive impact in the community through the many organizations she has served in leadership roles.

For more information, to purchase tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities, select the links below.

C3KC Community Advisors

Andre Davis

Wendy Doyle
United WE

Courtney Forkum
Aperio Philanthropy

Alfredo Garcia, Ph.D.
Premier Air Conditioning

Scott Helm, Ph.D.
Children’s Mercy

Whitney Hosty
GKC Community Foundation

Gloria Jackson-Leathers
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

David Ochoa
Community Advisor

David Oliver
Berkowitz Oliver, LLP

Nicole Jacobs Silvey
Connection Coach KC

Warwick Sabin
The Aspen Institute

Stephenie Smith
Sophic Solutions, LLC

Past C3KC Chairs and Co-Chairs

2022 Ericka Duker
Lori Longoria
Jeanne Sosland
2021 Stephanie Davis
Kristen Patterson
Robin Rowland
2020 Katie Kwo Gerson
Carrie-Lynn Rodenburg
Emily Stuart
2019 Ash Parulekar
2018 Monic Curls
Courtney Karr