Spark Change for a Better Kansas City

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.

We are excited to announce our C3KC Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award honoree, Dr. Michael Weaver, and keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley (you may know her from her books High Conflict and The Smartest Kids in the World).










C3KC Community Advisors

Jeffrey Byrne
Byrne Pelofsky+ Associates, LLC

Wendy Doyle
United WE

Davin Gordon
Hall Family Foundation

McClain Bryant Macklin, J.D.
Health Forward Foundation

David Oliver, J.D.
Berkowitz Oliver, LLP

Jake Wagner, Ph.D.

Cordell Carter
Aspen Institute

Courtney Forkum
Aperio Philanthropy

Whitney Hosty
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Brent Never, Ph.D.
Bloch School of Management, UMKC

Nicole Jacobs Silvey
Connection Coach KC

Susan Wally

André Davis

Alfredo Garcia, Ph.D.
RG Capital Partners

Gloria Jackson-Leathers
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Aaron North
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Stephenie Smith
Sophic Solutions, LLC

Past C3KC Chairs and Co-Chairs

2023 Becky Haddican 2021 Stephanie Davis 2019 Ash Parulekar
Emma Robertson Kristen Patterson 2018 Monica Curls
Jeanne Sosland Robin Rowland Courtney Karr
2022 Ericka Duker 2020 Katie Kwo Gerson
Lori Longoria Carrie-Lynn Rodenburg
Jeanne Sosland Emily Stuart