The Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award recognizes an individual from the greater Kansas City area who has played an active role in civic engagement, leadership, fostering a spirit of service to others and promoting the spirit of collaboration for social good. C3KC is proud to announce that this year’s recipient of the Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award is David Oliver.
“Practicing law is my profession, building our community, my passion.” David Oliver is with the Kansas City law firm of Berkowitz Oliver LLP. He is a trial lawyer by profession and invests time in the community where the firm practices law. He also has his own consulting practice helping companies diversify their boards and implement best practices in board/management relations. David has been an active member in the Kansas City volunteer community. His civic activities include serving as a board member of the Alliance for Childhood Education, board member of MRIGlobal, board member of the UMKC Trustees, board member of Teach for America – KC, and board member of the Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation.
David has strong ties with the Junior League: his mother, Trudy Oliver (Gertrude Field Oliver) was president of the JLKCMO in 1944-1945. David knew both Shawsie Branton and Adele Hall, the two women for whom this award is named. He currently serves as a Community Advisor to the C3KC Committee. David embodies the values and volunteerism his mother passed on to him, and the JLKCMO is proud to honor him with this award.
2018’s honoree was Albert P. Mauro, Sr., former Vice-President and Secretary at Kansas City Southern Industries. Mr. Mauro has been active throughout the Kansas City community, having served with distinction on numerous boards, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Truman Medical Center, the Downtown Council, the Visiting Nurse Association, Friends of the Zoo, Crittenton Children’s Center, Starlight Theatre and the Board of Regents at Rockhurst College. He has received many awards and honors recognizing him for his tireless efforts to positively impact Kansas City.