C3KC promises to be a powerful and informative day, with multiple breakout sessions leading up to our luncheon keynote address by Libby Gill, international speaker and bestselling author, who has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.

7:30-8:00 am Registration & Networking
8:00-9:00 am Welcome

  • Jen Johnson, JLKCMO President
  • George Guastello, Union Station Kansas City
  • Monica Curls & Courtney Karr, C3KC Co-Chairs

Kick-Off Panel

  • Gary Baker, Ph.D., Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
  • Ann Davis, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Scott Hall, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
9:15-10:00 am TRACK 1:  BE INSPIRED
What’s happening and how to get the word out

  1. Finding Your Brand’s Voice
    Justin Watkins, Native Kansas City
    Claire Bishop, Children International
  2. Trends in Donor Attitudes
    Whitney Hosty, GKC Community Foundation
    Gloria Jackson-Leathers, Kauffman Foundation
  3. Benefits of Company Volunteer & Community Outreach Programs
    Paula Boyle, JE Dunn
    Mike Dey, AstraZeneca
    Lauren Ziegler, VML
10:15-11:00 am TRACK 2:  GET INVOLVED
Resources – how to find them; Knowledge – how to apply it

  1. Board Service – A View from Board Members and Nonprofit Professionals
    Lindsay Hicks, Habitat for Humanity Kansas City
    David Oliver, Children’s Mercy Board Member
    Danielle Schaefer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Tammy Edwards, Federal Reserve Bank
    Anne St. Peter, Global Prairie
    Cora Storbeck, Hallmark Corporate Foundation
  3. Civility in Public Discourse (demonstration)
    Alana Muller, American Public Square
    Panelists Jeff Fendorg, Monte Hollman and Marlys Shulda
11:15-12:00 pm TRACK 3:  BECOME INVESTED
Time, treasures and talents

  1. Time – Serving on a Board
    Luann Feehan, Nonprofit Connect
  2. Treasures – Connectors in the Community
    Janice Benjamin, The University of Kansas Health System
    Jennifer Ingraham, UMKC Foundation
    Robin Rowland, Wayside Waifs
  3. Talents – Collaborating for a Cause
    Sheri Gonzales Warren, Mid-America Regional Council
12:10-1:30 pm LUNCHEON

  • Brief Remarks – Mayor Sly James
  • Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award Presentation – Al Mauro, 2018 Recipient
  • Keynote Address by Libby Gill
1:30-2:00 pm

Book Signing with Libby Gill

Community Engagement Fair Wrap-Up









































Sessions subject to change.