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
  • Monica Curls & Courtney Karr, C3KC Co-Chairs

Kick-Off Panel

  • Joe Reardon (or designee), Greater Kansas City
    Chamber of Commerce
  • Gary Baker, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
9:15-10:00 am TRACK 1:  BE INSPIRED
What’s happening and how to get the word out

  1. How Technology is Impacting Social Issues
    Justin Watkins, Native Kansas City
  2. Trends in Donor Attitudes
    Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation
    Whitney Hosty, GKC Community Foundation
  3. Benefits of Company Volunteer & Community Outreach Programs
    Lauren Ziegler, VML
10:15-11:00 am TRACK 2:  GET INVOLVED
Resources – how to find them; Knowledge – how to apply it

  1. Finding the Right Volunteer Fit
    David Oliver, Children’s Mercy Board Member
    Jeanne Sosland, JLKCMO Sustainer
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Cora Storbeck, Hallmark
    Tammy Edwards, Federal Reserve Bank
    Anne St. Peter, Global Prairie
  3. Civility in Public Discourse
    Alana Muller, American Public Square
11:15-12:00 pm TRACK 3:  BECOME INVESTED
Time, treasures and talents

  1. Time: Serving on a Committee/Board
    Luann Feehan, Nonprofit Connect
  2. Treasures: Fundraising/Financial Management
    Robin Rowland, Wayside Waifs
    Jennifer Ingraham, UMKC
    Janice Benjamin, KU Medical Center
  3. Talents: Advocating for a Cause
    A’Yanna Webster, 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.