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									Improving Eastern Jackson County                                                    by promoting and serving private giving for
                                                                                    the public good.
                                                                                                                                      W       elcome to the Independence Events Center! We are proud the Community Foundation’s annual “Toast to
                                                                                                                                              Our Towns” is the first blacktie gala at the Events Center. Our 2010 gala theme is a reminder of our patriotic
                                                                                                                                      pride and heritage. It is a salute to our flag, our country, the people who have forged this great nation and fight for the
                                                                                                                                      freedom of all, and to our own Hometown Heroes.

                                                                                                                                      It is exciting to have this handsome new venue in our communities. The sporting and entertainment events bring
                                                                                                                                      excitement and new opportunities to Eastern Jackson County.

                                                                                                                                      Tonight, we are pleased to honor the outstanding citizens from eight area communities, a Corporate Citizen, Heartland
                            2010 Board of Directors and Staff                                                                         Humanitarians, and finalists for the new, Dr. Paul M. Thomson Advisor of the Year Award. In addition to honoring
                                                                                                                                      the recipients of these awards, tonight we also celebrate all the supporters of the Truman Heartland Community
                                                                                                                                      Foundation. Their charitable giving and community efforts make our region a place we can be proud to live.

                                                                                                                                      If you are not currently a supporter of the Community Foundation, or if you want to further your support for the
                                                                                                                                      Community Foundation, we invite you to participate by Becoming a Friend of the Foundation this evening. Just fill
Vicky Digby         James P. Pryde      Martha Cockerell          Nancy Kimak               Roberta Coker        Dr. Frederick Hahn   out the card at your place setting and join hands in helping Truman Heartland expand their presence and support
Chairman of the     Vice-Chairman       Secretary                 Treasurer                 Immediate Past       Midwest Ear,
                                                                                            Chairman             Nose & Throat        throughout Eastern Jackson County.
Board               Bryan Cave          Raytown School            Kimak Pest
                                                                                            Derrick Thomas       (Retired)
MeraVic                                 District (Retired)        Management                Academy
                                                                                                                                      Thank you for joining your Community Foundation friends and neighbors to celebrate the heartland heroes.

                                                                                                                                      Sincere Regards,

Doug Hammer         Joy Hobick           Ron Bruch                Jan McGraw                Richard Kreher       Steven W.
Edward Jones        Truman Medical       Independence             Nurse (Retired)           Benchmark            Gildehaus
                    Center - Lakewood    School District                                    Financial            Sterling National
                                                                                                                 Real Estate

                                                                                                                                      Vicki Digby
                                                                                                                                      Chairman of the Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ToasT To our Towns
Judy Ness           Bradley Constance   William C. Esry           Allen Lefko               Dr. Joe Seabrooks    Dr. Steven                                                                                                           Gala Committee
KCP&L (Retired)     Attorney at Law     Blue Ridge Bank           Bank of Grain             Blue River Comm.     Silverstein
                                        & Trust                   Valley                    College              Silverstein Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joy Hobick, Committee Chairman

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Irene Baltrusaitis ∙ Carol Sue Bass ∙ Roberta Coker
                                                                                                                                                                                            Michele Crumbaugh ∙ Sharon Dankenbring ∙ Vicki Digby
                                                                                                                                                                                    Helen Ferguson ∙ Judy Forrester ∙ Colleen Foudree ∙ Helen French
Chuck Foudree       Randall Ferguson    Brenda West               Robert Hepting            Rev. Sherri Wood-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Dalyn Hillman ∙ Judith James ∙ Lydia Jeter ∙ Allen Lefko ∙ Jan McGraw
CFO (Retired)       IBM Executive       State Farm                Trebor, LLC               Powe                                                                                         Karen Penrod ∙ Tom Thomas ∙ Betsy Wenzel ∙ Shirley Wurth
                    (Retired)           Insurance (Retired)                                 St. Paul A.M.E.

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                                                                                                                                  Heartland Humanitarians of the Year
                                                                                                                                                                 John & Nancy Kimak

                                                                                                                       John and Nancy Kimak have been generous philanthropists throughout
                                                                                                                       Eastern Jackson County. Both in corporate and private donations, the
                                                                                                                       Kimaks are regular supporters of area charities. In 1997 Nancy was
                                                                                                                       recognized as the City of Sugar Creek’s Citizen of the Year Award.
                                                                                                                       In 2002, the Kimaks established a family fund at the Community
  Prepared by Chef Maurice Carter                                                                                      Foundation through which they have given to a number of organizations
                                                                                                                       some of which include Hillcrest Ministries, Independence School
                                                                                                                       District, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul, Palmer Senior
                                                                                                                       Center and THCF.
      Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese
       Nested on Crisp Field Greens                                                                                    Most recently, the Kimaks’ created the Kimak Pest Management
  Served with Sherry Balsamic Vinaigrette                                                                              Scholarship to support graduating seniors from the Independence School
         and Pesto Ranch Dressings                                                                                     District. Apart from their generous financial contributions, Nancy and
                                                                                                                       John also serve on a number of boards throughout the community and
                                                                                                                       are truly deserving of this year’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.
                Dual Entrée
Petite Filet Mignon with Chianti Demi Glaze
       Pan Seared Bronze Salmon with
          Chardonnay Caper Cream                                                                                                                   Corporate Citizen of the Year
 Served with Haricot Vert Vegetable Bundle                                                                                                                    Centerpoint Medical Center
                                                  5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
       and Mini Twice Baked Potatoes                                                                                                                                   Carolyn Caldwell, CEO
                                                  7:15 pm Welcome + Introductions
                                                          Emcee Steven Garrett,
               Bread Basket                                                                                             The role Centerpoint plays in the community is more than just
                                                          The Voice of the Mavericks
        Assorted Fresh Baked Dinner                                                                                     being a healthcare provider to its neighbors. They are a community
   Rolls, Flatbread Crackers and Crostini                 Invocation                                                    partner and play an important role in providing information,
                                                          Rev. Sherri Wood-Powe, St. Paul AME Church                    health education and screenings that create a healthier community.

     Alternating Dessert Plates                           Dinner                                                        In 2009 Centerpoint Medical Center touched more than 200,000
                                                          Craig Smith Band                                              individuals through inpatient care, outpatient service, emergency
Amaretto Cheesecake with Tuile Pastry Spoon
         Chocolate Lava Cake with                                                                                       care, surgery, and newborn care. Centerpoint Medical Center also
                                                  8:15 pm Program                                                       provided health screenings and various health care educational
 Fresh Strawberry and Blueberries Garnish
                                                          Vicki Digby, Chairman of the Board                            services to more than 2,500 individuals in our community AND
                                                                                                                        contributed more than $100,000 to local charitable organizations
                                                          Phillip J. Hanson, President and CEO
                   Wine                                                                                                 to help them provide needed services to the community.
                                                          Dr. Paul M. Thomson Professional Advisor of the Year Award    Centerpoint has also been an outstanding partner to the Jackson
Luis Felipe Edwards Chardonnay & Cabernet
      Wine Selections by Major Brands                     Citizen of the Year Awards                                    County Free Health Clinic. Their in-kind donations of space and
                                                                                                                        lab work have totaled more than $300,000 in the past year.
                                                          Corporate Citizen of the Year Award
                                                          Heartland Humanitarians of the Year Awards                    It is a great pleasure to recognize the Hospital for their exemplary
                                                                                                                        corporate citizenship. We are pleased to have them as an
                                                                                                                        outstanding community partner in Eastern Jackson County.

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                                                                                                      Buford “Bunk” Farrington

                                                                                                      Humphrey, Farrington & McClain
                       Dr. Paul M. Thomson
           Professional Advisor of the Year Award                                                     Bunk has practiced in the areas of estate and business planning, business
                                                                                                      succession, trusts, tax and real estate for more than 35 years.  His practice, located
                                                                                                      in Independence, is concentrated in estate planning, trusts, estates and family
                                            inalists                                                  business.  Bunk is a member of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City and has
                                                                                                      been a consistent advocate for giving among his clients, charities, and churches. 
                                                                                                      Advising his clients on the benefits and tax consequences of endowments and
                                                                                                      charitable funds, Bunk has helped a number of individuals by discussing ways
                                                                                                      to donate and accomplish charitable goals.  Bunk and his wife Diane also have a
                      At Truman Heartland Community Foundation,                                       Donor-Advised Fund at THCF.
we recognize and appreciate the important role of the professional advisor in assisting his/her
            clients with meeting personal and financial goals. For some clients,
                 these goals include facilitating significant gifts to charity.

                                The Community Foundation                                              William Richard Henks
 works in partnership with a number of professionals throughout Eastern Jackson County                Henks Financial Group
                to assist clients in the philanthropic gift process. To date,
                   nearly $60 million has been designated for charities                               Rick operates Henks Financial Group located near Lakewood in Lee’s Summit.  He
                           through the Community Foundation.                                          is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Group and a member
                                                                                                      of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, the Society of Financial Service
                                                                                                      Professionals, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. 
Last year, we established the “Dr. Paul M. Thomson Professional Advisor of the Year Award”
                                                                                                      Rick has helped a number of his clients in the creation and placement of life insurance
 to honor professionals for their role in making this possible. This award will be presented
                                                                                                      policies to establish donor-advised funds at the Community Foundation.  All of
               to a leading professional who has been instrumental in working                         these policies are structured to create permanent endowment accounts.  Rick and
                        with the Community Foundation to encourage                                    his wife, Linda, also have a Donor-Advised Fund, as does Henks Financial Group
                              charitable giving in the heartland.                                     through which they personally accomplish their charitable giving.

           To be considered, nominees should support philanthropy professionally
by facilitating significant gifts to local charities, as well as personally by giving time, talent,
       charitable contributions and leadership among fellow professionals. This year,
    our top finalists have facilitated more than $35 million in planned gifts to charity!             R. James Stilley, Jr.
                   We hope you will join us in celebrating their good work.                           Stilley, Fowler & Stilley, PC

                                                                                                      Jim opened his law practice in Raytown in 1977 and continues to practice there with the law
          To nominate an advisor for next year’s award, please visit www.thcf.org
                                                                                                      firm of Stilley, Fowler & Stilley, P.C.  Their primary area of practice is estate planning.  Jim
                            and select “Advisor of the Year”.                                         has actively advised clients on the benefits of giving through the Community Foundation
                                                                                                      and a number of his clients have elected to work with Truman Heartland.  In addition to
      The Community Foundation will be accepting nominations until March 1, 2011.                     his professional career, Jim and wife Mary, actively support their church and many area
                                                                                                      charities through their Donor-Advised Fund and personal contributions.  Former Board
                                                                                                      Member and Board Chairman for the Community Foundation, Jim currently serves on
                                                                                                      the Board for the Jackson County Historical Society and is a member of the Donald H.
                                                                                                      Chisolm Planned Giving Council for Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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Outstanding Citizens of the year                                                                                              Outstanding Citizens of the year

         City of Blue Springs                  City of Grain Valley                    City of Independence                       City of Lake Winnebago                   City of Lee’s Summit                   City of Lee’s Summit
         ART PHILLIPS                      DALE & SHEILA ARNOLD                     ROBERT J. “BOB” REEDS                          SHIRLEY BOND                               JON ELLIS                          VICKY CUNDIFF

Art Phillips is the President of          For over 30 years, Dale and Sheila      Bob Reeds’ compassion and devotion        Shirley Bond has been a lifelong       Jon Ellis consistently exhibits         Vicky Cundiff embodies the spirit
McCAMM Management, Co. dba/               Arnold have answered the call to        to civic engagement is reflected in the   resident of the greater Kansas City    passion for the Lee’s Summit            of citizenship and philanthropy.
McDonalds and is currently the            giving and fundraising for a number     numerous awards and recognition           area. She and her husband moved        community. In addition to his           She and her husband Jon began Lee’s
Owner/Operator of 10 McDonald’s           of organizations in the Grain Valley    he has received throughout the            to Lake Winnebago 16 years ago         generosity in personal and corporate    Summit Turf ’s up Lawn Service in
Restaurants. In 2008, Art received the    community. With a passion and           metropolitan region. He has received      and since her arrival she has made     donations, Jon is involved in serving   1987. Today their business, now
ABWA Business Person of the Year          commitment to firefighting, the         proclamations and certificates from       significant civic contributions to     on a number of community boards.        known as “Weed Man”, has grown to
Award and in 2009 he received the         Arnolds have given generously to the    Senators, Governors, and Mayors on        the community. Shirley became          He is the President and CEO of          13 franchises in seven states. Vicky
Business of the Year Award. He’s a        fire fighting community. Dale has       both sides of the state line. He has      City Clerk in 1999 and served 11       Paradise Park Inc., a board member      is known by many for her generosity
founding member of the Blue Springs       served on the Fire Fighters Memorial    also received recognition from the        years. During her time as clerk,       of Lee’s Summit Medical Center,         in giving and service to her
School District’s Adopt-A-School          Foundation of Missouri Board, and the   United States Department of Labor         she was famous for her cost cutting    Centerpoint Medical Center, and         community. She serves on the Lee’s
Program and a founding Business           Fire Fighters Historical Preservation   Secretary and the Missouri Speaker        measures that allowed the city to      President of the Blue Springs School    Summit Economic Development
Sponsor of the Blue Springs School        Foundation of Missouri, while Sheila    of the House. Currently, Bob is on        function properly while saving         of Economics. He is involved with       Council Advisory Board, and is this
of Economics. Art has also made           has been an active member of the        the Truman Awards Committee               money. Because of her efforts, Lake    Lee’s Summit Rotary, Lee’s Summit       year’s recipient of the Rotary Club
generous charitable contributions to      Fire Fighters Association of Missouri   but his passion is working with           Winnebago has a new city hall and      Chamber, Optimist Club, the             of Lee’s Summit Service Above Self
a number of Blue Springs and Eastern      Auxiliary and held many offices.        several different people, groups, and     a sound and secure future. Shirley     Powell Gardens Board of Directors,      Award. She, along with Jon Ellis,
Jackson County charities including The    Together they have given more than      organizations in order to continue        has served on Greater Kansas City      and several Lee’s Summit R-7 School     Co-chaired the City’s 3rd strategic
Wall that Heals, Community Services       $20,000 to charitable programs in       the promotion and development of          Camp Fire board and was a volunteer    District programs to name a few. He     planning process, Lee’s Summit 360
League, Rainbow Center, Drumm             their community!                        the Little Blue Parkway and valley.       leader for ten years. She and her      is also Co-chairman of the City’s       degrees.
Farm Foundation, Campus Crusade,                                                                                            husband have been active in the        3rd strategic planning process, Lee’s
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and                                                                                       youth ministry at First Presbyterian   Summit 360 degrees.
the St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Foundations                                                                                     Church and she served four years as
to name a few.                                                                                                              an elder.

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  Outstanding Citizens of the year                                                                                         Outstanding Citizens of the year

     City of Oak Grove                          City of Raytown                           City of Raytown                         City of Sugar Creek                    City of Sugar Creek
FLOYD & FRANCES EVANS                      KENNETH FLEISCHMANN                         KENNETH WHISLER                             JIM RITTEL                            JOHN P. RYAN

Floyd and Frances Evans have lived         Kenneth Fleischmann believes in          Kenneth Whisler has been a valued      Jim has been an exemplary role        John has also been an exemplary role
in Oak Grove since 1971. Having            serving his community. As an active      member of and a volunteer for the      model for hundreds of boys in the     model for hundreds of boys in Sugar
volunteered in many organizations          member of the Raytown Emergency          Kansas City Turners Organization       Sugar Creek community. Along          Creek. With 54 years of scouting
and serving in numerous leadership         Assistance Program (REAP), Kenneth       for over 35 years, serving as a        with honoree, John Ryan, Jim has      experience, he and Jim together have
positions, they firmly believe in giving   along with Kenneth Whisler helped        board member for 15 of those           dedicated 41 years to scouting and    been involved in assisting more than
back to their community. Not only          develop and lead a full-time workforce   years. He participates in local        has provided an outstanding example   150 boys in achieving the highest
are they active in personal charitable     of volunteers to construct a building    youth sports activities by coaching    of what individuals can do in a       level in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout.
giving, but they are also active in        for REAP, an enduring legacy for         softball, baseball, and volleyball.    community through volunteerism.       He has given countless hours of
helping community organizations            the Raytown community. Not only          He is the Secretary of the Men’s       Jim, now retired, is also active      leadership to the Scouting Program
raise funds for important projects.        did he and Whisler lead this project     50 Plus Softball League and is an      in his church and the Knights of      and is currently Scoutmaster for
They helped design and build the           but also volunteered 4,500 hours of      active member of the Presentation      Columbus, and is the Institutional    Troop 221. He is a Certified
Oak Grove Civic Center and pool,           community service in two and a half      Catholic Church. Kenneth Whisler,      Head for the St. Mary’s Parents for   Rehabilitation Counselor, receiving
and most recently served on the board      years! In addition, Fleischmann has      along with Kenneth Fleischmann,        Scouting. His involvement with        a Lifetime Achievement Award
of the Oak Grove Senior Citizens           been with the Kansas City Board of       developed and led a fulltime work      Troop 221 has changed the lives of    for the Missouri Rehabilitation
organization.       Their fundraising      Trade for 37 years and has served on     force of volunteers to construct the   many. Jim, and John, have received    Association in 2007. John is active
efforts, including grant submissions       the organization’s board of Directors.   Raytown Emergency Assistance           numerous awards in Scouting,          in his church, serving on the Finance
to the Community Foundation, have          He’s also an active member of            Program (REAP) building. He            with both attaining the position of   Committee, as well as assisting in
been instrumental in ensuring that         Southwood Church of Christ, Blue         and Kenneth Fleischmann are both       Medicine Man in the Tribe of Mic      numerous other functions.
important programs and services are        Springs Terrace Club, Powell Gardens,    active members with the REAP food      O Say.
available to area citizens. Floyd and      Sheppard’s Center of Raytown, Festival   pantry.
Frances are also both lifetime members     of Sharing, and the CROP walk.
of the Oak Grove Historical Society.

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                   Toast to Our Towns Past Honorees                                                                                                       Toast to Our Towns Supporters
Blue Springs – Jim Moran
                                             Blue Springs – Derrick Warren
                                                                                             Blue Springs – Lois Krueger
                                                                                                                                                                           Benefactors // $5,000
Independence – Roberta Coker                 Grain Valley – Steve Gildehaus                  Grain Valley – Chuck Johnston
Kansas City – Rev. Wallace Hartsfield        Independence – Robert F. Glaser                 Independence – Glenn & Ada Betts                                                       Mike McGraw
Lake Lotawana – Paulla Martin                Kansas City – Herman A. Johnson                 Kansas City – Mary Lou Jaramillo                                                    Data Systems International
Lee’s Summit – Rev. Tom G. Haley             Lake Lotawana – Dave Wagner                     Lake Winnebago – Robert Bennett
Raytown – Penny Hoffman                      Lee’s Summit – Betty McNought                   Lee’s Summit – Kathy Smith
Sugar Creek – John C. “Jack” O’Renick        Raytown – Alyse Stoll                           Raytown – Al Maddox                                                                     Allen Lefko
Grain Valley – Robert Gillette               Sugar Creek – Lanard Toys                       Sugar Creek – Joe & Kathleen Woods
Byron Constance, Humanitarian                American Sterling Bank, Corporate Citizen       The EXAMINER, Corporate Citizen                                                        Bank of Grain Valley
                                             Helen French, Humanitarian                      Dr. Frederick Hahn, Humanitarian
Blue Springs – Olen Wilkinson                2002                                            2007                                                                               Dr. Steve Silverstein
Independence – Paul Weston                   Blue Springs – Diane Mack                       Blue Springs – Rick Nelson & Jeanie Lauer                                            Silverstein Eye Centers
Kansas City – Vernon Thompson                Grain Valley – Kim Roam                         Grain Valley – Dr. Chris Small
Lake Lotawana – Brenda Ferrell               Independence – Galen Boyer, Jr.                 Independence – Cynthia & Kenneth McClain
Lee’s Summit – Mary Stacy                    Kansas City – C. Patrick McLarney               Lake Winnebago – Bob Mais
Raytown – Shirley & David Wurth
Sugar Creek – Nancy Kimak
                                             Lee’s Summit – Mel Aytes
                                             Raytown – Edna Scahill
                                                                                             Lee’s Summit – Larry Stewart, posthumously
                                                                                             Oak Grove – Hollis Dyer
                                                                                                                                                                               Patrons // $3,000
Lone Jack – James Neece                      Sugar Creek – Mark O’Renick                     Raytown – John Ness
Barbara J. Potts, Humanitarian               Jim Kidwell Construction, Corporate Citizen     Sugar Creek – Robert Pinter &                                               Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co.
                                             Allen Lefko, Humanitarian                       Barry Berislavich                                                                       BP
1998                                                                                         Silver Legacy Award, Harry S. Truman Library
Blue Springs – Imelda Farmer                 2003                                            & Museum                                                                            Bryan Cave
Independence – Steven E. Mauer               Blue Springs – Cindy Coburn                                                                                                 Centerpoint Medical Center
Kansas City – Mary Groves Bland              Grain Valley – Matt Farlin                      2008
Lake Lotawana – Rodney Sommers               Independence – Ken Johnston                     Blue Springs – Dr. Mark & Mrs. Cheryl Mozer                                    Community of Christ
Lee’s Summit – John C. Graham, Sr.           Kansas City – Herbert M. Kohn                   Grain Valley – Mary Strack                                                    Carol & Tom Holzbaur
Raytown – Judith L. Ness                     Lee’s Summit – Paula Belser                     Independence – School Transition Team
Sugar Creek - John McEvoy                    Raytown – Dr. Marlon Steinert                   Kansas City –Rev. John Modest Miles                                             Stewardship Capital
Greenwood – Dan Vansickle                    Sugar Creek – Alex Petrovic                     Lake Winnebago – David Claycomb
David P. Ross, Humanitarian                  Lone Jack – Howard E. Hensel                    Lee’s Summit – Geneva High
                                             Commerce Bank, Corporate Citizen                Oak Grove – Norby Corn
1999                                         Dr. Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog, Humanitarian       Raytown– Mike Appril
Blue Springs – Carol Journagan
Independence – Lu Vaughan                    2004
                                                                                             Sugar Creek – Robert & Jake Welch
                                                                                             MeraVic, Corporate Citizen
                                                                                                                                                                                 Special Thanks
Kansas City – Neighborhood Volunteers        Blue Springs – Larry Sparks                     Larry Moore, Humanitarian
                                                                                                                                                           The following  individuals and businesses provided generous in-kind gifts
Lake Lotawana – Barbara Robison              Grain Valley – Jan Reding                                                                                               to support this year’s Toast to Our Towns gala event.
Lee’s Summit – Kay Ford                      Independence – Larry Blick                      2009
Raytown – Allen J. Brown                     Kansas City – Rev. Ralph J. Crabbe              Blue Springs – Tom Evans
Sugar Creek – John Maglich                   Lee’s Summit – Phyllis Hamilton & Russ Berlin   Grain Valley – Sharon Stewart                            Heartland Citizen Reception Hosts – Drs. Steve & Elisa Silverstein
Grandview – Don Armacost, Jr.                Raytown – Rosalie Vanzant                       Independence – Ira & Nina Anders                                 Campaign Buttons – Mike Hobick of KC Auto Carstar
Bob Reeds, Humanitarian                      Sugar Creek – L. Earle Conner                   Lake Winnebago – Jim McCambridge
                                             Haldex, Corporate Citizen                       Lee’s Summit – Michael Paul & Mary Ann Swisher   Catering & Facility Arrangements – Management & Staff at the Independence Events Center
2000                                         JSL of Independence, Humanitarian               Oak Grove – Roy Meier
                                                                                                                                                     Equipment Rental – Stan Crumbaugh of Party Patch & Independence Rent-All
Blue Springs – Pam Albarelli & Lyle Shaver                                                   Raytown – Kenneth Blom
Independence – Carl Mesle                    2005                                            Sugar Creek – Veronica Powell                               American Flags on Stage – Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Kansas City – Carolyn Vellar                 Blue Springs – Louie Lamendola                  Data Systems International, Corporate Citizen
Lake Lotawana – Howard Chamberlin            Grain Valley – David Hackett                    David Jeter & Jim Kidwell, Humanitarians                  Invitation and Program Design – Adam Forrester of Grape Design
Lee’s Summit – Bud Hertzog                   Independence – Dr. Bridget McCandless                                                                           Program Printing – Kris Siriwangchai of Print America
Raytown – Robert R. Sego                     Kansas City – E. Frank Ellis
Sugar Creek – Charles Dumsky                 Lee’s Summit – Gene Gamber                                                                           Professional Photography for Honorees – Steve Mullally of Rolland Studios
Oak Grove – Brad & Fred Byam                 Raytown – Gary Knabe                                                                                      Program & Event Coordination – Michael Lintecum & Associates
Blue Ridge Bank & Trust, Corporate           Sugar Creek – Ron Rybarczyk
Citizen                                      Meyer Music, Corporate Citizen                                                                                       Table Centerpieces – Vicki Digby of MeraVic
Chuck & Colleen Foudree, Humanitarian        John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil, Humanitarian                                                                                   Tuxedo Rental – Amore Bridal

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             Toast to Our Towns Supporters                                                        Become a Friend
                                                                                                                     of the Community Foundation

                                                                                  Many donors and corporate sponsors underwrite the work of the Community Foundation each
                        Sponsors // $1,800                                       year. By making a contribution of any size, you too can support us in our mission to improve area
                                                                                            communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good.

                                                                               Your support will allow your Community Foundation to continue to expand its services to donors, and
Ron Bruch                                 Humphrey, Farrington & McClain
                                                                               provide the administrative support needed for our Community Grants Program, Scholarship Program,
Blue River Community College              IBS Industries
Carondelet Health                         Jackson County                                     the Youth Advisory Council, and leadership on other important initiatives
Children’s Mercy Hospital                 J.E. Dunn Construction                                                    in Eastern Jackson County.
City of Grain Valley                      KC Auto Carstar
City of Independence                      Kimak Pest Management                    In December, the Community Foundation will recognize all our “Friends of the Community
City of Lee’s Summit                      Kurlbaum & Rinne, LLC                 Foundation” at an annual reception and recognition event in honor of their generosity. Friends will
City of Oak Grove                         Lee's Summit Journal                         also receive recognition in next year’s annual report. We hope you too will become a
City of Raytown                           Thomas McGee, L.C.                                                  Friend of the Community Foundation!
Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics           MeraVic
Roberta Coker                             Mid-Continent Public Library

                                                                                                Create a Personal Fund
Brad Constance                            Park University
Cornerstone Financial                     Prairie Capital Management
Courtney Ridge Landfill/Republic          Jan Reding
Edward Jones                              Speaks Family Legacy Chapels
Elias, Opdahl & Bowen, DDS, PC            Jim & Mary Stilley                                                   at your Community Foundation
Randall & Helen Ferguson                  The Examiner
Chuck & Colleen Foudree                   Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Hallmark Cards                            Wells Fargo Advisors                     Since 1982, thousands of donors have given to and through Truman Heartland Community
Henks Financial Group                     David & Shirley Wurth                   Foundation to support charitable causes important to them. Having a fund at the Community
                                                                               Foundation is like having your own personal foundation. With a gift of $5,000 donors can establish a
                                                                                       named fund through which they can begin making grants to their favorite charities.

                                                                                 Whether creating a personal fund, supporting an existing fund, supporting a Foundation program
                             Friends // $500                                      or becoming a Foundation Friend it’s easy to get involved with charitable giving through your
                                                                                                                    Community Foundation.
     A2MG, Inc. . Alliant Techsystems Inc. - Lake City Ammunition Division
          Alsation Land Company LLC . Bankers Security Safe & Vault
 Gene and Joanne Cable . Grubb & Ellis . H&H Color Lab . Fred and Marge Hahn     Today, more than 200 donors use a personal giving fund at the Truman Heartland Community
Kansas City Power & Light . King Hershey Law Office . McCamm Management Co.     Foundation to support their charitable interests. Create your fund today and begin involving your
 Metzler Brothers . Larry Mock . Lee's Summit Economic Development Council        family in giving while enjoying the flexibility, tax advantages and knowledge of area nonprofits
           Roger Novak . Paradise Park . Summit Bank of Kansas City                                          provided by the Community Foundation.
                            Weed Man . Brenda West

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              South Office
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