2018 Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

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Name: 2018 Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Thank you for your interest. This year's event has concluded but we hope to see you in 2019.

Presented by Country Club Bank

The Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Nonprofit Connect's signature event, when we come together as a community to recognize extraordinary leaders in philanthropy. With more than 1,000 members of the nonprofit and for-profit community attending every year, the Luncheon is Kansas City's oldest and largest celebration of giving. The funds raised at the Luncheon allow Nonprofit Connect to continue to offer education, resources and networking so that area nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Mark C. Thompson & Mary T. O'Connor of Country Club Bank
Luncheon Chairs

The Philanthropy Awards
Nonprofit Connect honors those who embody the spirit of giving in Kansas City by awarding the Philanthropy Awards. To date, we have honored over 180 established leaders and businesses in the Kansas City area for their contributions to the community.

The 2018 Philanthropy Awards Honorees are:
John Isenberg, Tom Isenberg
and Carol Barnett
Philanthropists of the Year
Randy & Cheryl Reinhardt
Emerging Philanthropists of the Year
Jeffrey Bentley
Nonprofit Professional of the Year
Jeremy Lillig
Emerging Nonprofit Professional of the Year
Kevin Connor
Volunteer of the Year
Nicole Jacobs-Silvey
​Emerging Volunteer of the Year
H&R Block
Business Philanthropist of the Year
Women's Foundation
& City of Kansas City, Missouri

Excellence in Collaboration
United Way 2-1-1
of Greater Kansas City

Excellence in Impact

Event Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • H&R Block
  • Constance M. Cooper Charitable Foundation
  • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • John J Sullivan Jr. Foundation
  • Saint Luke's Foundation
  • The Barnetts & Isenbergs
  • Union Station Kansas City, Inc.

Luncheon Champions

Generous Donors

  • Susi Erwin
  • Jessie Fuller
  • Sue & Lewis Nerman
  • Dave & Carol Porter Foundation
  • Donald J. Hall
  • ECCO Select Corporation
  • Gerson Co.
  • Harvey Bodker
  • Lisa Schellhorn
  • Marcia S. Karbank & Joseph T. Smuckler Fund
Event Sponsors:
  • William and Mary Reed
Muehlebach Tower
Kansas City Marriott Downtown 
1213 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  10:00 AM Social hour
  11:00 AM Seating begins
  11:30 AM Program begins
Contact Information:
Kari Ballard Ziblut, CMP: (816) 759-8614
Individual tickets are $100.

Click Here to View Sponsorship Opportunities.

Claim your sponsorship by registering online or by sending the completed form to events@npconnect.org.

Please alert us to any dietary restrictions when registering for your ticket/table. We cannot guarantee availability for requests made after May 9.