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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018


Thomas Beshears
Oak Park High School

You’re giving me the opportunity to pursue my life dreams and be successful. Because of KC Scholars, I will be able to give myself,
my future wife, and children the greatest lives possible. Thank you
for everything.

Joselyn Anzaldo
Van Horn High School

Thank you so much for this opportunity to grow as a student
and an individual. KC Scholars is a blessing to me and my family
and will allow me to follow my dreams and reach goals that I never thought I could.

Mary Sanchez
Cristo Rey Kansas City

I just want to say THANK YOU! As a first-generation graduate, we had no idea about the college expenses and process. You are helping not only myself but my whole family make my dream of becoming a lawyer come true.

Ogechi Idika
Ruskin Senior High School

Thank you for this momentous opportunity that you have gifted me with. Without this scholarship, college would most definitely be more difficult to pay for. I strive to be great and achieve amazing things in my life and because of KC Scholars, I’ll be able to do just that.

Benny & Edith Lee
DuraComm Corporation

I encourage potential donors to look at how education improves people and ultimately our city. If more kids became aware of the opportunity to study and got a better education, it would help lift
the level of productivity in our city. Education is the foundation
of everything.

Gregory M. Rieke
New Frontier Educational Foundation

As president of the New Frontier Educational Foundation, I advocated strongly for our participation in KC Scholars. While we have a 100% on-time graduation rate, our students are financially disadvantaged, often the first generation in their families to even aspire to attend college. This is an astonishing opportunity!

John & Nancy Kimak
Named Scholarship Donors

We are Inaugural Donors with KC Scholars because We Believe.
We Believe that KC Scholars will exponentially improve the quality
of life in Greater Kansas City through our community’s investment
and participation in this dynamic, inspiring journey of Your Future - Our Future.

Rose Mary Ernst
Educator, Blue Springs School District

The adult and 11th grade scholarships and 9th grade 529 plans
are unique in college financing. Financial aid is just one need addressed by KCS. The mentoring, the award notification,
feedback, and the act of creating an 'education team' is truly
a rare gem in the philanthropic world.

Sarah M. Owings
Director of Associate Learning & Development, Cerner Corporation

This opportunity opened my eyes to what’s happening in our community beyond the four walls of my neighborhood or school district. Kudos to KC Scholars – it goes far beyond dollars and cents and awards students with opportunities and the confidence to follow their dreams.

Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Chancellor, MCC

We see achievement gaps in our region. When you disaggregate the data, equity challenges are exposed. KC Scholars aligns with all of our missions and helps us penetrate these equity challenges.

Dr. Angie Besendorfer
Chancellor, WGU

I see different communities all over the country trying to do this and they don’t have the synergy and collaboration that exists within KC Scholars.

Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
President, William Jewell College

KC Scholars has challenged each of us to come together, take off our institutional hats and think about the larger community. We’re all invested in the common good and increasing the college-going rate.

Dr. Ron Slepitza
President, Avila University

KC Scholars is helping us to see the pathways to support and enable students to stay in the Kansas City area and make a difference in their communities.

100% of donations support additional scholarships. Donate today so even more scholarships can be awarded in 2019.


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