Armacost Car Museum
4200 E 135th Street
Grandview, MO 64030

2023 Date TBA

Please join us at the Armacost Car Museum for our 2023 Annual Dinner! Enjoy an evening filled with great food, amazing cars, and many business friends we haven’t seen in a while. We’ll also be recognizing businesses and volunteers for positively impacting South Kansas City with Community IMPACT awards!

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON
Community Impact Awards

Congratulations to our 2022 SKCC Community Impact Award Winners!

BALL’S SUN FRESH – RED BRIDGE

During the pandemic, restaurants in the Red Bridge Shopping Center laid off many employees and Ball’s Sun Fresh offered many of them jobs as temporary workers so they could continue to receive a paycheck. Sun Fresh paid a minimum of $12 per hour and Store Manager Kathy Scott had each temporary worker wear a work shirt from their previous employer, advertising the company that promised to hire them back when the pandemic passed. Sun Fresh hired at least 15 displaced workers, all of whom returned to their previous employers when pandemic restrictions were lifted!

COUNTRY CLUB BANK

Since 2005, Country Club Bank has been collecting coats and raising money to local kids stay warm. In 2021, the bank worked with 14 public schools & Head Start programs to launch the 17th annual Country Club Bank Coats for Kids campaign. The Southeast financial centers posted collection jars at their teller lines and worked towards specific internal fundraising goals. Region-wide, they raised a total of $13,546 and donated 498 coats. Over the past 17 years, the bank has raised more than $103,552 and donated 4,703 coats to Coats for Kids.

MINDDRIVE

MINDDRIVE is a project-based experiential learning program that serves students from around the Kansas City Metro area. Mentoring is a key component of the unique after-school programs with a student-to-mentor ratio of 2:1. Lessons taught are focused on problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration through math, science, technology, innovation and communication. Their students receive a deep-level experience with real world applications. Programs offered include Automotive Design Studio, Drone FPV Racing, Battlebots NRL – Robotics, Welding Art Studio, eSports, and Engineering Design Studio.

SOUTH KC EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY

South KC Early College Academy provides an opportunity for high school students in the Center, Grandview and Hickman Mills School Districts to “jump start” their college experience during regular school hours at no cost to the student. There are 31 high school students currently enrolled, including 13 from Grandview, 6 from Center, and 12 from Ruskin. Their first cohort of 10 seniors will graduate this Spring and have each individually earned between 26 and 34 college credits from MCC through this program, all while carrying a 9-credit hour load at MCC-Longview.

ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER SPIRITUAL CARE

The Mission Council at St. Joseph Medical Center worked throughout 2021 to provide meaningful activities for patients, staff, and the South KC community. In February, they collected non-perishable items for Little Sisters of the Poor and delivered four carloads of food and hygiene items to assisted living residents. In July, they sponsored a Back-to-School drive and provided backpacks filled with school supplies for 30 children of employees at St. Joseph Medical Center and two carloads of additional school supplies to Center School District. With the help of a generous donation, the Spiritual Care group was able to put together 105 “Blessing Bags” for homeless patients filled with essential items such as hats, gloves, healthy snacks, hand sanitizer, and even a note of encouragement.

YOUTH GUIDANCE

Youth Guidance has deployed a program called Becoming a Man (“BAM”) and Working on Womanhood (“WOW”) in the Hickman Mills School District. BAM and WOW are school-based strength-based, trauma-informed group counseling and clinical mentoring programs that seek to change the life trajectories of BYMOC and GYWOC in grades 6-12, who have been exposed to cycles of intergenerational poverty, violence, and trauma. Their culturally diverse mental health and social-emotional based learning models help students at higher risk of school withdrawal to gain the skills necessary to thrive in and beyond school.

Thank You To Our 2022 Generous Sponsors!

PREMIER SPONSOR
burns mcdonnell logo

GOLD SPONSORS

A.L. Huber General Contractor
Country Club Bank
EDCKC
Martin City CID
Port KC

SILVER SPONSORS

MCC-Longview
St. Joseph Medical Center
ThinkViral

BRONZE SPONSORS

Amiglia Design Group
Olsson
State Representative Mark Sharp

COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSOR

NorthPoint Development

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Community America Credit Union
Grade-A Tree Care
Timothy Shepard for US Senate

 

Interested in a sponsorship or Silent Auction donation?

Please contact the South KC Chamber at 816-761-7660 or email Vickie Wolgast at vwolgast@southkchcamber.com.