Mar. 30, 2019

Hope House will host their third annual Everyday Hero Luncheon on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton President Downtown Kansas City, with Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame Running Back, Christian Okoye as the keynote speaker and Fox4 Meteorologist, Karli Ritter as the emcee. At this luncheon honorees will be recognized for their support of Hope House over the years through their time, talents, and resources provided to the organization. Julie Ross of Empower Retirement, the event’s Title Sponsor, is the honorary chair. AWL, Kauffman Foundation, and JE Dunn Construction are also supporting as Visionary Sponsors.

Last year Hope House marked its 35th year of service and this year the support from the community has continued to grow. “Kansas City has always been a community that gives back. I am honored to be a part of Hope House’s Everyday Hero Luncheon and raise critical funds for survivors of domestic violence in the Kansas City community,” says keynote Christian Okoye.

2019 Everyday Hero Award Honorees
Hero of the Year – Kris Ketz; Rainmaker of Impact – Drew McMonigle; Impact in Change – Mr. Kar Woo of Artists Helping the Homeless; Champion in Collaboration – JE Dunn Construction Employees; Spirit of Community – LaTasha James; Young Philanthropist – Lee’s Summit North Boys Basketball Team; Bright Light in the Community – Fabian Bauer & Bauer Family, A Little BBQ Joint; Visionary of the Year – Bank Midwest

2019 Everyday Hero Recognition Awards
Captain Gina R. Morton, Detective Carolina Yeager, Leslie Glenn, Keith & Wanda Davenport, Dr. Robert “Bud” Hertzog, Two Men And A Truck, and Ross C. Nigro, Jr.

“Without the support from community volunteers and supporters, Hope House would not be able to meet the needs of all those who reach out to us for our services,” says Hope House CEO, MaryAnne Metheny. “Volunteers come in many capacities, from donating time, offering their skills for specific projects, or raising money to fund our services that allow our clients to recover and begin to live a life free from abuse.”