Achievement Day Dinner & Celebration

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Join us for the 76th Annual Achievement Day Celebration!
6:00 p.m. Guest Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program
Marriott Downtown Muehlebach Tower | 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Featured Speaker

John Sherman portraitJohn Sherman,
Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Royals
in conversation with David Von Drehle,
The Washington Post columnist and a past Achievement Day speaker




Citation for Achievement Honorees

We are proud to present three accomplished William Jewell graduates with the 2020 Citation for Achievement at the Achievement Day Dinner.

Vernon Howard portraitRev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr., '86
President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City
Senior Pastor at St. Mark Church in Kansas City, Mo. 




Jill Nagel portraitJill McCrea Nagel, '98
Head Girls Basketball Coach of Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, Mo.
Manager of Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing




Phil Youtsey portraitPhil Youtsey, '82
Executive Advisor of the Charlotte Sports Foundation, North Carolina
Vice President of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers (1994-2019; retired)



“Every year William Jewell College produces hundreds of qualified graduates and engaged citizens who make Kansas City their home. We hope you will join us in supporting these students and the College. ”

Corporate Sponsor Committee Co-Chairs Tyler Griffin, '01, and Darren Prenger, '03

Event Details

  • Event Leadership

    Corporate Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs:
    Tyler Griffin, ’01, and Darren Prenger, ’03

    Honorary Chair:
    Dr. Bill Snyder, ’62

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  • Tickets

    • Individual Patron Tickets: $150. Includes one ticket to the dinner and complimentary parking.
    • Individual Ambassador Tickets: $250. Includes one ticket to the dinner, one valet parking pass and a listing in the dinner program.

    Register today

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  • Tables

    Corporations and individuals are encouraged to purchase tables of eight. A variety of table sponsorship levels starting at $2,500 with escalating benefits are available.

    Reserve your table(s)

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  • Achievement Day Convocation

    Join us on Feb., 28, 2020, with our formal convocation event at William Jewell College.

    • 10 a.m.
    • Gano Chapel
    • No registration needed
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Sponsorship Opportunities