Achievement Day 2023


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Join us for the 79th Annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration!
6 p.m. Registration Opens
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Kansas City Marriott Downtown

    Citation for Achievement Honorees

    We are proud to present three accomplished William Jewell graduates with the 2023 Citation for Achievement.

    The Honorable Tim Flook, ’89
    Circuit Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit, Clay County, Missouri

    Dan Lanning, ’08
    Head Football Coach, University of Oregon

    Dr. Sasha K. Shillcutt, ’97
    Dr. Gail Walling Yanney Professor of Anesthesiology
    Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
     

    The Critical Thinker of the Year Award

    silhouette of person with question mark over faceThis award encompasses William Jewell College’s seven attributes of a Critical Thinker: analytical, passionate, creative, problem solver, humanitarian, truth seeking, and innovative. Jewell will honor a Kansas City citizen who embraces these qualities for the betterment of our community. In 2022, we presented the inaugural award to Karen Daniel, retired executive director, CFO and president of the Global Finance and Technology Solutions division for Black and Veatch, and an active champion for quality and accessible education for all.

    “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-Chair Darren Prenger, '03

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Visit our sponsors page to complete your sponsorship online, or purchase a ticket here.

    • Presenting Sponsor – $25,000

      • Prominent Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Prominent Recognition in Event Publicity, Verbal Stage Recognition and Recognition on Social Media (1 Dedicated Post)
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8 and 4 Valet Parking Passes

      Sponsors:
      Mark and Karen Mathes, Jared & Mary Mathes (Honorary Chairs)

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    • Grand Underwriter – $15,000

      • Prominent Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Prominent Recognition in Event Publicity and on Social Media (1 dedicated post)
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 4 Valet Parking Passes

      Sponsor:
      Dianne C. Shumaker

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    • Underwriter – $10,000

      • Prominent Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Recognition in Event Publicity and on Social Media (1 dedicated post)
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 2 Valet Parking Passes

      Sponsors:

      • ECCO Select
      • John and Melanie Gill
      • Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation
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    • Celebration Sponsor – $7,500

      • Prominent Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Recognition in Event Publicity
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 2 Valet Parking Passes

      Sponsor:
      US Engineering

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    • Benefactor Sponsor – $5,000

      • Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 1 Valet Parking Pass

      Sponsors:

      • American Public Square at Jewell
      • Bradco Incorporated
      • JE Dunn Construction Company
      • M. Tyler Griffin
      • Husch Blackwell, LLP
      • KPMG LLP
      • Oracle Cerner
      • The Scarbrough Group
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    • Ambassador Sponsor – $3,000

      • Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Seating for Table of 8 and 1 Valet Parking Pass

      Sponsors:

      • Arvest Bank
      • Bank Midwest
      • Clay County Bar Association
      • Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
      • John and Melissa Dowling
      • Jewell9
      • Kansas City Chiefs
      • Kauffman Foundation
      • KCUR
      • Pat and Beth McCown
      • The Miller Group
      • North Kansas City Hospital
      • Patton, Wagner, & Associates
      • Shepard Wealth Management Group
      • Jim and Lisa Shoemaker
      • Spencer Financial Services
      • Rein Staal
      • Steve and Sandra Stites
      • UMB Bank
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    • Scholar Sponsor – $1,000

      • Recognition in Event Invitation Emails and Dinner Program
      • 2 Individual Tickets

      Sponsors:

      • Terry and Peggy Dunn
      • William Dunn, Sr.
      • James and Elizabeth Ferrell
      • Charles and Patty Garney
      • Ollie Gates
      • Barnett and Shirley Helzberg
      • Irv and Ellen Hockaday
      • Ken and Roswitha Schaffer
      • Joy and Dub Steincross
      • Curt and Susan Tideman
      • Don and Jean Wagner
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    • Patron Ticket – $250

      Includes complimentary parking.

      > Purchase a ticket today. 

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    Event Leadership