Celebrating Achievement


Thursday, February 24, 2022

Join us for the 78th Annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration!
6 p.m. Registration Open
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Marriott Downtown Muehlbach Tower, Kansas City
 

    Citation for Achievement Honorees

    We are proud to present four accomplished William Jewell graduates with the 2022 Citation for Achievement.

    Tyler Griffin portraitTyler Griffin, ’01
    Vice President, North American Consulting at Cerner Corporation

     

     

     

     

    Coreen Jackson portraitDr. Coreen (Dawkins) Jackson, ’84
    Dean, Honors College, Tennessee State University

     

     

     

     

    Brent Powell portraitHonorable W. Brent Powell, ’92
    Justice, Missouri Supreme Court

     

     

     

     

    Chris Rosson portrait.jpgChris Rosson, ’06
    President and CEO, United Way of Greater Kansas City

     

     

     

     

    Critical Thinking Award

    silhouette of person with question mark over faceThis inaugural award encompasses William Jewell College’s 7 attributes of a Critical Thinker: analytical, passionate, creative, problem solver, humanitarian, truth seeking and innovative. The Kansas Citian who embraces these qualities for the betterment of our community will be revealed at the dinner, and this distinguished citizen will join in a conversation moderated by Roshann Parris, founder and CEO of Parris Communications, Inc.

    “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 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
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 4 Valet Parking Passes
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    • Grand Underwriter – $15,000

      • Prominent Recognition in Event Invitation Emails, Dinner Program and Slideshow
      • Prominent Recognition in Event Publicity
      • Priority Seating for Table of 8  and 4 Valet Parking Passes

      2022 Grand Underwriters:

      • Kappa Alpha Order | William E. Dreyer
      • Dianne C. Shumaker
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    • Underwriter – $10,000

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

      2022 Underwriters:

      • ECCO Select
      • Gautreaux Family Fund
      • Gill Family Investments L.P. 
      • Evan and Mischelle Tripp
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    • Celebration Sponsor – $7,500

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

      2022 Celebration Sponsors

      • Mark and Karen Mathes
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    • Benefactor Sponsor – $5,000

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

      2022 Benefactor Sponsors:

      • American Public Square at Jewell
      • Cerner Corporation
      • Commerce Bank
      • David and Lisa Essig
      • Tyler Griffin
      • Jason and Bethany Houseworth
      • JE Dunn Construction Company
      • Steven Karbank
      • KPMG LLP
      • Liberty Hospital
      • Bobbie Mathes
      • McCownGordon Construction
      • North Kansas City Hospital
      • US Engineering
      • Buzz and Pam Willard
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    • Ambassador Sponsor – $2,500

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

      2022 Ambassador Sponsors:

      • Arvest Bank
      • BKD CPAs & Advisors
      • Bradco Incorporated
      • Charles and Susan Chambers
      • Children's Mercy Hospital
      • Melanie and Russ Cline Family Foundation
      • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Alumni
      • Fresh Ideas
      • Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
      • Jeff and Sarah Hon
      • Husch Blackwell, LLP
      • ISSCO, INC.
      • Kansas City Chiefs
      • Kauffman Foundation
      • Tom and Jan Kreamer
      • Lockton Companies
      • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
      • Pat and Beth McCown
      • The Miller Group
      • NBH Bank
      • The Scarbrough Group
      • Jim and Lisa Shoemaker
      • Spencer Financial
      • Rein Staal
      • Steve and Sandra Stites
      • Nancy and Mike Thiessen & Rob and Mary Thiessen
      • Qiana and Cedric Thomason
      • UMB Bank
      • United Way of Greater Kansas City
      • Craig and Deana Zahnd
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    • Scholar Sponsor – $1,000

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

      2022 Scholars Sponsors:

      • Len Dawson
      • Linda and Bill French
      • Charles and Patty Garney
      • Larry and Debbie Harman
      • Irv Hockaday
      • Larry and Linda Holley
      • Tim and Jorja Krause
      • Helmar Nielsen
      • Jim and Marcia Pierce
      • Bob and Cheryl Steinkamp
      • Marise Stewart
      • Don and Jean Wagner
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    • Patron Ticket – $250

      Includes complimentary parking.

      > Purchase a ticket today. 

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