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Shadow Day

The nonprofit sector needs young, committed professionals. Shadow Day gives you the ultimate head start.


Join us Friday, October 9, 2015 for Shadow Day! Shadow Day matches college students interested in the sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. The event allows undergraduate and graduate students to experience a workday in their desired profession, and helps students to develop a variety of connections in the nonprofit community.


Shadow Day kicks off with a Networking Breakfast, and continues as students follow along on their host's workday. The event ends with an optional networking Happy Hour hosted by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City.

Shadow Day
Friday, October 9, 2015

8:45 a.m.                          Check In


9 - 10:30 a.m.                  Networking Breakfast & Young Nonprofit Professionals Panel

                                          Kauffman Foundation Conference Center


10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.          Shadow Day

                                           Spend a day on the job with your choice of Nonprofit Host


4:30 - 7 p.m.                      Happy Hour hosted by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City

                                            Granfalloon Bar & Grill on the Plaza, Fireside Room


Register to be a Shadow here.

View the 2014 Student Guide here.

You get to select your top choices for your Nonprofit Host! Every effort will be made to match you with one of your top choices.

Shadow Day is hosted in partnership with




Interested in sponsoring Shadow Day? This is an opportunity to reach out to nonprofit professionals, as well as college students interested in nonprofit professional development. Contact Lindsay Nelson at 816-888-5602 or lnelson@npconnect.org for more information. See Shadow Day Sponsorship Opportunities here.


Nonprofit Host Profiles

Browse through the Nonprofit Hosts below. Once you register, you will be able to select your top choices for Nonprofit Host.


Allison Abplanalp, Director of Philanthropic Engagement & Events

Children's Mercy Hospital


Andrea Austin, Associate & Volunteer Recruiter

YMCA of Greater Kansas City


Debbie Bass, Vice President of Development

National World War I Museum


Susan Belger Angulo, Director of Development

Children's Center for the Visually Impaired


Hal Bordy, Executive Director

Lifeskills Management Center


Haley Bowman, Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement

KIPP Endeavor Academy


Erica Braker, Marketing & Public Relations



Hannah Brockway, Volunteer Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph


Katie Bromley, Food & Fund Drive Manager

Harvesters- The Community Food Network


Karla Bronaugh, Regional Program Director

Connections to Success


Lindsay Browne, Caring Communities Organizer

Local Investment Commission (LINC)


Vincent Bustamante, President & CEO

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City


Megan Campbell, Development Director

Head Start of Shawnee Mission


Carrie Coogan, Executive Director

Literacy Kansas City


Rynn Day, Director of Marketing

United Way of Wyandotte County


Erik Dickinson, President

Urban Ranger Corps


Meg Duggan, Executive Director

Medical Missions Foundation


Drew Elliot, On-Air Fundraising & Special Events

Kansas City Public Television (KCPT)


Jackie Feeney, Strategic Partnerships Manager

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City


Tyrone J. Flowers, Founder & President

Higher M-Pact


Laurel Groh, Development Director

Phoenix Family


Brad Grabs, Executive Director

Learning Club of KCK


Geoff Hall, President & CEO

Wayside Waifs


Deveri Harvey, Fund Development Administrator

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri


Kristin Hatcher, Manager of Operations & Family Engagement

KIPP Endeavor Academy


Emily Hawkins, Social Media Coordinator

Great Plains SPCA


Michelle Herman, President & CEO

Sunflower House


Marshall Hollingsworth, Director of Finance

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.


Anne Hull, Director of Development

Heartstrings Community Foundation


Tracy Hull, Recruitment Specialist

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri


Erica Kiehnhoff, Senior Manager- Walk MS

National MS Society


Michelle Maier, Development Director

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City


Kristina Mason, Senior Director of Training & Development

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Youth Services


Stephanie Mathews, Office Administrator

Support Kansas City, Inc.


Martha McCabe, Manager of STEM Initiatives

KC STEM Alliance


Cassidy Miller, Community Impact Manager

United Way of Wyandotte County


Kendrick Miller, Scout Executive

Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council


Steven Murray, Executive Director

Youth Symphony of Kansas City


Kimber Myers Givner, Executive Director

Phoenix Family


Ariel Penner, Guest Relations Manager

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City


Vickie Riddle, Executive Director

Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City


Godfrey Riddle, Development Manager



Brian Riegel, Development Manager | Special Events



C.J. Rios, Community Relations Manager



Chalise Shaw-Gooch, Community Engagement Manager

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas


Macaela Stephenson, Manager of Community Relations & Investment

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City


Allyson Summers, Development Director



Theresa Swartwood, Director of Public Relations/Marketing & Volunteers

Cross-Lines Community Outreach


Mary Theobald, Vice President of Communications & Programs

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Molly Thornburgh, Program Director

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Youth Development Services


Tony Whitter, Executive Director

Blessings Abound


Keith Wiedenkeller, President & CEO

Humane Society of Greater Kansas City


Laura Willeke, Development Director

Child Protection Center


Cindy Wissinger, Director of Development

St. Paul's Episcopal Day School


Once you register, you will be able to select your top choices for Nonprofit Host.