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Shadow Day

Are you a college student ready to change the world with a career in the nonprofit sector? Shadow Day gives you the ultimate head start!


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.

Shadow Day
Friday, October 23

    8:30 a.m.         Check In
    9 - 9:30 a.m.         Networking Breakfast at Grand Street Cafe
    9:30 - 10:45 a.m.        *New in 2015!   Branding You workshop with Young Nonprofit Professionals Panel
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
         Students shadow Nonprofit Hosts at their organization


Register for Shadow Day here!

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

Once you register, you will be contacted via email to select your top choices for Nonprofit Host. Please browse profiles below.

When choosing your top choices for Nonprofit Host, remember to consider both the Host's title and organization.

Host Profiles

Allison Abplanalp
Managing Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Children's Mercy Hospital
Damion Alexander
Corporate Relations Manager
City Union Mission

Leslie Alford
Executive Director
House of Hope Kansas City

Andrea Austin
Associate and Volunteer Recruiter
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Alison Baldree
Manager, Fund Development
Girls Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri

Susan Belger Angulo
Director of Development
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

Carol Bird Owsley
Executive Director
Community Assistance Council

Brent Blazek
Assistant Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations
Rockhurst University

Hayley Bowman
Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement
KIPP Kansas City

Kristin Brumm
Executive Vice President

Debra Campbell
Executive Director
Kansas City Senior Theatre

Misty Campbell
Advocacy & Volunteer Management
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

Stephanie Casey
Graphic Design/Web Manager
Saint Luke's Foundation

Brigette Chirpich
Executive Director
The First Tee of Greater Kansas City

Lawrence Crawford
Prevention Specialist
Kansas City CARE Clinic

Ian Crawford
Director of Development
Unicorn Theatre

Denise Cross
Cornerstones of Care

Rynn Day
Director, Marketing & Communications
United Way of Wyandotte County

Lauren Delker
Development Executive Assistant
City Union Mission

David Desai-Ramirez
Executive Director- Missouri, Kansas

Dennis Ellis
Church Relations Specialist
City Union Mission

Mike English
Executive Director
Turn the Page KC

Chris Eveler
Volunteer Administrator
City Union Mission

Jackie Feeney
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Ron Fredman
Chief Development Officer
Kansas City Ballet

Sarah Freyman
Assistant Director
American Cancer Society- Hope Lodge

Leslie Gasser
Fund Development Director
Don Bosco Centers

Amanda Gatten
Volunteer/Staff Support Coodinator
Spay & Neuter Kansas City

Liz Gilbert
Director of Marketing & Communications
First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery

Jill Grotzinger
Development Coordinator
The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park

Kellie Hans Reid
Director of Intensive In-Home Services
KVC Behavioral Health Care

Phillip Hanson
President & CEO
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Jennifer Heinemann
Associate Development Director
Operation Breakthrough, Inc.

Lindsay Hicks
Development Director
Habitat for Humanity Kansas City

Rachel Hodson
Director of In-Home Services

Heidi Holliday
Executive Director
Rosedale Development Association

Matthew Hughes
Manager, Global Education Programs
People to People International

Anne Hull
Director of Development
Heartstrings Community Foundation

Jennifer Hurst
Development Manager

Shirley Johnson
Food Service Administrator
City Union Mission

Becky Johnson
Membership Coordinator
Kansas City Public Television (KCPT)

Colby Jones
Chief Finance Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Ben King
Manager of Events and Volunteer Programs
City Union Mission

Sheila Koch
Program Manager, Employment & Community Services
Easter Seals Midwest
Vicki Kraft

Michael Levine
Communications Director
Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City

Lynn Lichte
Director, Human Resources & Administration
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Michael Liimatta
Connecting for Good

Dorothy Loyd
Vice President- Clinical & Community Services

Donice Mahan
Executive Director
Hillcrest Platte County

Teresa Winfield
Program Manager

Martha McCabe
Manager of STEM Initiatives
KC STEM Alliance

Gina McCord
Campaign Account Manager
United Way of Wyandotte County

Kendrick Miller
Scout Executive/CEO
Boy Scouts of America- Heart of America Council

Jenny Miller
Network Builder

Steven Murray
Executive Director
Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Deanna Nelson
Senior Director of Development- Major Gifts
Avila University

Selina Oneal
Volunteer Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council- Dept. of Aging Services

Stephen O'Neill

Lori Oxborough
Program Director
Developing Potential, Inc.
Ariel Penner
Guest Relations Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Hayley Rees
Chapter/Affiliate/Rep Manager
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)

Vickie L. Riddle, ACSW
Executive Director
Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City

Katie Riordan
CNP Relations Executive
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Jane Sander
KC Metro Volunteer Director
DHQ Salvation Army

Sara Shaffer-Henry
Volunteer Services Manager
Community Blood Center

Amanda Smasal
Community Involvement Coordinator
Wayside Waifs

Michele Valentine
Local Program Coordinator & Department Assistant
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Jeana Van Sickle
Development Director

Ann Van Zee
Community Engagement Manager/AmeriCorps Program Director
Harvesters-The Community Food Network

Rob Whitten