Students at Shadow Day 2017 event

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 dream job and develop connections in the nonprofit community.

In 2017, over 120 students from 20 local colleges and universities participated in Shadow Day. You want to be a part of this event!

Save the Date

This year, Shadow Day will be on Friday, October 26, 2018.

For Students

For more information, including a schedule breakdown and attire suggestions, please read the Student Guide.

The deadline for student registration has passed.

For Nonprofit Professionals

Find more information, including sample itineraries, in the Host Guide.

The deadline for Hosts to sign up has passed.


For questions about Shadow Day, please contact Branden Haralson at

2018 Shadow Day Sponsor

Merrigan & Co. Logo, Nonprofit Connect Sponsors

Hosted in partnership with


Pick Your Host

Participating students can submit their top five preferences for Nonprofit Host. Once students have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the survey to select your preferences.

Every effort will be made to match you with one of your top five choices. When selecting, remember to not only consider the individual's title, but also the type of nonprofit organization. You may meet with other professionals in that office on Shadow Day.

Jennifer Beshoner
Community Engagement Coordinator
Center for Developmentally Disabled

Danielle Binion
Career Academics Coordinator

Claire Bishop
VP, Marketing & Engagement
Children International

Babs Bradhurst
Assistant Finance Director

Jillian Bush
Regional Recruitment Coordinator
City Year Kansas City

Tom Esselman
Chief Executive Officer
Connecting for Good

Matt Falk
Manager, Events and Marketing

Tori Fugate
Director of Marketing and Communications
KC Pet Project

Gretchen Green
Program Director
Start at Zero

Moriah Hillson
Program Manager, Audience Development
ArtsKC- Regional Arts Council

Rachel Hollinberger
Program and Marketing Director
Hillcrest Hope

Erica Immenschuh
Chief Clinical Officer

Susan Kang
Director of Development Recruitment
KU Endowment

Doug Kean
Operations and Logistics
Sleepyhead Beds

Heather Lange
Development & Volunteer Assistant
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders

Ashley Lathrop
Director of Membership and Administration
International Association of Assessing Officers

Nate Meador
President and Marketing and Development Director
Great Plains SPCA

Stacie Moody
Volunteer Engagement Supervisor
Union Station Kansas City, Inc.

Shannon Moriarty
Development Manager
Sunflower House

Ashley Patton
Community Engagement Manager
Visit KC

Kimberly Paul
Vice President of Shelter Operations

Amy Peak
Human Resources and Accounting Manager
Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Miles Powers
Development Manager

Steffanie Pryan
Human Resources Manager Compensation and Benefits
Cornerstones of Care

Jessica Ray
Executive Director

Catherine Rice
VP of Marketing and Outreach
Health Partnership Clinic

Laura Ritterbush
Vice President of Mission and Workforce Development
Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Director of Development
Starlight Theatre

Charlisa Shelley
Director of Human Resources
Kansas City Zoo

Amanda Smasal
Community Outreach Coordinator
Wayside Waifs

Mary Stafford
Outreach Program Director

Macaela Stephenson
Manager, Community Relations and Investment
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Lindsay Stodden
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Operation Breakthrough

Sarah Taylor
Support Service Specialist

Jeanette Thomas
Heartland Regional Representative
HOPE International

AnnMarie Thomas
Director of Membership, Communications and Events
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Ali Tobin
Coordinator of Philanthropic Operations
Children's Mercy

Jenne Vanderbout
Chief Operating Officer
Support Kansas City

Kayenne Vermillion
Resource Development Advocate (Licensing Worker)
FosterAdopt Connect

Erin Vincent
Executive Director

Stephanie Volk
Director of Philanthropy

Allissa Wade
Development Coordinator
Connecting For Good

Breanne Wasinger
Volunteer and Intern Services Manager
Spay and Neuter Kansas City

Ashley Williamson
Community Engagement Manager
Women's Employment Network