Philanthropy

Introducing our 2016 Most Wanted Honorees

These 38 Kansas Citians are using their time and talents to make a difference for kids. 

What do a James Beard Award-winning chef and the founder of KC’s most beloved T-shirt company have in common? They join 36 other local standouts in our 2016 class of Most Wanted honorees. The annual Most Wanted Auction raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City through incredible packages assembled by these community movers and shakers—last year’s fundraiser brought in a record-breaking $358,000 for the organization, which helps kids facing adversity by pairing them with adult mentors.

See the honorees in action (and bid on their once-in-a-lifetime offerings) Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Midland.

Adam Miller, Teach for America

Amber Blahut, ADARA Media

Amy Guerich, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.

Ann Blalock, Lockton

Ashley Fulk, Solomon Consulting & Anthem Systems

Ben Richardson, KCP&L & Ben Rich Productions*

Nia Richardson, DuBois Consultants, Inc.*

Betsy Maxfield, Sporting Kansas City

Brandon Fancher

Brett Lange, V Wealth Management*

Rani Lange, My Next Season*

Celina Tio, JULIAN & The Belfry

Chandra Clark, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Chase McAnulty, Charlie Hustle

Colin Potter, Kansas City Chiefs

Danee Wallace, Fortiviti

David Cotter, Prime Residential Management

David Stauffer, Secured Title of Kansas City

Edgar Palacios, Connections to Success

Micah LaCerte, Hitch Fit, LLC*

Diana Chaloux-LaCerte, Hitch Fit, LLC*

Jasmin Williams, Greater Kansas City Chamber

Jake Lyon, Lockton*

Jennifer Lyon, Kansas City Area Development Council*

John Koster, Kairos Growth Consulting

Kara Maxwell, March of Dimes

Kinsy Koeplinger, FanThreeSixty

Leib Dodell, Bar K

Maggie Fitzgerald, Mpowered Marketing

Marie Dispenza, Kansas City Royals

McKensie Dopps, Thomas McGee, LC

Mike Fahey, GastingerWalker&

Neelima Parasker, SnapIT Solutions

Parker Webb, Newmark Grubb Zimmer

Rob Welker, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture

Ryan Willcott, Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing

Tommy Kennedy, Colliers International

Dr. Troy Nash, Newmark Grubb Zimmer

*Honoree couples