Meet 2015 KC Magazine Most Wanted Auction’s Steve Peppes

Steve Peppes

Senior Sales Executive at Delta Dental of Kansas

By day, Steve Peppes is a senior sales executive at Delta Dental, but he’s also working when he’s off the clock—to make KC better, that is. Peppes is a match maker for Big Brothers Big Sisters, co-chair for Children’s Mercy’s Red Hot Night, an ambassador for the United Way of Greater KC, revenue chair for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, president of BARRE KC, and a member of the Children’s Mercy Hands & Hearts Auxiliary, Kansas City Ballet and The Oral Health Kansas boards.

He’s passing his benevolence onto the next generation: Peppes calls watching his kids grow into kind and compassionate people one of the things he’s most proud of.

Born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Peppes started at Delta Dental of Kansas straight out of college and considers the company’s managing director and executive vice president, Dean Newton, a 2014 Most Wanted honoree, an outstanding mentor.

“He has gotten me more involved with the community as well as shown me what it means to give back and make a difference,” Peppes says.

Steve Peppes’ Auction Package

Kentucky Derby VIP Bucket List Experience for 4

Approximate Value: $9,000

  • 4 Clubhouse tickets for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7th at Churchill Downs, which includes access to the 2016 Kentucky Oaks
  • 4 tickets to the Star-Studded Unbridled Derby Eve Gala on May 6th at the Galt House Hotel, where you’ll experience a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm, and hospitality as you mingle with celebrities
  • Unbridled Eve VIP Swag Bag
  • 1 luxury Louisville hotel room that sleeps 4 for all 3 nights
  • 4 VIP tickets to Southern Gaming Magazine’s Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash on May 5th
  • 4 Southwest Airlines Roundtrip Airfare vouchers

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