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A Night of Inspiration

Thank you for joining us for the 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala!

A Night of Inspiration

This article will be informative and more gratitude.

On September 9th, RISE Community Services put on a Gala to showcase our employees’, as well as raise funds for our programs.  It was spectacular in every way.  If you missed this year please be assured that 2018 will be even better.

On behalf of the employees, board and staff of RISE Community Services, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for the community’s support of the RISE Community Services 2nd Annual Gala. We are grateful for the generosity of our guests, volunteers and local businesses for making this event a success.

Our gala will always serve two equal purposes.  First, it is an evening of celebration and inclusion where we as a community show the world that Johnson County judges a person by their skills and efforts, not limitations.  Second, the monies raised gives RISE investment funds that will be providing building blocks that will allow the fledgling RISE vocational program to grow.  Our target focus will be in the areas of retail, café, woodworking, gardening and manufacturing.  Supporting skills such as reading, math and obtaining drivers licenses will also be developed.

At this year’s dinner you heard the perfect life stories as presented by Aimee and Travis. Personally that was a most wonderful experience that I will not forget soon. We came to celebrate individual skills and efforts. Celebrate we did.

We extend our gratitude to this year’s sponsors, RISE’S Gala would not be possible without the support of 2017 Gala Community Committee Leaders, Lisa Richter, Jenna Franklin, and Casey Flowers.

Thanks needs to go to internal staff such as Jamie Grohe and Melissa Frey as well.  There were others that contributed time and talent and I appreciate everyone that participated.

We will continue to build on our successes, because of friends and community, over the months ahead. There’s so much we will accomplish together, and I look forward to RISE doing great things.

Thank you again for your commitment to this agency and its mission.

I will close with our tag line:

See Confidence, See Potential, See Me.

Scott Holmberg
Executive Director
RISE Community Services


A Night of Inspiration was a huge success thanks to our sponsors and guests!
We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

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Thank you to our event partners for your donations!

A Time for Tea
Abilities, LLC
Alewel's
Arcadian Moon Winery & Brewery
Arwood's
Awesome Blossoms

Bentley's Beats
Boss Body Fitness
Buckeye Acres

Cafe Blackadder
Cloud 9 Living
Common Sense Coffee Co.
Country Pets & Ponds

Euphoria Salon & Day Spa - Andrea Snyder Horton
Euphoria Salon & Day Spa - Elizabeth Bray

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Flexible Staffing
Fox Heating & Cooling

Glasscock Jewelry

Hair by Tamara
Hanna Dental Office

Jeremy Sisk

Kansas City Royals
Keth Memorial Golf Course
Kim Ream Agency, Inc - American Family Insurance
Kleinschmidt's

Laurianne Connor - Lipsense

Michelle Schubert
Montserrat Vineyard
Muddy Creek BBQ

Nadler's Catering
Northside Feed

Old Drum Coffeehouse and Bakery
One Body Massage
Orange Leaf of Warrensburg

Papa Murphy's
Pita Pit
Playground Dive Shop

RISE Against the Grain
RISE Community Services Enclave
RISE Crafts & Curiosities

Sherri Nace - Mary Kay Consulant
ShipShape Party Rentals
Shryocks Callaway Farms - Corn Maze
Swisher's
Synder's Garden

Tember Stumpenhaus
The Downtown Studio
The Market
Three Trees Workshop
Timeless Reflections
Tony's Restaurant
Traquility Shop
Treasured Blessings
Twister's

Warrensburg Parks & Rec
Warrensburg Wellness
Wine 101

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