Proceeds from the event are awarded to a local 501(c)(3) organization.
The 2017 Beneficiary is:
Gilda's Club Kansas City
Over the last several years, the Committee has awarded more than $40,000 to the National Kidney Foundation; ReStart; NCCJ, the Mattie Rhodes Center for after-school activities for youth, the Child Protection Center and the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. A portion of the 2012 breakfast proceeds benefited the Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Chapter.
The impact from these proceeds – in the words of our recipients:
Since opening 5 years ago, thousands of men, women and children have turned to Gilda's Club Kansas City to help them live well with, and beyond, cancer - at no cost. In 2016, more than 4,700 visits were made to our programs, demonstrating 125% growth since opening. And the number of individuals served in 2016 doubled from 423 (in 2015) to more than 800. The most notable area of growth has been in the children, teens and family programs, with 400% growth.
Your contribution will help Gilda's Club Kansas City keep up with the ever-increasing need for cancer support in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Your gift is helping others realize our vision "so that no one faces cancer alone."
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Awesome Ambitions, Inc. was proud to receive the 2015 Mayors' Prayer Breakfast grant of $10,000.
"The funds allowed us to sponsor several girls on a week-long college tour to 11 colleges and universities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Missouri. Three of our seniors on the tour were accepted at least 9 of the schools that they visited, and were awarded on-the-spot scholarships.
In addition, to these college tours, we were able to take other girls in the program to visits to local colleges in Missouri and Kansas. The funds also helped us to take our Awesome girls to attend the Kansas City Repertory Theater to see The Diary of Anne Frank and to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center to see a rendition of the play, Peter Pan.
The balance of the funds also assisted us in providing breakfast and lunch snacks for our monthly programs. We were also able to allocate money for two- $1,000 scholarships for two of our graduating seniors this year. The remaining funds will assist us in our end of the year celebration for our seniors and next year's program costs.
Thank You for allowing us to assist more than 50 girls in our program this year."
Angela D. Curry
“For more than 100-years, Scouts have taken an Oath to “do my duty to God and county.” These core values align with those of the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, a group co-founded by Kansas City’s most prominent Scouter, H. Roe Bartle. Thanks to support from the event In 2012, more than 36,000 young people in eastern Kansas and western Missouri were given the chance to experience a life changing youth development program that teaches leadership skills and timeless values.”
Kendrick J.E. Miller
reStart’s support from the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast in 2008 provided vital support to our programs for more than 2,000 homeless children and youth in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. As important, though, was the priceless exposure our agency received through the event publicity and at the breakfast. To be in the ballroom with nearly one thousand of our region’s most influential people was an experience that I still savor today.
– Evelyn E. Craig, Executive Director of reStart
As a fund recipient of the annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, Mattie Rhodes Center has received increased public visibility including name recognition, community knowledge of services offered and awareness of the social and economic needs of our clients. The Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast symbolizes fellowship, high moral principles and honesty; we at Mattie Rhodes Center are honored to have received recognition from the Committee and to have worked with such a prominent group.
– John Fierro, psident/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center
Thank you for your donation to St. James Place. With this donation, we are going to spend that on helping great people in Kansas City get a job, many are "high risk or coming out of prison" but no less deserving good work. Some meals in our kitchen will be sponsored in the name of CMPB. This does make a difference to the work we do.
On behalf of all the people we serve, thank you for all you do in our community and for your generous donation.
God Bless You!
From Doug Langner, St. James Place operated by Bishop Sullivan Center