City Union Mission Celebrate “Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City”
Kansas City, Mo. — The City Union Mission, a non-profit charitable organization in Kansas City, hosting their sixth annual “Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City” today at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This event recognizes three outstanding area women whose names are synonymous with leadership, compassion, and humanitarianism. This year City Union Mission will be honoring SuEllen Fried, Dr. Grace Ketterman and Sister Vickie Perkins.
“Over the past six years, the Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City event has helped City Union Mission raise funds for programs and services. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Shelter, which provides overnight shelter for 100 individuals and meals for nearly 300 each day,” said Daniel Doty, Executive Director of City Union Mission.
This year’s honorees have worked to bring positive change and made a lasting mark on the fabric of our city through their tireless dedication. From being an advocate against child abuse and bullying, dedicating a lifetime to the education of children or working to provide comprehensive healthcare for families, these women have had a positive impact on many people.
SuEllen Fried is the founder of BullySafeUSA, through which she services as an international speaker and workshop leader on the critical issues of child abuse and bullying. A longtime advocate for children, Ms. Fried founded the Kansas Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse in 1976 and has worked as a dance therapist in the Kansas City area for 20 years.
Sister Vickie Perkins has spent a lifetime educating youth in Kansas City’s Catholic schools. She may be best known for her role as founding president of Cristo Rey Kansas City High School, providing college prep education enhanced by an innovative corporate work-study program. Sister Vickie was recognized as one of Kansas City’s Most Influential Women by KC Business Magazine in 2011.
Dr. Grace Ketterman has been in the business of helping families for over 50 years. For many years she served as the director of the Crittendon Children’s Center in Kansas City, an organization that offers comprehensive health care for children, adolescents and their families. Currently, Dr. Ketterman is in private practice as well as the author of over two dozen books.
Hallmark Cards CEO Don Hall is serving as the event chair, with Binny Pearce serving as event committee chair. The luncheon takes place today at 11:30 am, at the Sheraton Crown Center.
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical,
and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.
Donate and learn more at www.cityunionmission.org
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