Centurions Alumni Association (CAA) provides alumni with unique programming, community involvement, and resources to help them keep in touch with each other and the active program. Through this ongoing involvement, alumni can serve their community well after they graduate while staying connected to Centurions classmates as they grow into Kansas City’s leadership.
CAA also provides:
- Assistance and support to the Centurions Leadership Program, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and other community organizations.
- A forum for members to discuss and learn about community issues.
- Association members with opportunities to become and stay actively involved on boards and commissions and in community affairs.
- An awareness of community issues, resources, and diversity.
Each member’s investment helps to fund projects and resources that make the program successful, including:
- Stewardship of the Centurions Alumni Association Foundation, which annually awards two partial Centurions scholarships for small business candidates.
- Planning and operating several social and service activities throughout the year, including:
- Events centered on civic issues and leaders
- Annual holiday party
- Alumni social events
- Awards reception with actives
- Annual meeting and elections
- Raising awareness of and overseeing the nomination and award process for the Bernard Powell Award, named for one of the program’s most memorable charter members
2018-19 Alumni Board
Jennifer Matney, Class of 2016
Jon Hile, Class of 2012
Jennifer Kraenzle, Class of 2013
Past Active Steering Committee Chair
Shalea Walter, Class of 2019
Sara Harris, Class of 2018
Lathem Scott, Class of 2017
Legacy Fundraiser Co-Chairs
Leslie Dickerson, Class of 2018
Angie Grant, Class of 2018
Jackie Vavroch, Class of 2018
Membership and Communications Co-Chairs
Estuardo Garcia, Class of 2019
Austin Bickford, Class of 2017
Meredith Webster, Class of 2018
Rhonda Dolan, Class of 2018
Civic Initiatives Co-Chairs
Jason Carter-Solomon, Class of 2018
Chris Vukas, Class of 2014
Theresa Garza, Class of 2019
Frank White III, Class of 2019