2019 Community Gratitude Luncheon

Thank you to the Kansas City prevention and recovery community for continually supporting the Community Gratitude Luncheon. 


First Call's Annual Community Gratitude Luncheon celebrates those who work tirelessly to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and addiction by recognizing champions in the field.


The 2019 Community Gratitude Luncheon was held on March 22, 2019, at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO. 

Congratulations to our 2019 Community Gratitude
Luncheon honorees! 


Lifetime Achievement

  • Mercedes Mora, Clinical Supervisor, Guadalupe Centers


Philanthropist of the Year

  • Sherman Family Foundation 


Professional of the Year

  • Rev. Michael Liimatta, Executive Director, Footprints 


Recovery Champion

  • Andre Carnegie, Student Success Liaison, Shawnee Mission School District


Volunteer of the Year

  • Darla Belflower, Associate Director of Supportive Housing, Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health 


Youth of the Year

  • Lee's Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board

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