2020 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 2020 Community Gratitude Luncheon will be held on March 12, 2020,  from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO. 

Please join us as we recognize those who share our mission and message: Recovery is possible, addiction is a treatable disease and help is available for not only those with substance use disorders but also affected families and friends.


Honoree Spotlight 

Lifetime Achievement 

  • Kent Jewell, Executive Director (retired), Benilde Hall

Philanthropist of the Year 

  • Kirk and Nicole Gordon, Integrity Truck Sales, LLC

Professional of the Year

  • Leigh Anne Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor, Uturnskc 4G

Recovery Champion

  • Kar Woo, Executive Director, Artists Helping the Homeless 

Volunteer of the Year 

  • Chris Smart, Facilitator, Hearts of Addicted Loved Ones (HALO) 

Youth of the Year 

  • Simon Wolff 

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