Young Advisory Board is comprised of civic minded young professionals, ages 22-35, who serve to provide KidsTLC with valuable support through friend-raising and fundraising. Activities include identifying new donors, promoting special events throughout the year and hosting YAB’s own fundraiser.


Katie AdamsSuperior Moving & Storage

Lindsay Bennett – Basehor-Linwood USD 458

Austin BerkeBurns & McDonnell

Ben BruhnPartners Specialty Group

Sarah DillOlathe Health Systems

Neal Fogarty Alight Analytics

John FordyceSprint

Eric FossChildren’s Mercy Hospital

Kelly FreemanMariner Holdings

Colton FriesTimber Blinds

Courtney Gebauer – Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Richard HieldTortoise Capitol Advisors

Kaileigh KupchinSanta Fe Tow

Kara MickelettoBurns & McDonnell

Christina MillerVML

Lisa OttoCrossFirst Bank

Mark RavisRadius Promotions

Mike RiveraBeaumont Commercial Services, Inc.

Nikki RomoloSporting KC

Jessica SeitzerNBKC Bank

Todd SmidtLifted Logic

Elise TunakanEHR Consultant

Mary TunakanCreative Planning Legal, P.A.

Danee WallaceHealth Lumen

Allison YoakamLockton

Megan YoungworthAltar’d State

Proceeds support KidsTLC’s life-changing programs for children and families.

Tailgate Party hosted by the KidsTLC Young Advisory Board

Sporting KC vs New York Red Bulls

Wednesday, May 3rd – Tailgate starts at 5 PM, Kick-off at 7:30 PM

$40 – Game ticket and tailgate party

$32 – Game only ticket

$20 – Tailgate party only

Tailgate includes food, beverage and tailgate games.

Tailgate Location- Community America Ballpark Lot. Parking is free.


Event Planning
Committee members are in charge of the planning and execution of events. The committee will be attentive to keeping event expenses minimal and creative in planning. The event planning committee will work closely with the sponsorship committee to coordinate and secure auction items for the events.

Committee members are responsible for creating effective outreach initiatives to promote YAB events and build database of young professionals. This includes utilizing social media platforms and other marketing tools to communicate details. Ex: Facebook- profile banner photo, event invite, status update, etc.

The sponsorship committee is entirely focused on bringing in event sponsorships, and/ or donated items. This committee is composed of business-minded advocates of KidsTLC who will work to introduce new sponsors to KidsTLC.

Community Development
The community development committee will be in charge of securing solid community connections and networking opportunities for the Young Advisory Board and for KidsTLC. The committee will engage local businesses in an effort to create a relationship that will be a benefit to the agency as well as meet the community outreach goals of the business. They will be focusing on brand awareness while securing future financial donations as well as In-Kind donations from local business and individuals interested in KidsTLC. The committee will also be responsible for securing attendees for KidsTLC events.



Contact Carissa Heise with any questions, or for more information about KidsTLC!

Carissa Heise
Community Development Specialist