The 2008 Nomination Period Is NOW OPEN.
This award is given annually by the Foundation in recognition of one local individual for his or her generous donation of time and resources to one of Kansas City’s social service agencies.
Nominees must exemplify the qualities that best describe Will, Senia and The Will to Succeed Foundation?
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With admiration of her charitable spirit & dedication,
2007 Shield Award Recipient!
Katherine Neet has been a volunteer with Camp Fire USA Heartland Council for 26 years. She began working with Camp Fire in 1981, serving as an assistant leader to her daughter’s Camp Fire club. Soon she became a club leader and gradually began taking on additional volunteer responsibilities to benefit her child, kids in her club and throughout Camp Fire in the Kansas City area.
She has assisted in numerous administrative functions including two terms on the Camp Fire USA board of directors An active member of several other committees and work groups including the planning of outdoor events and the training of other volunteers to provide kids with educational outdoor experiences.
In addition to her work with Camp Fire, Katherine Neet has been a long term volunteer with American Field Service (AFS). Since 1995, she has hosted seven exchange students and provided temporary housing for other students when they were in transition from one host family to another. In addition, she arranges transportation for all arriving exchange students and organizes fundraisers to raise AFS scholarship money.
What others say about Katherine Neet:
“She has opened her home and heart to many students and of whom she continues to keep in contact with.”
“She has volunteered with Camp Fire for many many years and is extremely dependable and highly skilled in a number of areas. Camp Fire is very fortunate to have her dedication. The youth benefit from having her in their
Katherine is definitely a “hands on person” and is also a person who has made a big difference when it comes to our Council and Camp Fire USA.”
Selected from a large pool of deserving nominees, the 3rd annual Shield award winner was picked from several deserving nominees. In behalf of Katherine Need, the Foundation donated $3,000 to Camp Fire USA.