It is an honor to have been nominated into this amazing group of woman who contribute so much to our Kansas City community. I consider it a great blessing to have the time and resources to be able to make a difference in our community.
I was raised in El Paso, Tx and attended the University Kansas receiving a BS in Journalism. After graduation I moved to Kansas City and I met my best friend and future husband Jayson. He is an only child had had no idea what he had gotten into when he married me and instantly had 7 siblings and 24 amazing nieces and nephews!
I was introduced to the Kansas City charitable community by Jayson’s parents, Pam and Gerhard Kuti. As actively involved and passionate philanthropists they encouraged us to examine how we could do the same. Jayson and I created the Kompass Kapital Foundation to support our charitable ventures and to ensure it continues into future generations. We choose to focus our foundation on supporting and developing Kansas City underserved youth. By investing in our youth I believe we can effect long-term change in our community and have a compounding effect on many lives.
As I am sure everyone here knows, no volunteer effort can be accomplished without an amazing tribe of support. I am very grateful to be surrounded by charitable and accomplished women that share a passion for making a difference in our community. Without the assistance of Jayson, my children and friends I would not be able to have the honor to chair events, serve on boards and donate my time and resources. I am grateful to have worked with a variety of amazing Kansas City organizations such as DeLaSalle school, Kids TLC, The Barstow School, Girl Scouts, All about Autism, Giving the Basics, Give Something Back and many more.
THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD
Being blessed with 4 kids in 5 years has been an intense and amazing experience. My family is the most important legacy I can leave in this world. Gabe, Isabell, Pamela and William are incredible humans and I am very proud of them. My goal in parenting has always been serve as a strong support system and guide them to be charitable, kind and respectful stewards of the world. As they get older they support me in my learning to do the same.