Patty Kincaid is a mother, grandmother, and philanthropist, who has committed her life to supporting children and her community. Patty was born as Patrica Ann Hickey in Atchison Kansas on St. Patrick’s Day. She was named by her father for their Irish Catholic Heritage and is one of six children. As a young girl, Patty moved to Mission, Kansas where she began her education at St. Pius grade school and later attended Bishop Miege High School. After graduating Patty decided to forgo college and begin her career that was short lived because she met the love of her life, Don Kincaid.
Patty has lived by the motto it is better to give than to receive.
Patty was a stay-at-home mom and room mother for many years, but saw a need within her community and co-curated a safety initiative for school age children. Because of this Shawnee Mission School District asked her to serve as co-chair for their safety program. Patty continued to advocate for children by serving as a board member for the Metropolitian Organizaiton to Counter Sexual Assault, board member at The Childrens Place and board member at Bishop Ward High School.
Patty continued to give to other organizations within her community.
She served as co-chair of the Union Station grand reopening, co-chair for Union Station’s 100 year celebration, Auction Chair for Bishop Miege High School, co-chairs of the Cathollic Charities Snowball and Patrons committee, as well as honorary chair for the Kansas City Chiefs Charity (2015, 2016, 2017) and benefactor to the recent Wonderscope Children’s Museum renovation.
In 2017 Patty and her husband were recognized for their patronage and awarded by the Greater Kansas City Association of Fundraising Professionals Kansas City (AFRPKC) Philanthropist of the Year. Patty’s commitment to helping children and her community is timeless and she’s humbled and honored to be recognized among this elite group of ladies.
THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD
Motherhood has a plethora of feelings for me. It has given me great joy, great pride, great love, heartbreak, humility, sadness and a testament to patience! The time with my children at home was over in just the blink of an eye. How quickly they grew up and were out in the world being independent and some having families of their own. Motherhood is hard work but the rewards of seeing them as successful adults and parents is so gratifying. Today, I am honored and humbled to be in this room with all these wonderful ladies. I thank God for the gift of motherhood and am so proud of our seven amazing children and the amazing people they have become. I am so proud to be their mother!