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KVC Health Systems’ 2023 Annual Celebration

October 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

KVC 2023 Annual Celebration

Join us for KVC’s 2023 Annual Celebration! Every October, KVC Health Systems hosts this event to share the positive difference your generous support has made in people’s lives. You’ll hear from KVC’s President and CEO Jason Hooper, learn how many children and adults we helped over the last year, hear inspiring stories from people whose lives have been changed by KVC, and watch as we recognize our wonderful values-driven partners and heroes with awards.

Who’s invited? This event is for everyone who cares about strengthening families, preventing child abuse and neglect, and helping both children and adults achieve mental health wellness. That includes supporters, partner organizations, kinship families, resource families, clients, and team members.

Join Us to Honor Our 2023 KVC Hero Award Winner

Malachi Coleman - KVC Hero Award recipient - Photo credit to University of Nebraska footballMalachi “Chi” Coleman and family are the recipients of this year’s KVC Hero Award. When experiencing foster care as a child, KVC Nebraska supported Malachi Coleman and his sister when they needed a foster family and were eventually adopted by Craig and Miranda Coleman. As an exceptionally talented athlete, Malachi is now using his voice to help other kids in foster care see their worth and potential. After being regarded as the No. 1 college football recruit in Nebraska and one of the top prospects in the country, Malachi began playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this fall, he is raising money and giving back. Through his fundraising and advocacy, Malachi hopes to make foster care better for the next generation of kids. See past KVC Hero Award recipients. 

Meet Our Host: Christa Dubill

Christa Dubill, Blue KC, MC of KVC Health Systems 2023 Annual Celebration in Olathe KSWe’re thrilled to share that Christa Dubill will host this year’s celebration! As Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), Christa engages with many stakeholders to share information and help provide affordable access to healthcare and improve people’s health. Christa is a former News Anchor with 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Blue KC, she served as an anchor, reporter and newsroom leader at KSHB-TV. Christa is dedicated to giving back to the Kansas City community and is passionate about child safety and development, behavioral health, food access and security, personality and characteristic awareness, and all things Kansas City.

KVC Values-Driven Partner Award Winners

Each year, we are happy to recognize the individuals and organizations who have embodied KVC’s values. See past award winners here. This year’s award winners are:

The heart of our work is helping people.

Our character is built on authenticity & compassion.
Cheryl Rathbun, Saint Francis Ministries
Walt Hill, High Plains Mental Health Center

Family connection drives our culture.
Providence Montessori School

Collaboration fuels our improvement.
Dr. Dianna Phillips, Fairmont State University

Urgency and innovation mark our approach.
Dane G. Hansen Foundation
Robert & Patricia Schmidt Foundation
Patterson Family Foundation

Diverse perspectives are key to our progress.
St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund

Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County
Boone County Children’s Services Fund 


Let us know you’re coming! If you have any questions, contact Amanda Volmer, Director of Stewardship, at or (913) 322-4944.


October 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Ball Event Center
21350 W 153rd St
Olathe, Kansas 66061
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