2015 Dancing with KC Stars a Star Studded Night

Event Raises the Roof and Inspires Support
Posted on 03/11/2015
Bill Brandmeyer Earns Top HonorsDancing with the Kansas City Stars 2015 was a star studded night and inspired a groundswell of community support for students at Cristo Rey Kansas City. Honorary chairs, Christy and Bill Gautreaux, addressed the more than 1,000 guests and shared the experience of Crestwood Midstream Partners as an employer of Cristo Rey students in the Corporate Work Study Program. 

Grand prize honors and Judges' Choice Award went to Bill Brandmeyer, CEO of KC Creative, who performed a Jive with his Allegro Ballroom partner, Tamara Sanders. First runner-up Rozanne Prather,
Senior Director of Communications and Stewardship at Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, danced a Foxtrot with her professional partner, Phil Carney; and community volunteer Mary Clarkson took second runner-up honors dancing a West Coast Swing with David Dyer. Rounding out the all-star line-up were: Amy Embry; Nick Garcia; Darcus Gates; Jay Heidrick; and, Sean Hogan.

“On March 7, the Stars and professionals dancers gave us an encore performance worthy of a standing ovation,” said Dr. Kathleen Hanlon, President of Cristo Rey Kansas City. “I am humbled to witness the sacrifices – of the Stars, pros, and an army of volunteers - to provide opportunities to the young men and women of Cristo Rey,” she said. “Their efforts provide a powerful example for our students.”

Dancing with the Kansas City Stars helps to fund the gap between what Cristo Rey students earn working one day per week at their Corporate Work Study internships and the cost of their college-prep education. 

About Cristo Rey Kansas City
Cristo Rey Kansas City is part of the network of 28 Cristo Rey high schools across the nation dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through education and work experience. Cristo Rey Kansas City provides a Catholic, college prep education enhanced by an innovative corporate work-study program to culturally diverse students with economic need. The model of education equips students to see past their urban roots toward college and beyond.
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