2017 Civic Luncheon

Join us at the 8th Annual Civic Luncheon, Thursday, May 11th, 2017 from Noon – 1:30 at the Imperial Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown Muehlebach Tower. The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Joe Theismann, Entrepreneur & Former NFL Quarterback.

The Civic Lunch is an opportunity for the Kansas City community to learn and celebrate the latest innovations, services and good work benefiting the year round efforts of The Salvation Army.  We will also honor Kansas City’s finest citizens by presenting the William Booth Award to Deanna & Greg Graves, and the Others Award to the Cosentino Family. These awards are given for extraordinary service to The Salvation Army and the community.



Civic Luncheon Chair

Michael Hagedorn

Michael Hagedorn is president and chief executive officer of UMB Bank, n.a. and vice chairman of UMB Financial Corporation. He is responsible for commercial banking, business banking, small business banking, private wealth management, institutional banking services, consumer banking and healthcare services.

Michael was recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a CFO of the Year honoree in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The Des Moines Business Record also honored him with their “40 Executives Under 40” honor in 2004.



Carolyn Watley

Carolyn’s CBIZ career began in July, 1977 as Office Manager for the Kansas City CBIZ office (formerly Robert D. O’Byrne and Associates). Carolyn was appointed to President of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Kansas City in 1999 and served in this role for 17 years.

Carolyn currently serves as the Vice President of Community Engagement. In this capacity, Carolyn focuses on public-facing business development initiatives, board participation roles and community stewardship.

Carolyn enjoys many civic and community roles including positions with Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Kansas City Area Development Council; KC Rising Steering Committee; Metropolitan Community College Foundation; KU Advancement Board; Starlight Theater; KC MLB Urban Youth Academy and the First Tee of Greater Kansas City.

We are honored to have Michael and Carolyn as our Co-Chairs of the 2017 Civic Lunch.


Guest Speaker: Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He spent the last two decades working for ESPN on their NFL broadcast and the NFL Network.
The former Washington Redskins quarterback joined ESPN in April 1988, reuniting with play-by-play voice, Mike Patrick. Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 and holds Redskins’ records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2.044) and attempts (3,602). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.
Theismann was selected the NFL’s “Man of the Year” in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. He won the league’s 1983 “Most Valuable Player” Award for leading the Redskins to an NFL-recorded 541 points and a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. His career ended abruptly in 1985 after sustaining a broken leg during a game against the New York Giants on national television.
Theismann graduated in 1971 from the University of Notre Dame where he received All-America honors and led the Fighting Irish to consecutive Cotton Bowls and was runner-up to Jim Plunkett in the Heisman Trophy balloting. In 2003, Theismann was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Theismann began his career in 1971 with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.
Theismann, a much sought after motivational speaker, also oversees a popular Washington, DC restaurant that bears his name. He is also the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Football Like a Pro.
Recently, Theismann was named the recipient of the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” Award.

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