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Celebration Awards Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the strengths and abilities of people with disabilities!  On August 16, TWP presented awards to individuals and businesses that are working to further our mission at this third annual fundraising event.

Award Recipients for 2013:

    • The Paul H. Levy Founders Award – Joseph Matovu
    • Corporate Awards – Centric Projects and 360 Architecture
    • Individual Award – David Jones
    • Civic Leader Award - Gov. Jay Nixon

Keynote Speaker for 2013: Michael HingsonMichael Hingson with dog

Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author and international lecturer. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Hingson does much more than simply tell his own 9-11 story; he continuously explores the broader lessons of his life and experiences while inspiring and motivating audiences.

Michael is an authority on Assistive Technology and an advocate for empowering people with varying abilities.  He teaches organizations how to move from a corporate culture of “diversity” to “inclusion” which draws upon our strengths rather than our differences.

Michael and his wife Karen live in the San Francisco Bay Area with his guide dog, Africa and her mother, Fantasia.

Emcee for 2013: Phil Witt, Fox 4 News Anchor 


Gold Sponsors

Centric Projects Logo




The Kansas City Star -


Show-Me Presentation Resources


Silver Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC

MGE Missouri Gas Energy




Table Sponsors


Glenn E. Bradford & Assoc; Attorneys

Meers Advertising

Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Services

UMKC Institute for Human Development


Half Table Sponsors

360 Architecture

Heritage Companies

Mid America Coach

O'Malley Insurance Services

Print Time

RIKC-Rehabilitation Institute of KC

Steven J. Byers Consulting

United Access


Ticket and Sponsorship Prices: 

    • $50 for a single ticket
    • $300 Half Table Sponsor (5 seats)
    • $600 Full Table Sponsor (10 seats)
    • $1,250 Silver Sponsor
    • $2,500 Gold Sponsor
    • $5,000 Event/Title Sponsor