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GoSeeDo 2020 Give To Live


A Message from Co-Chairs Adele Hoch & Andrew Widman

Now more than ever we must be mindful and display social responsibility to those we serve, transplant recipients, one of the vulnerable populations during this pandemic. Therefore, the right decision is to cancel Gift of Life’s annual fundraiser GOSEEDO 2020. This was not a light hearted decision and leaves Gift of Life with a $90,000 revenue shortfall from the loss of this event.

Online and virtual auctions are expensive, time consuming and complicated for the size of our organization. Therefore, the solution to close this financial gap is to initiate a fundraising campaign GIVE TO LIVE, from June 15th to July 25th. You may contribute online; mail a check; or contact Gift of Life directly. We will be happy to assist you. Reflect upon what you would have spent at GOSEEDO. Please make a contribution to GIVE TO LIVE at a level that is meaningful to you.

We have continued to grow our programs through innovative initiatives. Transplant Mentors is now offered in twenty additional transplant hospitals spanning from the University of Southern California to the JJP VA Hospital in Bronx, New York. Our goal is to contact the 250 transplant hospitals in the nation to inform them we are ready to assist their patients, caregivers and living donors with a trained mentor. In April, our online lessons for high school teachers and students,, had more users than any previous month. Because of the uncertainty of schools reopening in the fall we are preparing to Zoom into classrooms anytime, anywhere. We are developing Gift of Life’s new normal.

GOSEEDO is an event where we feel the power of organ and tissue donation. We meet new friends and see old friends. We laugh and we cry. We support a cause that holds a special place in each of our hearts. This year is different. We need your support more than ever.

With Gratitude

Adele & Andrew

2020 Give To Live Contributors

These generous contributors have made a lead gift of $5,000 or greater to the GIVE TO LIVE campaign.

Ann & Bill McCort
Carroll Burger
Jerry & Donna Ellerbusch

In memory of Deborah

Rensenhouse of Lights
Rob & Connie Waldrop
David & Jeri Kling
Jim & Teresa Sorlie

Additional Contributors Include:

Alix & Sean Kumer, MD
Andy & Tammy Heath
Bethany Kent

In honor of Jan & Larry Blaylock

Bill Garton
Brandy & Scott Alexander
Brenda Brock & Kelly Sturgeon
Chad & Sarah Smith
David & Carole Roemer
Drew & Mieke Harbur
Greg Baugh
James Gencur
Jane Norton
Jennifer Stipetich

In memory of Carol Jean DeFeo

John Bennett

In memory of Robin Bennett

Josh Mugge
Kathleen & Randy Parker
Andy & Laurie Teich
Anna & Chuck Sajovic
Barbie Ginavan
Brad & Courtney McClintock
Candice & Alexis Boeh

In memory of Hillary Boeh

Connie Anderson
Corey & Becky Means
Bob Felix

In honor of Debra Sue Felix

Doug & Molly Hundley

In memory of Keith Anderson

Gary & Janice Smith
Gil Alicea & Barbara Zitwer

In honor of Luke Harbur

Hollie Resseguie

In honor of Kim Bowen Harbur

Jacqueline Bennett
Tina Norton

In memory of J. Scott Stewart

Jim & Karen Day
Jim & Rachel Grilliot

In honor of Conor Rock

John & Becky Turner
Kristie Kennedy
Larry & Peggy McMillin
Lisa Morstadt
Lynn Hillstead

In memory of Hillary Boeh

David & Lori Russell
David & Rachel Sosland

Philanthropic Fund of the

Jewish Community Foundation

of Greater Kansas City

Mike & Laura Reilly
Wyatt & Mary Ann Hoch
Dennis & Jenny Cunningham
Chris Harbur
Brad Mattivi
Scott & Brenda Mattivi
Greg Musil
Yvonne Robertson
John & Nell Bowen
Maryanne Behm
Leslie Anderson
Liz Anne McElhaney
Eric Swim
Inez Ferrel
Phyllis Leach

In honor of brother Jay

Colby Rock

In honor of Conor Rock

Bob & Meta Watson

In honor of the Watson Family

Melynda & Mike Hatch

In honor of Conor Rock

Tammy & Jeff Rock

In honor of Conor Rock & Chad Smith

Carol & Fred Watts
CompAlliance LLC
David & Kristy Stallings
Elliott & Linda Goldstein
Julian Murillo & Madison Hatch

In honor of Conor Rock

Kenneth Collins
Lori Rinehart
Mike & Shawn Moore
Mitch & Mackenzie Schiff

In honor of Conor Rock

Pete & Cindy Burton
Steve & Stacey Butler
Tim & Marsha Reves

In memory of Al Hatch

Timothy & Julie Steele

In honor of Jackie Fair

Mallory Beem
Kevin Bennett

In honor of Conor Rock & Chad Smith

Kris & Cathy Drake
Marshall Widman

In honor of Andrew Widman & his donor family

Nate & Kim Harbur

In memory of Aaron Drake

Patricia Sisk
Ronald & Mary Shortridge
Scott & Susan Anderson
Sherri & Dan Doherty
Stacey & Debi Strange

In honor of Conor Rock

Stan & Kathy Risener
Stephanie & Bryan Meyer
Stevie & Shelly Pessin

In memory of Mike Ravis

Terry Flynn & Michelle Gerber

In memory of Erin Langhofer

Mark & Linda Crider

In honor of Conor Rock

Pam & Mark Brandsted, MD
Virginia Todd
Pat & Joan Jaeger
Patrick Faust
Patty & Terry Adams

In memory of Thomas & Joseph Connelly

Sydney Martin
Vickie Mattivi

In memory of Greg Mattivi

Betty Lutz
Gage Medical Services LLC
Susan Mayberry
Miles & Meri Harbur
Rodney & Connie Sommer

In memory of Drew Bodenhausen

Luke Harbur

In honor of Nate, Kim & Cole Harbur

David & Michelle Kratofil

In honor of Kathy Kratofil

Lisa & Brian Bodenhausen

In memory of Drew Bodenhausen

Megan Case

In honor of Luke Harbur

Cole Harbur

In honor of Kim Harbur

2020 GoSeeDoKC Sponsors

After the cancellation of GOSEEDO, these sponsors honored their sponsorship commitment as a contribution to the organization for 2020. Thank you!

Community Partners
(Pledged gifts of $5,000 or greater
for at least three consecutive years)

Jim & Karen Day
Dan & Sherri Doherty
Kris & Cathy Drake

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Jerry & Donna Ellerbusch

In Memory of Deborah

Jo & Jamie Forster, MD
Mike & Vicki Graft
Drs. Nick & Jenni Haglund
Nate & Kim Harbur
Alix & Sean Kumer, MD
Olathe Medical Center
Angel & Jody Olson, MD
Margi & Keith Pence
Anne Peterson

In Memory of Bryan Barrow

Rensen House of Lights
Jim & Teresa Sorlie
The University of Kansas Health System
Viracor Eurofins

Corporate Sponsor – $10,000
Midwest Transplant Network

Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
Drs. Charlie Smith & Stella Quiason
The Sherman Family Foundation

Contributing Sponsors – $2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Brickmann Constructors
Adele Hoch
Kansas Gas Service
David & Jeri Kling
Scott & Brenda Mattivi
David & Jackie Russell
Chad & Sarah Smith
University of Kansas Health System
Robert & Connie Waldrop

Supporting Sponsors – $1,000
John & Nell Bowen
CompAlliance Managed Care
Gail G. Dicus & Jim Yarrington
Dobies Health Marketing
Mary Lou Garton Trust
Andy & Tammy Heath
Wyatt & Mary Ann Hoch
Amy Honeycutt
Bill Horak Jr.
Eric & Charlene Hughes
David & Lydia Jeter
Jack & Terri McDonnell
Vicki & Greg Muehlebach, MD
David & Carole Roemer
Silverstein Eye Centers, PC
Chad & Melissa Spencer
John J. Sullivan Jr. Charitable Trust
John & Becky Turner
Andrew & Vicki Widman

Event Hosts – $500
Patty & Terry Adams
Gena Bardwell & Tony Tripp
Joe & Kelly Boeh
Mack & Kim Bowen
Pam & Mark Brandsted
Janet & Jay Burton
Marshaun Butler
Tim & Kathy Christenson
Linda Cook
Chris & Aimee Crenshaw
Michele & Brian DeMoss
Shelley & Sam Elias
Chris & Amanda Ellis
First State Bank & Trust Co.
Fusion eBanking
Drs. Betse Gage & Bill Chase
Sid & Terry Garrison
Larry & Jean Garten
Geenens Psychiatry
Todd & Cindy Geiman
Teri & Keith Glover
Mike & Vicki Graft
Donald Hall
Michele & Rich Hendrickson, MD
Doug & Molly Hundley
The Hutson Family

In Memory of Chris

Cheryl Jernigan
Amanda & Brad Koffman

Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community

Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Phyllis Leach
Pete & Pam McHugh
Elizabeth McLeod & Roger Davis
Larry & Peggy McMillin
Morgan Hunter Corporation
OMNI Human Resources Management
Diane Ravis & Mert Hersh
Jennifer & Mark Reintjes, MD
Rev. Kathy Riegelman & Larry Beekman
Dan Roemer
Christy & Patrick Sirridge
David & Rachel Sosland

Philanthropic Fund of the

Jewish Community Foundation of

Greater Kansas City

Dan & Sharon Spencer
Dan & Lisa Stalp
Nancy Tonkins

In Honor of Suzy Ward

Chris & Jason Van Camp
Barbara & Bradley Warady, MD
Bob & Meta Watson
Dan & Joan Welch
Victor & Susan Wilson

Golf Fore Life Banner

Isabelle EllisIsabelle died at the age of three waiting for a heart transplant. Her family started this annual golf tournament to help Gift of Life pursue its mission to provide support, awareness and success of organ, eye and tissue donation through education, mentoring and collaboration with partners and individuals in the transplant community.

Details to follow!

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