By Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers
Courtney Thomas is a great leader and advocate for eliminating domestic abuse. As President and CEO of Newhouse, she and her team are working hard to raise awareness in Kansas City and to change the future of men, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. She CAN imagine a day when children no longer witness abuse and the cycle is broken. That’s why she does what she does every day.
Newhouse is Kansas City’s first domestic violence shelter. Founded in 1971, Newhouse is recognized as a state leader in innovative practices and survivor-centric services. Newhouse shatters the barriers that feed the cycle of abuse and partners with survivors to achieve safety, self-sufficiency, and whole-person healing through our ecosystem of transformative services.
Kenton Brothers appreciates what she and so many others are accomplishing in support of local survivors and families. During last years’ Imagine a Day Gala, we invested in a special treat… a day of golf with KU’s Coach Bill Self!
The week had finally arrived, and even though they were facing 100 degree temperatures, the team came together for their exciting day of golf and ‘coaching conversations with Bill Self.
- Jim Stuelke – Extreme Coating Solutions
- David Strickland – Kenton Brothers Systems for Security
- Bill Self – Kansas University Baseketball Coach
- Doug Gaumer – First Interstate Bank
- Phil Thomas – A. L. Huber
David Strickland is a huge KU fan who played football there in the 90’s and now has a daughter going to school there as well. I was touched by the impact this experience had on David, and how Bill Self impacted him. David said, “Top 10 lifetime days today. Was blessed to spend six hours with the GOAT, Bill Self today. I learned that he is thoughtful, humble, smart and above all else, a man of character. As a Jayhawk, a Dad, and a leader, it was amazing to listen and to learn from the best in the world. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”
If you’re interested in learning more about Newhouse, their amazing services and upcoming events, please check out their website.