Rise + Shine! Breakfast

Friday, September 8, 2023

The Rise + Shine! Breakfast is an annual fundraiser supporting Front Porch Alliance
and our professionally-led programs across Eastside Kansas City.

The event will be held at the
Grand Street Café with a light breakfast provided.
Doors open at 7:00am and breakfast will be served starting at 7:30am.

Grand Street Café is located at 4740 Grand Blvd. Kansas City MO 64112.

Sponsorship Information

Potential for Impact


750+ Facebook followers
Instagram followers
LinkedIn followers
Website visits per month
Member Email List

We proudly promote our sponsors on our social media and website and in Breakfast communications. Through sponsorship, your brand gains unparalleled access to our member base of donors, volunteers, and program participants.

Community Support

Front Porch Alliance serves over 700 participants each year. Your financial support allows us to sustain our outreach and intentionally increase programming. Every sponsorship translates into real impact across Kansas City’s Eastside and urban core.

Table Champions

Table Champions support the Breakfast by inviting guests.
  • Champions donating $1000-$4999 can bring up to five (5) guests.
  • Champions donating $5000+ can bring up to ten (10) guests.

Table Champions will receive personalized thank you notes and their (company) name will be displayed on their table.

If my guest(s) cannot attend, can they still donate?

Donations can be made via www.FrontPorchAlliance.Org or by calling our office to make payment over the phone/to request a donation envelope.

What if I cannot fill my table? What if a guest can no longer attend?

If you cannot fill a table, smaller groups may be combined and individual attendees assigned to open seats. If a guest can no longer attend, please inform An Sasala by phone or email: 816-831-1450 An@FrontPorchAlliance.Org.

Successful Table Championship

  • Invite guests.
  • Turn in guest information.
  • Attend the event. Sit with your table. Collect donations.
  • Express your gratitude.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marvia Jones

Dr. Marvia Jones has worked in the areas of community health and development, behavioral health, and violence prevention for over 10 years. She earned a Masters of Public Health and PhD in Community Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas. She has a passion for supporting the development of strong, healthy families and neighborhoods.

Dr. Jones is the Director of the Kansas City MO Health Department, where she is tasked with overseeing the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life for KC residents.

Dr. Jones was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. However, she considers Kansas City, MO to be her beloved adopted home, where she resides with her husband (who is a KC native) and her two young sons.

Dr. Jones’ keynote will address resilience, mental health, and the importance of community support.

New Dawn Sponsors, $10,000

Sally Stanton

First Light Sponsors, $2,500

Bob + Kathi Bjerg
Wendy + Grant Burcham
Paige Crosswhite
John + Charlotte Hall

Lisa + Charles Schellhorn
Jim + Michele Stowers
Sven + Julie Sykes

Sunrise Sponsors, $1,000

Children’s Mercy Hospitals – Kansas City
Charlotte + Bruce Davison
Health Forward Foundation

Dharshinie Jayamaha, MD
Kansas City Royals
Linwood Area Ministry Place
Susan Stanton

Ray of Hope Sponsors, $500

Sarah + Jon Baum
Annie Burcham
Charlie + Jeanne Sosland Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Stan + Peggy Chappell
Betty + Jim Crooker

Encore Institute for Social Impact
Kim + Ted Higgins
Patricia Laster
James + Christine Laster
Aaron + Peggy Lukken
Amelia McIntyre
Pauline Moley

Barbara Nichols
Melissa Plunkett
Charlie + Cristy Roberts
Henry + Jackie Sewing II
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Linda Stevens
Scott + Jenny Sturgeon
Helen Teuber

Additional Donors + Supporters

Mark + Kathy Adams
Lauren Aleshire
Gail + Robert Arther
Carolyn + John Baumgartner
Bob + Kathi Bjerg
Megan Black-Johnson
Sam Black
G. Lawrence Blankinship Jr.
Linda + Gus Breytspraak
Barbara Brown
Beckie Brown
Matthew Burcham
Michael Cappo
Joan Cohen
Michelle Crippen
Ann DeFeo
Ed + Jan Dexter
Alan Edelman + Dr. Debbie Sosland-Edelman
Jim + Vicki Ensz
Cynthia Fails

Jo Carol Ferrara
Mariann Ferrara
Sara Gilson
Bridget Gonzalez
Latrice Hamilton
Andy + Pat Harris
Alleyne Johnson
Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels
Mary + John Lehoczky
Andrea Lombard
Nicole Miller
Anellen Neill
John + Patty Nicholson
Susan Paynter
Barbara Ramsour
Milagros Ricardo
Larry + Helen Smith
Martisa Smith
Sally Stanton
Stephanie Struzina

Jack + Barbara Stuber
Catina Taylor
Barbara Thompson
Helen Teuber
Jumesha Wade
Jen Wilson
Elizabeth H. Winetroub

Bodywork Massage and Restoration

Privee Restaurant + Lounge

The National Museum of Toys + Miniatures

The National World War I Museum + Memorial

Reignier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

Watkins Heritage Chapel

3210 Michigan Ave. Kansas City MO 64109


Front Porch Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with the State of Missouri. All donations are tax exempt.

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