Chefs Against Hunger 2018 was a success! Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Zhang Financial for making the event possible! We are so grateful to everyone that attended, volunteered at, donated to, or supported the evening! Check back for more photos and video in upcoming blog posts.
MWC IN THE NEWS
We are thrilled to announce that Kelly Henderson is Ministry with Community's new Executive Director! Kelly has been with the organization for nearly a decade and was most recently in the position of Associate Director.
"During her ten years at MwC," says Board President, Tom Schlueter, "she has consistently shown her compassion and professionalism in dealing with our members and dedicated staff. We are grateful for her leadership."
We couldn't agree more! Kelly was instrumental in the construction of our new facility and says that she is "looking forward to working with our fantastic staff to ensure that we are using this new space to continue providing critical basic services as well as helping those who are ready to make meaningful strides in achieving greater independence. We are forever grateful to our community for recognizing the needs of those struggling more than most."
To contact Kelly Henderson, Executive Director, please call (269) 343-6073 x130 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often brag about our amazing volunteers. This time, The United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region did it for us. Check out this wonderful story about one of our favorite volunteers, Carol Hindbaugh, at changethestory.org.
On Tuesday, September 26th we held our Annual Open House and Volunteer Awards Ceremony. We have the best volunteers in Kalamazoo and it was our pleasure to acknowledge some of them with the following awards:
The Cheever Treatment Center Young Volunteer Award
The Sisters of St. Joseph Group Volunteers of Excellence Award
The Dorothy Markusse Community Volunteer Award
The Judy Sarkozy Spirit of Community Business Award
Greenleaf Hospitality/Radisson of Kalamazoo
with special recognition to Jessie Buehl and Derrick Ricca
The Roscoe Turner Volunteer Member Award
As I approach the end of my last week at Ministry with Community, I have to admit it’s getting a little emotional. This place is truly special and will always have a big spot in my heart. For nearly a decade it has been my pleasure and honor to work with the most amazing people – members, volunteers, staff, and donors. Thank you to all of you for the many ways you support Ministry’s important work. Thank you, also, for making my time here so remarkable and rewarding. — Rob Oakleaf
Enjoy the above video of Julia Van Domelen and our Associate Director, Kelly Henderson, cutting the ribbon at our Grand Opening on November, 1 2016. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the celebration!
Join us on Tuesday, November 1st for our Grand Opening! This is your chance to tour our beautiful new facility and hear some inspiring testimonials from our members. We hope to see you there!
Our Executive Director, Rob Oakleaf, was given the opportunity to write the opening letter in the Summer 2016 issue of Welcome Home Magazine. Read about his love of Kalamazoo and check out the rest of the magazine here.
Congratulations to our Chefs Against Hunger 2016 winner, Quincy Botsford of BOLD and his sous chef, Ron Molitor of Mol-Son! Every competitor put up a great fight at the event and we are truly grateful for all of the time and talent they donated to Ministry with Community. Be sure to check out the gallery for photos from the big night!
Chefs Against Hunger featured on WWMT
Click the cover image above to read the Fall 2015 issues of Welcome Home magazine featuring a great article about MwC.