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2017 Annual Report

A Message from the President/CEO Aaron Martin That Look of Pride When I sat down to consider the theme of this annual report, “Faces of Job One,” my mind took me back more than 13 years. That is how long I have been at Job One, and before that its predecessor organization, Foundation Workshop, Inc. If you stop and think of it, our lives are made up of many faces – those of our family, friends, mentors, co-workers, etc. For those of us who serve in the nonprofit world this also includes the faces of those we have the honor of serving. I must admit It is hard for me to believe that I have worked in the nonprofit industry for 26 years now. My journey led me to work with organizations that serve individuals with disabilities throughout my career. It is virtually impossible for me to even count the number of faces of extraordinary people I have worked beside all these years. However, upon reflection, daily at Job One I see something in common with all these individuals in the faces of our employees. I see something extraordinary in the faces of our outstanding professional staff members, the generations of dedicated board members, and the growing number of donors who support our mission. Perhaps one of the most important things I see are the sense of purpose and dignity that shine on the faces of those we serve. I have come to know that being employed is a key factor in leading a rewarding and meaningful life for most of us. I feel it in the satisfaction that comes from knowing that together we have completed a task that provides physical and emotional rewards for everyone involved. I am talking about pride. When I look in the faces of our employees each day, I see this feeling of pride in the work they are each doing to the best of their ability. This is the look that inspires me and reminds me every day why we are all here at Job One. I am inspired each day by all the special relationships that I observe between our exceptional staff members and the employees we serve, as well as their supportive relationships with each other. I am proud to be a part of this transformative organization and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future. Thank you all for your part in making the “Faces of Job One” possible. Sincerely,

2017 A Year In Review

50th Anniversary Job One is Golden

In 1967 a group of concerned citizens and families took action to create job opportunities for a group of 15 adults with disabilities who were seeking employment choices with purpose. We’ve grown to offer a wide range of opportunities and services for hundreds of individuals each year in the Kansas City region.

CARF Accreditation Achieving Excellence

Job One is a CARF International (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited organization. In 2017 the organization received an excellent rating from the independent accrediting body which monitors health and human service organizations based on international standards. We strongly consider this independent evaluation to be a significant factor in keeping the quality, outcomebased transparency of the organization at a very high level.

Salary & Wage Improvement Expanding choice. Making gains.

The core of the mission of Job One is not only providing choice, but delivering opportunities for greater self-sufficiency and financial independence. Over 2017, we were able to grow our average hourly wage for employees with disabilities by 34% and maintain wages 66% higher than the state average.

Brand Update

Vibrant new look and feel.

With input from staff, board members, and community members, we rolled out a fresh new look in 2017. This included a new logo, colors, and tag line that sums up what we are: “Business on a Mission.�

A Message from the Board of Directors Chair Amy Schmidt The Face of Commitment I believe it was my destiny to serve on the board of Job One. I also believe that I was born to work with and care for individuals with disabilities in my professional and personal life. I was blessed to grow up with parents who were actively engaged in the Special Olympics and other activities that supported children with disabilities and their families. I was encouraged to participate in these programs with them. The joy of being around these special people and their families taught me so much about strength and courage. I quite simply fell in love with their enthusiasm and determination to live the best possible life. In 1994, I founded a company called Aurora MAJIC to provide residential care and coordination of all services for ladies with developmental disabilities. Three years later, I began serving on the board of the Foundation Workshop which would become Job One in 2011. I have had the honor of serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for four years now. I am surrounded by extraordinary men and women who demonstrate the meaning of commitment in a multitude of ways. They volunteer their time serving on committees, they contribute funds to support the mission of Job One, and they encourage others to learn about and join them in supporting this fine organization. I am inspired by Job One President & CEO, Aaron Martin who has built a leadership team and management staff that are second to none. Together they provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to reach their individual potential. There is a deep commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit among the staff and board that led us to achieve some wonderful things in 2017. Looking forward, I have every reason to believe that as a “team” we will strengthen and broaden the education, training, and wide range of employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. We will continue our efforts to develop innovative new services to better serve current and future employees. Finally, on behalf of my fellow board members, I thank all of the individuals, companies, and a growing list of community foundations that make it possible for Job One to be an amazing “Business on a Mission.” With warmest regards,

2017 Board of Directors Officers Amy Schmidt – Chair, Aurora MAJIC, Owner/Administrator Dick Nightingale – V.P. Operations, Midland Paper J. Scott King – Secretary, Attorney, Scott King Elder Law George Meiners – CFO, Mechanical Breakdown, Inc.

At Large Robert H. Altomare, DDS, MS (Leawood Commons Endodontics) Owner, Endodontist Jay Bell, CEO and Majority Shareholder (MAST Technology, Inc) Danielle Bordman, CPA/Managing Member, D Bordman CPA LLC Ronald Eiman, Accountant, TWA(retired) Terrie Jo Fox, Parent/Retired Nick Hadley, Vice President (Commerce Bank) Randy Huber, Vice President, Building Contractor (A.L. Huber General Contractor) Mark A. Simcosky, Principal, Gallagher Metzler Insurance Susan Scott, Vice President (Greg Patterson & Associates)

(L-R) Board Chair Emeritus, Ron Eiman, being honored for 50 years of service to Job One by President/CEO, Aaron Martin and VP of Human Resources, Kelly Logan

(L-R) Independence Mayor Eileen Weir; Aaron Martin; Job One Employee, Amy; Jackson County Executive, Frank White; and Board Member, Mark Simcosky at an Independence Chamber of Commerce event

Program Profiles Job One Careers Our Careers program connects adults with disabilities with employment opportunities in the community that match their abilities and choices with appropriate work. Services provided include career development, placement, training, and ongoing coaching for long-term success. During 2017, the Careers Program placed 146 candidates.

Staffing / Subcontracting Job One provides short- and long-term staffing solutions for employers through direct contract and AbilityOne Federal Government contracting programs. This provides those we serve even more options for employment while filling a need in the workplace. Positions range from administrative to mailroom to maintenance and janitorial. Over 2017, 37 individuals with disabilities were served through these employment programs.

Did You Know? In Jackson County alone, it is estimated that 2% of the population, or approximately 13,000 people have developmental disabilities.

Program Profiles Packaging & Assembly Job One provides direct employment for adults with disabilities at our production facilities. These employees work in a secure, accessible environment on a range of projects, including packaging, assembly, and kitting, for private industry contracts. Job One facilities provided employment for 157 individuals with disabilities in 2017.

Secure Document Solutions Secure Document Solutions team members take pride in providing high-quality paper and digital media shred services for commercial customers. This NAID-certified destruction operation provides job opportunities where individuals can leverage their capabilities to help customers achieve business objectives. Secure Document Solutions serves a team of 24 employees.

Commercial Recycling Job One provides sustainable and responsible business recycling services that are both convenient and cost-effective. Employees handle materials recycling and dis-assembly projects for a wide range of businesses. In 2017, 14 individuals with disabilities were employed in our Recycling operation.

2017 Friends of Job One We would like to thank the following individuals and companies whose generous support made it possible for us to better meet the needs of the adults with disabilities that we serve. In 2017, your kind donations enabled Job One to provide the highest quality support, vocational training, and a wide range of employment opportunities. Our goal is to allow each individual to reach their maximum potential and achieve the best possible quality of life. YOUR SUPPORT MAKES OUR WORK POSSIBLE. Gary & DeAnn Abram Matthew & Diana Adams Benjamin Aken Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation David & Virginia Atkinson Elizabeth Ann Baker Mr. & Mrs. Paul Baker Pat & Beverly Baker Toshanna Barnett Duane & Theresa Beard James & Lara Bell Jim & Sharlene Bell Joe & Jane Bennett Barbara J. Betsworth Jonathon & Emily Binder Walt & Lynn Bradshaw Kaitlin Brennan Mrs. Helen Brown Mr. John Brown David & Leslie Brumagin Robert Scott Buchanan & Barbara Buffa Buchanan Dr. & Mrs. G.W. Buckaloo Delores & Scott Buffa Janie & Steve Bumgarner Mike Burch & Associates, Inc. Donald & Mary Ann Campbell Cherish Caputo Cristy Carpenter Howard & Edith Cook Adam & Michelle Diel DST Systems, Inc. Matching Gifts Program*** Dunn Family Foundation

Milton & Darlene English Bill & Jill Esry Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Janelle Flacks Karen & Kevin Flattery Tammy & Frank Flores David & Lori Flowers Patricia Giamalva Steven B. & Lisa E. Glassman Fund** Gene & Peggy Godsy Mr. & Mrs. Russ Gordon Shirley & Kirk Goza Hap & Suzanne Graff Nick & Heather Hadley Kimberly Hankins & Eric Swartz Charley & Ellen Hare Rusty & Pamela Harris Marc & LuAnn Hill Brad & Gail Hochstein Brian & Anne Hochstein Randy & Debbie Huber Pat & Jerry Kacheroski Tom & Jo Kammerer Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts Program Keen Wealth Advisors Norm & Sherrie Kelly Trudy Keyes Scott & Susan King Mrs. Marcile King Klussman Welding Ginny Krystel John & Penny Kunzman Nick & Maria LaBruzzo George & Karen Lauer

Jonne Legg Kelly & Tim Logan Greg & Pam Maher Aaron & Nancy Martin Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCarthy McClure Family Fund* Brian & Michelle McKown Billy & Suzanna McLeod Mechanical Breakdown Protection, Inc. George & Catherine Meiners William Meiners Rosemary & Mark Mereness Greg & Liz Muleski Glen & Sally Nadler Dick & Teresa Nightingale Mr. & Mrs. Phil Nightingale Wilfred Palm Gary & Marilyn Parker Tom & Carol Pfannenstiel Drs. G. William & Pamela Pogson Steven Ratcliff RE/MAX State Line Commercial – Susan Scott Mr. & Mrs. Kent Rockwell James & Lora Rodenberg Ron & Mayonee Ruisinger Joe & Amy Schmidt Ruth Schubkegel Melody Scott Shawn & Joy Sedlacek William & Allison Shaw Richard & Linda Sibner Mark & Patti Simcosky Wanda Smith Patrick & Virginia Stanton Thomas & Carolyn Stewart

Jerad & Sarah Stock Ms. Connie Tiehen Samantha & Dan Wheeler Ray & Susan Will Bruce & Jill Young *Truman Heartland Community Foundation **Fidelity Charitable Donor Advised Fund ***Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


It is our honor to recognize the following individuals, foundations, charitable trusts and community groups whose gifts enabled Job One to strengthen and broaden our services to our “employees”. Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Foundation John C. Griswold Family Foundation Edward Earls Legacy Grant Forster-Powers Charitable Trust Jerry & Kaye Meiners Charitable Family Trust Fund** Kansas City South Rotary Club KC Metro Men’s Chorus* Margaret E. Hurt Endowment Fund* David & Connie Mayta Charitable Fund* Rotary Club of Eastern Independence* *Truman Heartland Community Foundation ** National Catholic Community Foundation

Tribute Donations The following list are those who chose to make donations to Job One in honor or in memory of special people in their lives. Their contributions will benefit those served by Job One. We are grateful that they chose to recognize the following individuals in such a meaningful way.

In honor of: SCOTTY AGRON Richard & Linda Sibner In honor of: MADISON BURCH Mike Burch & Associates In honor of: KAREN FLATTERY Ginny Krystel In honor of: DANNY & DARRIN FLORES Tom & Jo Kammerer In honor of: JOB ONE COWORKERS Karen Flattery In honor of: SCOTT NIGHTINGALE Norm & Sherrie Kelly Dick & Teresa Nightingale Drs. G. William & Pamela Pogson Jerad & Sarah Stock Ray & Susan Will

In memory of MARY TERESA FLORES Benjamin Aken David & Virginia Atkinson Elizabeth Baker Pat & Beverly Baker Mr. & Mrs. Paul Baker Jonathon & Emily Binder Milton & Darlene English Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Karen & Kevin Flattery Tammy & Frank Flores Mr. & Mrs. Russ Gordon Tom & Jo Kammerer Ms. Marcile King Tom & Carol Pfannenstiel Mr. & Mrs. Kent Rockwell James & Lora Rodenberg Shawn & Joy Sedlacek Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stewart Ms. Connie Tiehen

In memory of: MARY FOX CAUTHON Rodney Horton Trudy Keyes Aaron & Nancy Martin Wilfred Palm William Treu In memory of: JOHN MARTINEZ Aaron & Nancy Martin In memory of: GERARD J. “JERRY” MEINERS Karen & Kevin Flattery In memory of: REV. TED SCHUBKEGEL Ruth Schubkegel

Every effort has been made to include all contributors. If your name has been omitted or misspelled, please contact Karen Flattery by email at or by phone at (816) 309-9661 so that we may correct our error. Although aided by computer technology, we, alas, are only human.

Scenes From Shining Stars

Shining Stars is Job One’s annual employee holiday event. Held every December, this event allows Job One staff, employees, customers, families and supporters to join together and recognize the achievements of our hard-working team during the year. MEGA SPONSOR Gary Beemer SILVER SPONSORS Robert H. Altomare DDS Ron & Becky Eiman A.L. Huber General Contractor Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. STARLIGHT SPONSORS Eleven 12 Communications Studio Kennedy's Custom Jewelers Law Offices of Oswald Roam & Rew LLC Pro Circuit Inc Chad Smith State Farm Snowmen, Inc. Sumner One Ted's Trash Service, Inc. Tom Walls

OTHER SHINING STARS DONORS James & Pennie Ahmann Arthur & Laura Allen Robert & Marci Altomare Delores & Scott Buffa Christina Carpenter Caye Capital, Inc. FlashInSight Inc. Jill T. Goode Brian & Anne Hochstein David Hogan Randy & Debbie Huber Kelly & Tim Logan Aaron & Nancy Martin Brian & Michelle McKown George & Catherine Meiners Charles & Sheila Morgan Monica A. Roe Rick & Diane Rukavina Carl & Rhonda Scott Melody Scott Scott Construction Realty Mark & Patti Simcosky Michael & Wanda Smith Hazel I. Taylor Samantha & Dan Wheeler


Expense Source Total: $5,212,849

Revenue Sources Total: $5,382,897.00

Outcomes Board Development Committee Evaluate and Recruit Job One created, organized and energized a board development committee. This enabled us to evaluate our current board makeup and identify and focus recruitment of new board members with areas of expertise that would benefit our organizational goals.

Leadership Staff Engagement Engage and Advocate

Job One’s leadership team increased efforts to engage with local, state and national boards and committees resulting in greater advocacy for the people we serve as well as increased organizational knowledge.


Increased Initiatives Financial Stability Job One has taken several steps to ensure financial stability through: • Increased business contracts, marketing and business development efforts • Greatly expanded philanthrop support through individual and corporate giving • Creation of an organization-wide strategic plan.

Staff members, Kelly Logan (left) and Cristy Carpenter (right), along with Job One employee, Helen, attended the Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. in 2017. Helen delivered a presentation to elected officials to tell her story and help raise awareness for the importance of employment choices for individuals with disabilities.

Why We Exist


The mission of Job One is to build skills and connections to create enriching employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


Job One’s vision is a community where people with disabilities are full participants in the workforce.

OBJECTIVES/ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS: •To impact lives through job opportunities, advocacy, training and career development to create a more inclusive community. •To improve long-term financial stability of the organization and increase revenue streams through advocacy, fund development, business development and awareness.

•To establish Job One as a competitive provider of inclusive employment and business service solutions in the Kansas City regional market.



Job One 2017 Annual Report  
Job One 2017 Annual Report