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2019 Annual Report

AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE AT JEWELL


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A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER AND CEO GREETINGS! It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than five years since launching

American Public Square to bring civil, fact-based discourse to our community.

Over the past 18 months we presented: • 28 programs • In 20 unique venues across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area • Drawing more than 6,149 registrants

The need for civil, fact-based discourse remains critical. TOUCHING THOUSANDS OF LIVES

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Of particular note was, “Lifelines: Preventing Teen Suicide,” that brought together: • Nearly 1,000 in-person audience members • 12,900 Facebook Live viewers, and • 30+ suicide prevention organizations for a resource fair. EDUCATING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

In alignment with our mission, we interacted with more than 200 high school students throughout the Metro through our APS Student Initiative to deliver civility training, mock panels and community events. ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

• New office at Plexpod Westport Commons • Alliance with William Jewell College • Partnership with Donnelly College • Launched KC Common Good, an effort which seeks to bring hope and access to opportunity for the more than two million people in this region by addressing the root causes of violence • Welcomed our remarkable Executive Director and COO, Claire Bishop

American Public Square could not exist without the commitment of its Members, Volunteers, Financial Sponsors and Community Partners. Thank you! The future of American Public Square at Jewell is bright. I look forward to advancing our journey with you.

AMBASSADOR ALLAN J. KATZ FOUNDER, CEO


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Sample demographics based on Independence School District

90% of events were rated good or very good

12% African American

450

20% Hispanic

9% Multi-Racial

MEMBERS

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• Truman

MOCK PANELS WITH CIVILITY TRAINING

%

B

ORGANIZATIONS & SCHOOLS INVOLVED

STUDENTS

EVENTS

6,149

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56% Caucasian

70% of students receive free and reduced lunch

70% identify as female

EVENT REGISTRANTS

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30% identify as male

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D

AGE

RACE

POLITICAL IDENTITY

A. Under 25 – 5.1% B. 25-44 – 19.3% C. 44-65 – 40.5% D. 65+ – 35.1%

A. White/Caucasian – 85.6% B. Pacific Islander – 0.1% C. Hispanic/Latinx – 3.0% D. Native American – 0.7% E. Black/African – 6.6% F. Asian – 1.0% G. Other – 3.0%

A. Very Conservative – 0.7% B. Conservative – 5.8% C. Moderate – 34.2% D. Liberal – 46.2% E. Very Liberal – 12.8% F. Other – 0.3%


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A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND COO I first learned about American Public Square at a Junior League of Greater Kansas City Conference, where I witnessed a mock panel. I was hooked! Immediately, I understood how to apply American Public Square-style Rules of Civility to my own life. It is now my great honor to serve as Executive Director and COO of this wonderful organization! BUILDING COMMUNITY IN A DIGITAL SOCIETY

In our rapidly changing society, technology, social media and the 24-hour news cycle have transformed the way we learn about our world and interact with one another. The very human need to belong, to connect and to build community has diminished.

Increasingly, we are becoming polarized, divided, and more contentious on critical issues that impact us all. I find myself asking: “What can we do to change this?”

To address complex problems, we need informed communities.

REVERSING A POLARIZED PEOPLE

At American Public Square, we strive to intentionally: • Re-build human bonds, • Re-weave the frayed and tattered fabric of our community, and • Re-commit to ourselves and our neighbors. In order to address problems that are complex, multi-faceted and not easily solvable, we need informed individuals and communities willing to thoughtfully examine, discuss and explore issues from multiple perspectives. When we come together as a community, we begin to repair broken bonds. We come closer to the ideal of disagreeing not less, but better. In so doing, we heal and improve our communities. Thank you for joining the dialogue. CLAIRE BISHOP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COO


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CREATING SPACE FOR IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS How does APS address a divided, polarized public? How do we connect amidst the disconnectedness of technology and digital platforms? How do we promote respect and compromise among friends and neighbors with opposing views? A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, American Public Square develops face-to-face

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COMMUNITY

& GIFTS

PARTNERS

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UNIQUE

PANELISTS

and online public programming focusing on local, regional and national issues. All programming is designed to:

48% female 52% male

61% white 39% persons of color

CONVENE groups and

create space for productive and respectful dialogue on important topics EDUCATE community

members on how and why their informed participation is important ENGAGE diverse segments

of our society to ensure that multiple perspectives are explored

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UNIQUE

MODERATORS ROVING

REPORTERS CIVILITY BELL (Sounded for poor

audience behavior during “Kids and Guns”)

UNIQUE

VENUES


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ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE AT JEWELL (APS) At American Public Square at Jewell we believe that the foundation of a strong democracy is in differing opinions, diverse viewpoints, and well-reasoned arguments. That is the focus of our programming. We bring together high-quality panelists to have civil, fact-based conversations on the most important and divisive issues in our community and our country. In doing so, we demonstrate that disagreement does not have to equal disunion. Those who participate in and attend our programs agree to be respectful and to abide by our basic Rules of Civility.

I enjoyed getting fully up to speed on my topic and getting to know new players in

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my field whom I hadn’t originally known. (Panelist Comment)

PARTNERSHIP WITH WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

In August 2019, American Public Square proudly formed a partnership with William Jewell College, the new academic home for APS. The mission of William Jewell College, to educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose, aligns perfectly with the ideals set forth by American Public Square. We are excited about the opportunities for joint programming, education and civic engagement. While APS continues to work from our offices in midtown KC, we also maintain a presence in an American Public Square office on the Jewell campus in Liberty. Additionally, as you may have noted, we are now delighted to be known as “American Public Square at Jewell.” This partnership enables APS to continue to grow and fulfill our mission within the Greater Kansas City community and beyond.


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CIVILITY TOOLS We use the “CIVILITY TOOLS� described below at American Public Square events to ensure conversations are substantive, respectful, and based on facts. MODERATED DISCUSSIONS

APS events are moderated by an objective facilitator who ensures each panelist is given due time to represent their position. Questions are tough but fair, and allow free flow of conversation. FACT SHEETS

APS complies a fact sheet in advance of each panel. This is reviewed beforehand by the panelists and distributed to the audience, which ensures the discussion begins from a "common well" of information. CIVILITY BELLS

These are made available for the audience to ring when panelists wade into false, overly dramatic or hyper-emotional territory. When a bell rings, the speaker must stop talking. FACT CHECKERS

Our programs feature real-time fact checkers to confirm the validity of comments made during the program. Audience members are encouraged to submit specific fact checks throughout the discussion. ROVING REPORTER

Our Roving Reporter, usually a representative from a credible local media outlet, is engaged during the program to gather and curate audience questions. NO APPLAUSE

APS has a rule that no applause is allowed during a program except at the beginning and end of the event. This ensures perspective is not swayed one way or another in the midst of the discussion. SO WHAT? NOW WHAT?

At the end of each event, panelists are given the opportunity to make closing statements in the form of answers to these questions. This allows our experts to restate their position on the topic at hand in a way that is actionable for the audience.


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2018–2019 PROGRAMS APS Programs engage diverse constituencies in fact-based conversations around society's most pressing issues. Held at venues throughout the area, programs include expert panel presentations, movie screenings, subject matter experts and community participation.

THE NUTS & BOLTS OF OUR DEMOCRACY An APS Member Series designed to educate our supporters about the electoral process and to provide clarity about the democratic process.

KC COMMON GOOD

Addressing the root causes of violence to bring hope and access to opportunity to 2+ million members of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

APS STUDENT INITIATIVE

This initiative educates high school students on the power of civil, fact-based conversation on difficult, controversial topics. Mock panels, civility training, and student-organized programs reached more than 200 Kansas City Metro Area high school students.

DONNELLY SERIES

THE DONNELLY SERIES

A partnership between APS and Donnelly College to raise awareness of topics of importance including climate change, affordable housing, and immigration policy.

09.06.2018 UP IN ARMS:

GUNS & KIDS

Gun-related deaths among children and teens has increased dramatically in recent years. An expert panel presented possible causes and discussed firearm policy and education programs. Unity Temple on the Plaza


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09.25.2018 FORGING ALLIANCES:

ADDRESSING VIOLENCE IN KANSAS CITY

A screening of the documentary “Uncommon Allies” by filmmaker Jon Brick, was followed by a talk-back panel on addressing violence in our community. The Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Focus Center

10.11.2018

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE?

A CONVERSATION WITH CAROL ANDERSON

In this moderated discussion about voter suppression, Professor Carol Anderson chronicled the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote. Park University

10.23.2018

THE GOOD FIGHT FOR RESOURCES

With limited resources, community advocacy organizations compete for available resources. This panel explored how organizations can cooperate without coopting each other’s missions. Unity Temple on the Plaza

11.01.2018

FAMILY DINNER:

HOW TO HANDLE CONFLICT AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE

A Members-only dinner event, attendees explored how to handle the conflict that occurs when friends and family discuss opposing views at the holiday table. Community of Christ Church

11.13.2018

THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POLICY

This program focused on the system of laws that disproportionately penalizes certain groups, particularly poor communities of color, and explored how we break the cycle and eliminate or lessen criminal penalties. Savior Pastoral Center 12.04.2018

COMMON GOOD: A MODEL FOR

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & RACIAL EQUITY

Panelists discussed ways to create a city-wide cooperative effort to address violence by focusing on empathy, engagement, and racial equity. Kauffman Foundation Conference Center


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02.28.2019 LIFELINES:

This discussion about teen suicide prevention examined contributing factors, warning signs and the impact on different populations. In addition, discussion included strategies for prevention and treatment. The panel was followed by a community resource fair. United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

PRE-K FOR ALL?

Do high-quality pre-k programs increase academic and economic success? This panel explored the benefits to students and their families of pre-k for all. Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center

PREVENTING TEEN SUICIDE

03.12.2019

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Just supurb! I will attend future events.

04.02.2019

THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY TO FOSTER

A panel of nationally recognized speakers discussed how strong higher education institutions help foster collaboration, creativity and civil conversations. Unity Temple on the Plaza

SUSPENDED!

This APS Student Initiative event organized by high schoolers from Truman and Van Horn High Schools explored racial disparities in school discipline. Truman High School

EVENING AT THE SQUARE WITH

This special fundraising event featured Andrew Gillum, recent Florida gubernatorial candidate and former mayor of Tallahassee. Gem Theater/American Jazz Museum

CIVIL DIALOGUE

04.04.2019 RACE AND DISCIPLINE AT SCHOOL

04.30.2019

ANDREW GILLUM


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05.09.2019 SPECIAL SCREENING:

“THE PURSUIT”

Attendees were treated to a special screening of "The Pursuit." University of Missouri Kansas City

BY ARTHUR BROOKS

09.20.2019 AUTHOR

KEN ILGUNAS DONNELLY SERIES

Author, Ken Ilgunas, shared his trek by foot across the 1,700-mile proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. Donnelly College

09.25.2019 THE IMPACT OF THE

#METOO MOVEMENT ON THE WORKPLACE

The #MeToo Movement has created both intended and unintended consequences for women in the workplace. This panel presented facts and stories for community discussion. Plexpod Westport Commons

10.24.2019

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: MAKING THE NUMBERS WORK

Often the numbers tell the story! This event explored the numbers and the economics that define the need for affordable housing in the Kansas City Metro. Old Mission United Methodist Church

DONNELLY SERIES

11.04.2019 MEDICAID:

EXPANSION VS. STATUS QUO – WHAT'S THE PRICE?

This Dinner at the Square event featured a discussion about the economics of Medicaid expansion. William Jewell College

11.20.2019 THE US PRESIDENCY:

HOW TO WIN IT AND HOW TO LOSE IT

During this special Members-only event, political strategist, Jeff Berman, shared insights on what it takes to win the presidency, and what it can mean to lose it. Country Club Plaza


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LEADERSHIP

I appreciate the efforts of APS; communication and talking (with civility) about divisive issues that may afflict the community is an

2018-2019 APS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Allan Katz, Chair Irvin Belzer Peggy Dunn Rebecca Hall Ward Katz Bill Kort Leo Morton Colleen McCain Nelson Ann Regnier Paul Russell Alicia Starr Joni Wickham

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the process.

APS STAFF Amb. Allan J. Katz Founder & CEO Claire Bishop Executive Director & COO Alana Muller Community Development Director Denesha Snell Program Manager Klassie Alcine President, KC Common Good Adam Erickson Program Coordinator Allison Koelzer Student Initiative Coordinator Mary Espinoza Office Manager

2018-2019 APS ADVISORY BOARD Bill Kort, Co-Chair Mike McShane, Co-Chair Mary Birch Monica Curls Denise Dowd, MD Tamara Falicov SuEllen Fried Rev. Dr. Wallace Hartsfield, II Jenny Isenberg Rebecca James Mary Jorgensen Ron Jones Allan Katz Sofia Khan Wim van Klinken Janet Mark Terry Matlack Martina McLarney Ramon Murguia Sally Murguia Daniel Rosenfield Sue Seidler Elizabeth Sites Cynthia Spaeth David Smith Marvin Szneler Ursula Terrasi Wayne Vaught David Westbrook Jerry White


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EVENT VOLUNTEERS GulSana Ahmad Matt Alexander Mohammad Azeem Sarah Baum Jeff Brick Fran Campbell Marquisha Campbell Caitlin Clark Nancy Cohn Patricia Cole Laura Combs Bill Craig Jody Craig Kyle Danner Maria Davis Selena Delao Laura Dominik Claudia Ellermann Elizabeth Fessler Carlen Fidler Eve Finley Ann Gianetto

John Hamilton Ramona Harry Phyllis Hartwig Caitlin Hendel Sue Hendon Bruce Holloway Tanya Honderick Jenny Isenberg Mayor Sly James Tracy Johnson Dena Klein Shakedra Knight Logan LockeBaba MaryMaxine Luber Kate MacEwen Tracie Mattivi Daniel Meeker Catherine Miller Katie Nelson Sue Seidler Nerman Nancy Oglesby Adriane Ohlde

William Payne Becky Pruett Morgan Rehberg Jennifer Reskin Marcus Rivas James Roberts Jessica Rodas Kim Schultz Brandon Smith Cynthia Spaeth Terry Sprick Alicia Starr SueAnn Strom Ursula Terrasi Howard Trilling Kathryn Tryon Gene Tryon Michaela Voss Joni Wickham Patricia Williams Arne Zislin Elaine Zislin

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Marti McLarney, Co-Chair Wim van Klinken, Co-Chair Deena Essa Jenny Isenberg Rebecca James Ron Jones Sofia Khan Dena Klein Bryan LeBeau Sharon Loftspring Janet Mark Jack Still

PROGRAM COMMITTEE Ward Katz, Chair Gary Armstrong Kimberly Beatty John Carney Debbie Chasteen Mara Katz Colbert M. Denise Dowd Alan Edelman Tamara Falicov Ashley Fick Jenny Garmon Rebecca James Shakedra Knight Michael McShane Ryan Noll Mandy Owen Mary Pflanz Ann Regnier Denesha Snell Jennifer Sykes

COMMITTEES DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Bill Kort, Co-Chair Sue Seidler Nerman, Co-Chair Rebecca Hall Bruce Holloway Jenny Isenberg Becky Pruett Paul Russell Cynthia Spaeth Alicia Starr Howard Trilling David Westbrook Jerry White Joni Wickham


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PRESENTING SPONSORS $50,000+

$10,000-$24,999

$25,000-$49,999

$5,000-$9,999

EVENING AT THE SQUARE GOLD SPONSORS ($5,000) Children’s Mercy Hospital ej4 Paul Russell Sue Seidler Nerman & Lewis Nerman Marny & John Sherman Cyprienne Simchowitz & Jerry White

SILVER SPONSORS ($2,500) Nancy Cohn & Allan Katz Creative Planning Kyle Danner Sandi & Ed Fried The Kansas City Star KCUR Office of Mayor Sly James Regina & Bill Kort Beryl Raff zTrip

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1,000) Sarah & Jonathan Baum Bert Berkley Mary & Tom Bloch Julie Walker Browne & Peter Browne Bonnie & Herb Buchbinder Carpenters Union Commerce Bank Sam Cullan & James Landrum Dentons LLP M. Denise Dowd, MD & Jill Burton Peggy & Terry Dunn SuEllen Fried Renée & Barry Grissom Rebecca Hall Rev. Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield, II Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Scott Helm Ellen & Irv Hockaday

Sharon & John Hoffman Husch Blackwell Jenny & John Isenberg Mary & Mark Jorgenson Safa Khan Howard Lubow Sue McCord-Belzer & Irv Belzer Marti & Pat McLarney Leo Morton Alana Muller & Marc Hammer Lee Norman Becky & Jim Pruett Fred & Jami Pryor Patty & Jerry Reece Ann & Bob Regnier Shook, Hardy & Bacon Ursula Terrasi UMKC MBA Program Joel Voran David Westbrook Karl Zobrist


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PROGRAM SPONSORS $50,000+

$5,000-$9,999

$25,000-$49,999

$2,500-$4,999

$10,000-$24,999

$1,000-$2,499

PAULRUSSELL & B E RY LRAFF

$500-$999

IN-KIND/COMMUNITY PARTNERS American Enterprise Institute Center for Practical Bioethics Central Exchange Community of Christ Church Johnson County Public Library KCUR 89.3 National Archives Kansas City

Old Mission United Methodist Church Park University Rainy Day Books The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas The Kansas City Star

Truman High School United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Van Horn High School


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AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE MEMBERS CORPORATE CIVILITY CHAMPIONS ($2,500) ej4 Shook, Hardy & Bacon Lead Bank Hallmark Cards

CORPORATE MOVEMENT LEADERS ($1,000) Ethos Medical Staffing DeBruce Foundation

CIVILITY CHAMPIONS ($2,500) Nancy Cohn and Amb. Allan Katz Hon. Peggy and Terry Dunn Sandi and Ed Fried Jennifer and John Isenberg Madeleine McDonough Sue Seidler Nerman and Lewis Nerman Paul Russell Marny and John Sherman Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White

MOVEMENT LEADERS ($1,000) Sue McCord-Belzer and Irvin Belzer Bert Berkley Mary and Thomas Bloch Julie Walker Browne and Peter Browne Sam Cullan and James Landrum Mary and Mark Jorgenson Howard Lubow Martina and Patrick McLarney Julie Nelson Meers Jeffrey Simon Alicia and Jim Starr

PATRONS ($500) Sarah and Jonathan Baum Rick Brehm Stevi and Jeff Brick M. Denise Dowd, M.D. and Jill Burton Ginny Epsten Renee and Barry Grissom Sue Hendon Myron Jacobson Michele and Harvey Kaplan Becky Loboda Margaret Lukken Cathy and Terry Matlack Janet and Phillip Miller Steve Miller Linda Moore Lynne O’Connell Ann and Bob Regnier Cynthia Spaeth Carol Thrane Barbara and John Yeast

PARTNERS ($250) Dan & Melanie Allmayer Judi Barkema Ivan Batlle Jennifer Bedell Carol and Lewis Berey Claire and Denton Bishop Starla Brennan Marla Brockman and John Goldberg Dan Carpenter Rita Cortes and Mary McLean Jill Coughlin Debra Cox Susan and Jan Creidenberg Joe Cummings Abby Edsall Crystal Ellis Michael Fields Jennifer Garmon Laura Greenbaum Carol and Tom Handley

Sandra and Gerald Handley Robert Hill Jerry Hobbs Joyce and Mark Hrinya Brandon Joiner Ellen Karp Stephanie and Kurt Kavanaugh Deborah Kitchin Dena Klein Begonia and Jason Klumb Rachel Krantz and Edward Goldstein Cynthia Laufer Mark Levin Beth and Michael Liss Gregg Lombardi Gail and Richard Lozoff Janet Mark and Mark Eisemann Vicky and Howard Mayer Jean and Tom McDonnell Karen and Michael McShane Nathan Milburn Jim Miller Lauren Miller Leo Morton Alana Muller and Marc Hammer Colleen McCain Nelson and Eric Nelson Antonia Pennisi Susan Porter Andrea Price Rachel Priest Rebecca and Jim Pruett Lischen Reeves Edward Ronan Theresa Schekirke Kristin Schultz Tommye Sexton Mandy and James Shoemaker Elisa Silverstein Betsey and Rick Solberg Sarah Starnes Sandra Stites Marvin Szneler


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Geraldine and Howard Trilling David Westbrook Frank Wewers Marie Woodbury Charles Wurth Jean Zeldin

I like the approach to understanding issues

FRIENDS ($75) Sami Aaron Micah Allen Jane Alley Kathie Allison Gary Armstrong Audrey Asher Yvonne Athorn-Telep Mohammad Azeem Logan Baba Locke Jordan Baehr Barbara Baer Andrea Baran Joyce Bartel Holly Battrum Ashley Beard-Fosnow Kimberly Beatty Sarah Beaulieu Kelly Berry Helen Betts Claire Bishop Philip Black John Blevins Sharon Blevins Mary Bloch Gwendolyn Blue Luke Bobo Donna Bodinson Sandy Bonar Robert Bond Seaton Bradford Denise Bratcher Maribeth Brennaman Ricky Brown Michael Burlingame Thomas Burns Maureen Cain Sara Campbell John Carney Pati Chasnoff Judith Choice Eileen Cohen Mara Colbert

Marcia Corbett Jaime Corral Brenna Crawford Katy Crow Todd Crow Laura Crowe Robert Curland Melba Curls Monica Curls Elizabeth Darr Sally Day Mary Ellen Decoursey Mary Dees Peter DeVeau Kirk Doan Adam Dolski Laura Dominik Neil Douthat Carol Ducak Peggy Dunn Rosemary Durkin Bill Eddy Alan Edelman Nancy Ehrlich Adam Erickson Mary Espinoza James Falls Art Federman Diane Federman Jeff Fendorf Susan Fershee Ashley Fick Marjorie Finley Susan Flury Jeannine Fox Meghan Freeman Rita Gaskill Hertenstein Jill Georges Esther Giffin Natalie Gilkison Donna Gould Cohen Debra Grayson Jacob Greenwald

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and a variety of insights. The attendees’ questions were also insightful.

Rebecca Hall Tammy Ham Susan Hammer Amy Hartsfield Linda Headrick Leslie Herman Colleen Hernandez Kelley Hesse Christa Hines Irvine Hockaday Sharon Hoffman Emily Hollembaek Tanya Honderick Ruth Hopkins Karen Hornig Bonnie House Thomas Howe Kathryn Jaderborg Rebecca James Sly James Martha Jane Atlas Arthur Jenny Ross Jensby Ann Johnson Brian Johnson Karen Johnson Michael Johnson Becky Johnston Robert Johnston Kim Jones Anita Kaiser Ethan Katz Joanne Katz Doug Kean Bob Kerr Eilene Kerschenbaum Sofia Khan Deedee King Janet Knudsen Carolyn Koesten Bill Kort Lynn Kowalski Steve Kunz


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Bryan LeBeau Chris LeBeau Eva Lee Waits Graciela Leininger Jean Livingston Point-Productions LLC Peter Loftspring Sharon Loftspring Gary Logan Jane Long Linda Lyon Mike Lyon Elizabeth Macleod Walls Esther Markus Barbara Marmor Carolyn Martin Dorothy McClendon Amelia McDaniel Laura McGee Lia McIntosh Rebecca McKee Jack McLaren Kate McNair Evan McNelcy-Pholes Bill Migneron Catherine Miller Virginia Miller Thomas Mills Susan Morgenthaler John Morris Marvin Motley Evan Myers Linda Neal Douglas Nelson Jonathan Nelson Boyd Nolen Lee Norman Donna Oberstein David Oliver Carroll O’Neal Sean Perkins Chris Peterson Mary Pflanz Kevin Pistilli Bonnie Postlethwaite Doug Price Margie Pryor Gayl Reinsch James Resch Margaret Reuter Mariana Reyes-Sanchez Randall Rhoads Jessica Rodas Krista Rogers Ella Rose

Rosanne Rosen Daniel Rosenfield Patrick Rush Carol Sader Reid Samuel Julie Sayers Bill Schlosberg Marjorie Schlosberg Pat Schroeder Paula Schwach Linda Seiner Jimmy Sevcik Natalie Sevcik Suzanne Shank Ruth Shapiro Steven Shapiro John Sharp Judith Sherry Robert Simon Aydan Smith Brandon Smith Carissa Sponagel Terry Sprick James Stacy Sally Stanton Susan Stanton John Stepp Phyllis Stevens Barbara Stillman Sophia Stipe Trevor Stone Dana Strueby Ellen Suni William Tammeus Anita Tebbe Oneta Templeton Sherry Templeton Donna Thalblum Claude Thau Barbara Thompson Jennifer Tidwell Vicki Jo Timm Richard Titterington Margaret Tretbar Maki True Kim Truong Gene Tryon Katey Tryon Terri S. Turner Wim van Klinken Jerry Ventors Linda Wade Georgia Walker Greg Walkup Dennis Walter

Mark Wasserstrom Curt Watkins Justin Watkins Richard Weast Vanessa Westmoreland James Whitaker Jan Wilson Sarah Wimberly Sheri Womack Maggie Wood Michael Wood Jonathan Worth Carolyn Zak Shibo Zhong

STUDENTS ($25) Sana Ahmad Matt Alexander Willard Austin Thurber Natasha Banks Bridget Barry Martin Birch Yareli Castor Ann Egan Deena Essa Linda Gust Ian Hammer Grant Jones Deborah Keating Nicole Klein Shakedra Knight Allison Koelzer Nia Lambert Chris Lee Nita Levy Ryan Meyer Leslie Mora Franklin Neff David Nicol Erin Oselu Caroline Seitz James Shackelford Elizabeth Sites James Stites Fran Stowe-Campbell Regan Tokos Abigail Walden Tyler Walker Shaw Rachel Walkup Michael Weaver Paul Wetzel


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BECOME A MEMBER WHY BECOME A MEMBER? While most of our events are free, putting them together is not! Gathering panelists, finding venues, and making sure the community knows about our upcoming programs takes time and resources. As a nonprofit, we rely on our Members to help create these events. Members get priority registration and access to Member-Only events throughout the year. Additionally, there are special benefits at each Membership level: STUDENT

FRIEND

$25

$75

• 1 Annual Membership

• 1 Annual Membership

PARTNER

PATRON

$250

$500

• 2 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing

• 2 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing • 1 Evening at the Square ticket

MOVEMENT LEADER

CIVILITY CHAMPION

$1,000

$2,500

• 2 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing • Special Reception Access • 2 Evening at the Square tickets

• 4 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing • Special Reception Access • 4 Evening at the Square tickets

CORPORATE MOVEMENT LEADER

CORPORATE CIVILITY CHAMPION

$1,000

$2,500

• 4 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing • Special Reception Access • Marketing Collateral as Available

• 8 Annual Memberships • Annual Report Listing • Special Reception Access • Marketing Collateral as Available

I really appreciated the civil tone and structure of

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the event. I am joining American Public Square.


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