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Camp BLOOM - Benefitting the Kansas City CARE Clinic
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Leadership

Redefining Volunteerism
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Stacey Lukas

Co-Chair

Stacey has been involved with BLOOM since it began. A self-proclaimed “Jacqueline of all Trades,” she spends her non-BLOOM time editing, resume writing, and tutoring. She is a professional sommelier and executes several wine events each year. Her father, Harry Lukas, has been a long-standing supporter of BLOOM through liquor donations from his company, Lukas Liquors. A single mom of a vivacious five-year-old, Stacey feels blessed to be able to afford healthcare but recognizes how, under different circumstances, her need for a place like the Kansas City CARE Clinic could exist. Understanding that, makes supporting BLOOM meaningful to her. There is no better way, in her opinion, to affect change in healthcare in KC, then to support the Clinic. On a lighter note, regarding her BLOOM history, she says, “I have had two BLOOMS on my birthday (which I share with my late friend, Mark Dreiling), been pregnant at BLOOM, and been dumped at BLOOM. If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is!” Read More

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Bernard Shondell

Co-Chair

By day, Bernard is the Business Operations Manager for Hallmark's Union Hill Photography Studio. By night, he is a hobby baker. As a single parent of young kids, it was challenging to find the time to volunteer after work hours, but baking allowed Bernard to be philanthropic. Since the first BLOOM party, he’s baked and donated over 1,000 dozen themed cookies for BLOOM. Why BLOOM? He is a champion of providing care for the underserved in the community, and greatly admires those who volunteer at the Kansas City CARE Clinic. About BLOOM, Bernard says “While BLOOM is a lot of work - the volunteer committee is awesome and talented, and the development support from the Clinic is unparalleled. I am so proud to be part of one of the premier events in Kansas City!” Read More

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Katie Campbell

Co-Chair

Katie Campbell has had the pleasure over the last 6 years to be involved with BLOOM. While everyone knows that the party itself is a not-to-be missed event every year in Kansas City, the thing that is the most amazing about it is what the monies raised does to support the needs of the KC CARE Clinic and Kansas Citians. Katie is the associate principal at Monticello Trails Middle School in Shawnee, Kansas. She and her husband, Jared, live downtown with their two dogs, Lucca and Lucy. In her free time, she loves volunteering for Hello Art, eating and shopping local, spending time with friends, and binging on Netflix Original Series. Read More

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Chadwick Brooks

Co-Chair

Chadwick is proud to join the BLOOM 2015 leadership team! He officially joined the committee leading the Experience subcommittee with BLOOM SpeaksEasy, but has supported the event from first blossom. His favorite part of BLOOM is connecting an amazing event with an incredible cause. Chadwick has deep roots in the community and has co-chaired many events large and small including Truman Medical Center's Fashion for a Cause. He is past editor of KC Magazine and Kansas City Home Design. Currently he sits on the board of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City and is co-founder of the Millennial League. He is owner of Chadwick Brooks Design and Creative Production, co-producer of Late Night Theatre, and a self-proclaimed “Creative Hustler.” When asked what to expect for BLOOM 2015, “Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a wild BLOOM!” Read More

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Zim Loy

Honorary Chair

Zim Loy has been the Editorial Director of Grand Communications at the Kansas City Star for 10 years now, in charge of Kansas City SPACES and KC Weddings. As founding editor of SPACES, she’s enjoyed creating every issue of a magazine that's near and dear to her heart. Before that, Zim was the founding editor of Kansas City Home Design and held that position for eight years, also serving as editor of Kansas City magazine for five of those years. And before THAT, that was a whole other life as an art director and an advertising director! Not bad for an Iowa farm girl. Read More

BLOOM Party Committee
  • Abby Albers
  • Doug Albers
  • Chad Alexander
  • Jonathan Bowyer
  • Chadwick Brooks
  • Doug Brown
  • Katie Campbell
  • Alex Espy
  • Gary Fabro
  • Nick Hasenkamp
  • Shelby Herrick
  • Travis Joyal
  • Scott Kaiser
  • Damian Lair
  • Suzanne Limpic
  • Stacey Lukas
  • Sean McCully
  • Ron MeGee
  • Tom Nagel
  • Lee Page
  • Lauren Reece
  • Kiran Ross
  • Elliott Scott
  • Bernard Shondell
  • James Smith
  • Landon Vonderschmidt
  • Kayle Zieber
Kansas City Care Clinic Board of Directors
  • Sheridan Y. Wood
    President & CEO
  • Kirk Isenhour
    V.P. of Marketing and Development

  • Christopher Beal
  • Eric Beker
  • Alfred D. Biggs Jr., MD
  • Jonathan K. Bowyer
  • Kelly C. Cole
  • Rita M. Cortés
  • Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt
  • Kelley Funk
  • Ryan Holmes
  • Camille Y. Honesty, MD
  • Kurt Knapstein
  • Kate B. McKinney
  • Tammi Morgan
  • Meggan Newland, MD
  • Gazala Parvin, M.D.
  • Tom Peddicord, Pharm D
  • José R. Rodriguez, DDS
  • Doris Rogers
  • Bernard Shondell
  • S. Sloane Simmons
  • Cindy L. Thornton
Every year we look forward to BLOOM! We never miss a year because it is guaranteed to be a unique venue with amazing entertainment and an unbelievably energetic crowd. And most importantly, the night raises much needed funds for the Kansas City CARE Clinic!
Kelley Funk
BLOOM Party Patron
We are proud to support health access initiatives so organizations like the Kansas City CARE Clinic can continue their important work to drive better health and wellness outcomes in our community.
Macaela Stephenson
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
SPACES and Ink have been longtime supporters of the BLOOM Party and the Kansas City CARE Clinic because BLOOM is one of the most unique, FUN ways to give back to the community!
Zim Loy
Editorial Director
SPACES & KC Weddings

Sponsors

The Companies, Organizations and People That Make BLOOM Possible
Pioneer Sponsors ($20,000)
  • Albers Sepcialty Pharmacy
  • Spaces
  • Global Prairie
  • Lukas Liquors
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
Wilderness Expert Sponsors ($15,000)
  • HCA Midwest
  • Walgreens
Explorer Sponsors ($10,000)
  • Bread and Butter Concepts
  • Creative Printing
  • Digital Design
  • KC 102.1
  • KCUMB
  • Polsinelli
Beneficiary

The Kansas City CARE Clinic is a private 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned citizens from all walks of life in Kansas City.

The mission of the Clinic is to promote health and wellness by providing quality services to those without access to basic care. As the face of healthcare continues to change so, too, will the Clinic continue to adapt as it has for over 40 years.

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