2018 Rose Award Luncheon


2018 Rose Award Luncheon

May 8, 2018 at 11:30 am

Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center

6200 Martway, Mission, KS 66202

The Rose Award for Philanthropy and Community Leadership

Anita Gorman

The Community Award for Service within ASF

Maggie Rodgers and Don Sears


The annual Rose Award Luncheon is an opportunity to support the mission of the American Stroke Foundation as we recognize individuals for their philanthropy and community leadership.

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Anita Gorman will be presented the Rose Award for Philanthropy and Community Leadership. The Rose Award is given annually to celebrate the lives and contributions of the philanthropists in our midst. The people who give their time, passion and resources to organizations and causes dedicated to benefiting humanity. Anita Gorman exemplifies the spirit of this award. Her leadership efforts have championed causes for all ages in the Kansas City community. Her philanthropic efforts have made our community stronger particularly through her work in conservation education in Kansas City and the entire state of Missouri.

The Community Award for Service with the American Stroke Foundation will be presented to Don Sears and Maggie Rodgers. Don, a retired minister and longtime volunteer, has facilitated a weekly support group for stroke survivors since the early days of the foundation. His quick wit and compassion coupled with his ability to tell captivating stories, has enhanced the lives of hundreds of stroke survivors. Maggie, a music therapist, has been bringing the joy and therapeutic value of music to the American Stroke Foundation since its inception. A day with Maggie and her guitar is always a good day. Both individuals have been instrumental in advancing our mission through their volunteerism and dedication.

Previous Rose Award honorees: David Byrd, Lyde Doston, Robert Frazier, Don & Patty Kincaid, David Marshall, Joan McDowd, Dennis Moore, Ralph Pusey, Shirley Rose, Cynthia Ryan, and Dr. Marilyn Rymer