As a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, NEEC must rely on the generosity of community members, foundations and corporations for nearly 20 percent of its annual budget. Forty percent of NEEC’s operating income is derived from parent paid tuition and the other 40 percent comes from fees for services through contracts it has with the Missouri First Steps program, Clay County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, Platte County Board of Services and other local and state governmental entities. Each year NEEC strives to diversify its funding pool and form relationships with new community members and donors. Our goal is not necessarily to receive funding from every new person we meet; we simply want to convey the message of how important quality, fully–inclusive early education and intervention services are for all young children.

The Board of Directors, children, families and staff of NEEC would like to thank the following corporations, foundations and individuals, as well as the businesses and individuals who provided items or services for, and attended our annual Pioneer Run and 13th annual Diamond K Ranch Party and Auction. We are grateful for their benevolent support in 2014. Thanks to the charitable spirit of our donors, NEEC is able to further our vision of shaping the future of children through quality early education and therapeutic intervention while teaching compassion for diversity.






Foundations, Corporations, Service Groups & Individuals:

$15,000 – $25,000

Kenneth & Roswitha Schaffer


$14,999 – $10,000

Irven E. and NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation


$9,999 – $5,000

Nordstrom, Inc.

PNC Foundation

The Harvest Ball Society


$4,999 – $1,000

National Marketing Resources

Dave & Chris Crockett

North Kansas City Hospital

Kohl’s Cares

Steve & Kim Thorne

The Lewis Family/

Insco Industries, Inc.

Pelofsky & Associates, Inc.

Capitol Federal Foundation


C&C Group

Harry Arnote Charitable Foundation

The Arc of Clay & Platte Counties, Inc.

Cobalt Astra Group

Mark & Lorry Kelly

Patricia Hopkins Foundation

Jeff & Michelle Marriott


$999 – $500

Soroptimist International of Liberty Missouri

David & Mary Sallee

Kansas City Southern

Zeta Eta Nu Sorority

Lou Rockford’s Catering

Dobbe & Mary Alice Dobberstine

Deloitte, Inc.

Craig & Mickie Kuckelman


$499 – $100

Heartland Health / Mosaic Life Care

Kelly & Pittman PC

Mark & Carolyn Macy

Anthony & Suzie Grafton

Donald & Carol Lazar


First Missouri Bank

Ifft & Co. PA

Jeffrey & Teresa Provost

John & Beth O’Bryan

Kearney Trust Company

Macs Sportswear

Mike & Cindy Christopher

Piyush Sampat

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative

Soroptimist International of Liberty, Missouri


Pur-O-Zone, Inc.

The Running Well Store

Special Needs Planning Center

Door to Door Organics, Inc.

Baker Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Duane & Ruth Kepler

Dan & Diane Kepler

Betty Clevenger

Gary & Linda Clevenger

Bob & Jodi Capps

Jeff & Tammy Butler

DST, Systems

Jeni Schrimsher

Tom & Jane Brown

Charlie Carpenter

January Carter

Tom Proebstle

Denys & Jill Ashby

Thad & Jill Bartlett

United Methodist Women Faubion – United Methodist Church


$99 – Under

Walmart Foundation

Kent & Kathy Froman

Sharon Boehm


In-Kind Contributions

(KRM, Inc) 54th Street Grill & Bar

9Round Fitness & Kickboxing in Kearney

9Round Fitness & Kickboxing in Liberty


Al’s Bar and Grill

Andy Williams Moon River Theatre

Antioch Printing

Baldknobbers Jamboree Music Show

Barry Pointe Family Care

Belvoir Winery

Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex

Brant’s Clothing

BRGR Kitchen+Bar

Bristol Seafood Grill

Bruce & Lorna Murphy

Buffalo Wild Wings

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Casey’s General Store

Christian Brothers Automotive

Christopher’s Landscaping

Classy Chocolate

Clay Cooper Theatre

Cobalt Astra

Community American Credit Union

Complete Nutrition in Zona Rosa

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Liberty

Coterie Theatre

Country Club Plaza

Crown Center

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown Hotel

CW Boutique

Cycle City Bike and Running Company

David & Mary Sallee

Dentistry for Children

Discovery Center of Springfield

Door-to-Door Organics

Dr. Dohrmann Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Dr. Robert G. Marx

Eclektica Salon

Eric & Lisa Grampp

Eureka Springs’ Landmark Hotels

Fun-Run in Liberty

Ginger Sue’s

Glow Imagery

Gram & Dun on the Plaza

Grand Country Music Hall

Gymboree Play & Music of Zona Rosa

Hair Lines

Hilton Omaha

Hilton President Kansas City Hotel

Historic Owens Theatre


Hotel Grand Victorian


Hughes Brothers Theatre

Ideal Image of Zona Rosa

Improv KC

InBliss Yoga

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

Jill A. Bartlett

Joe’s Crab Shack

Jos. A. Bank

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Surgical Arts

Kansas City Theater League

Kansas City Transportation Group, KC Gangster


Kansas City Zoo

Kona Grill

L & L Distributing

La Tienda Chiquita


Mary Kay Basket

Massage Envy Spa

Maysy’s Nail & Spa

McKeever’s Price Chopper

Meierotto’s Midwest Jewelry

Minsky’s Pizza

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Morning Day

Motley Cakes

Nate & Andrea McKown

National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial

NEEC Board of Directors

NEEC’s Blue Room

NEEC’s Brown Room

NEEC’s Gold Room

NEEC’s Green Room

NEEC’s Orange Room

NEEC’s Pink Room

NEEC’s Purple Room

NEEC’s Red Room

NEEC’s Yellow Room

Nick & Jake’s

Nigro Law Firm, Elizabeth Hurley, Attorney at Law

Olive Garden

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Panera Bread

Paradise Park

Parkville Coffeehouse

Parkville Mini Golf

Parkville Title Boxing Club

Paul Mesner Puppets

Pete & Macs

PF Chang’s China Bistro

Pickled Curiosities Photography

Polished Edge

Powell Gardens

Premium Waters, Inc.

Presleys’ Country Jubilee

Quotations – A Fashion Statement

Rancho Grande Cantina

Red X

Rio Salon & Spa

Rock and Run Brewery

Room 39


Salt & Light Photography

Sam’s Club

Sarah-Anne Photography

Seasons 52

Serenity on the Square in Liberty

Shoal Creek Dental Care

Shoal Creek Golf Club

Shutterfly Package

Silver Dollar City

Six Flags

Skin Tech Day Spa


Sports Authority


Steve & Kim Thorne

Stone Canyon


Terri Teghtmeyer

The Beer Kitchen

The Home Depot

The Kick Theater

The Lewis Family

The McCoys Public House

The Midland by AMC

The Running Well Store

The Track Family Fun Parks

Tiffany Greens Golf Club

Tivol Jewelers

Tokyo Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Tom & Shelly Gifford

Union Station – Kansas City

Veterinary Center of Liberty

Welcome Mat Training Center

Whiteside Jewelry

Wicklund CarStar

Wines by Jennifer

XO Nail

Zona Rosa

Capital Campaign Contributions

Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation

Ashby Family

Briarcliff Business Partner Alliance

Butler Family

Craig & Heather Roeder Family Fund

Echo Fund

Gardner Family

Hall Family Foundation

Jeff & Brea Connett

Jeff & Michelle Marriott

Kenneth & Roswitha Schaffer

McGinness-Wood Family

Stephanie Wiley and Jamie Fry

Thad & Jill Bartlett

Victor E. Speas Foundation