As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Northland Early Education Center 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 base and form lasting 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/or attended our first annual Hangar Party and our annual Pioneer Run. We are extremely grateful for and humbled by their benevolent support in 2017. Thanks to the charitable spirit of our donors, NEEC is able to further its mission of providing quality, fully-inclusive early education and therapy services for children who have special needs and typical needs, in order for them to reach their full potential.

2017 Donations (Foundations, Corporations, Service Groups & Individuals)

$15,000 – $25,000

Kenneth & Roswitha Schaffer

United Way of Greater Kansas City

Northland Community Foundation


$14,999 – $10,000

Irven E. and Nevada P. Linscomb Foundation


$9,999 – $5,000

Nordstrom, Inc

Capitol Federal

North Kansas City Hospital


$4,999 – $1,000

Variety KC

ARC of Clay & Platte Counties

Harry C. Arnote Foundation

Alex & Gabe Donor Advisory Fund

Pelofsky & Associates, Inc.

Jeff & Michelle Marriott

Chris & Halley Hawkins

Insco Industries, Inc.

ECCO Select

Employer Advantage


Scott & Bernadette Ashcraft

Charlie & Brenda Carpenter

Kelly Law Office, PC

Paradigm Direct

$999 – $500

David & Mary Sallee

Soroptimist Club of Liberty

Bob & Jodi Capps

Curry Real Estate Services

Electronic Technology, Inc.

Jeff & Teresa Provost

Jack & Joyce Schrimsher

Jeni Schrimsher

Mike & CC Christopher

David & Lesa Feese

Craig Kuckelman

$499 – $100

David Seifers

Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

Network for Good

Mac’s Sportwear

Gary & Linda Clevenger

Lindsay J. C. Lack

Tom & Shelly Gifford

Little Angels


Charity Steak-Off – Snake Saturday

Janet Grosko

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative

Gaye M. Stevick

Cynthia P. Ellis Trustee

Carl Puritz Insurance Group, LLC

Veterinary Center of Liberty

Generator Studios

Michael Pirotte

Frank & Donna Albani

Fred & Jill Embry

Richard B. Gaik D.D.S.

Mark & Carolyn Lacy

Gary Carter, M.D.

Thad & Jill Bartlett


$99 – Under
United Methodist Women

Beth Lyons

Jennifer Horn-Gibble

Sarah & Andrew Knepper

Courtney A. McCrary

Petra Reed

Christopher & Bobbie Seagrove-Lang

Amazon Smiles

Maria Zuber

Cristan & Andrew Lasche

Joy & James Walton

Kelly & Jenny Brandt

Brenda Broderick

Tom & Marcia Capps

Ferguson Properties

Premlall@ Vicki Gukhool

Ann Holwick

Alex David

Joe Sheble

Laura Defarkus

Kim & Kelly Lambert

Taylor & Zachary Spain

Matt & Nicole Stimac

Robert & Courtney Girard

Rob & Lisa Johnson

Zach & Amanda Hall

Nick & Kris Redinius

Rick & Judith Morley


2017 Capital Campaign Contributors

William T. Kemper Foundation

The Sunderland Foundation

Sherman Family Foundation

North Kansas City Hospital Chip in for Charity

Mary Beth Sotos

Michael Merriman

Oppenstein Brothers Foundation

Royals Charities

Kenneth & Roswitha Schaffer

Shirley Pryor

Charlie & Brenda Carpenter

Scott & Bernie Ashcraft

John Stockinger

David Bywater

Anita C. Siler

Northland Early Education Center Therapy Department

Donna Edwards

Kelly & Jenny Brandt

Carol Barnett

Tyler Wise

Mike & CC Christopher

David & Lesa Feese

Jeff & Michelle Marriott

Pelofsky & Associates, Inc.

Thad & Jill Bartlett

Matt & Kellie Hurd

Michael & Lynne Lazarus

Nancy Adams

Tom & Barb Chastain

Mary Kate & Ian Demers

Doug Bleam

Kelly White

Collete & Jon Gomel

Lisa & Eric Grampp

Brian & Jackie Klippenstein

Scott & Katie Mauritzson

Matt & Nikki McClure

Paula & Don Morrow

Bruce Scott

Melissa Chandler

Jim & Diana Stewart

Mark & Ginny Stimac

Roger & Connie Stucki

Melissa & Joey White

Susan Woehrman

Bob & Barb Bloch

Mark Anderson & Denise Wheeler

Nick & Malinda Elbert

Tom & Shelly Gifford

Janet Kenny

Ken Lyons

John & Beth O’Bryan

Craig & Ann Riggs

Dan & Erika Sedlack

Danny Shead

Tracy & David Foster

Jeff & Traci Tyler

Matt & Beth Lyons

Marilyn Barth

Bruce & Lorna Murphy

Denys & Jill Ashby

Walter & Ginger Bryant

Brian & Shannon Crim

Greg & Martha Crowlery

Dobbe & Mary Alice Dobberstine

Peggy Schmitt

Kim & Kelly Lambert

Taylor & Zachary Spain

Matt & Nicole Stimac

Robert & Courtney Girard

Laura Defarkus

Kelly Law Office, PC

Paradigm Direct

Rick & Judith Morley

Zach & Amanda Hall

Janet Hampton

Craig & Sarah Hamburg

Rob & Lisa Johnson

Nick & Kris Redinius

Steve & Cheryl Woodson


In-Kind Contributions

9 Rounds in Liberty


ATD Flight Systems, LLC

Barry Pointe Family Care

Belvoir Winery

BMO Private Bank

Brant’s Clothing

Bread & Butter Concepts

Bristol Seafood Grill

Casey’s General Stores

Chelsie Dillion

Christopher Lawn & Landscape

Crown Center

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

Cruise Holidays & Comfort Tours and Travel

Cycle City

Dentistry for Children

Emerald City Gym

Eric & Lisa Grampp

Garozzo’s Ristorante Kansas City

Ginger Sue’s

Glow Imagery

Grand Country Music Hall

Harriman-Jewell Series

Hilton Omaha


Hotel Grand Victorian

Hotel Phillips



Hughes Brothers Theatre

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Surgical Arts

Kansas City Zoo

Keen Wealth Advisors

Kellan Restaurant Management Corp.

Kona Grill

L’École Culinaire in Kansas City


Matt & Kellie Hurd

Maysy’s Nail & Spa

McKeever’s Price Chopper

Meierotto Jewelers

Michelle Clark

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Morning Day Cafe

Motley Cakes

Moyes Eye Center

Musical Theater Heritage

Nick and Jake’s

Nickel & Suede

Noonday Collection

Northland Early Education Center Board of Directors

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Panera Bread

Paradigm Direct

Premium Waters, Inc.

Presleys’ Country Jubilee


Rio Salon

Rock & Run Brewery & Pub

Room 39

Room by Room Painting

Serenity on the Square

Shoal Creek Golf Club

Silver Dollar City

Silver Trident Winery

Sorella’s Deli

Stags’ Leap Winery



The Coterie Theatre

The Kansas City Improv

The Kelly Gardens

The National WWI Museum and Memorial

The Track Family Fun Parks

The Westin Crown Center

Tiffany Greens Golf Club

Turn Key Realty, LLC, Empowered by Paradigm.

Union Station

Veterinary Center of Liberty

Webb Painting

Wicklund CarStar

Wines by Jennifer