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.

2018 Donations (Foundations, Corporations, Service Groups & Individuals)

Capital Campaign Contributors


Hall Family Foundation

J.E. & L.E.. Mabee Foundation


Sunderland foundation


William T. Kemper foundation


H&R block foundation

Sherman family foundation

Operations Contributors

$20,000 – $25,000

Ken & Roswitha Schaffer

$10,000 – $15,000

Hall Family Foundation

Irven E. & Nevada P. Linscomb  Foundation

Louetta M. Cowden foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

J.E. Dunn Construction

Nonprofit Connect

Oppenstein Brothers Foundation

R.A. Long Foundation

$1,000 – $4,999

Capitol Federal

Insco Industries, Inc.

Jeff & Michelle Marriott

Keen Wealth Advisors

Kelly Law Office, P.C.

Lou Rockford Catering

National Marketing Resources

North Kansas City Hospital

$500 – $999

Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC


Denys & Jill Ashby

Electronic Technology, Inc.

Frank & Sondra Friedman

Generator Studio

Jack & Joyce Schrimsher

Jeff & Teresa Provost


Mike & CC Christopher

Pelofsky & Associates, inc.

Steve Shead

Thad & Jill bartlett

Trent & Janet Hampton

Wells Fargo

$100 – $499

Bank Liberty

Chris & Synthia Larson

Chris & Traci Garner

Dobbe & Mary Alice Dobberstine

Faubion United Methodist Women

Foto’s Office Systems

Frank & Donna Albani

Joshua & April Roybal

Julie Heckman

Kelly & Kim Lambert

Lisa Hurley

Mac Sportswear

Melissa White

Nate & Andrea Mckown

Network for Good

Pediatric Smiles Dentistry

Premlall Gukhool

Randall & Gina Snearly

Regina Plute

Roger & Connie Stucki

Shannon Crim

Summit Heating & Cooling

Tamara Tritico

The Connett Family

The Eitel Family

The Hurley Family

The Jamis Family

The Lehman Family

The McSparin Family

The Minter Family

The Reed Family

The Schmidt Family

Theresa Slusser

$99 – under

Amanda Woldruff

April Listhartke

Ariel Foley

Barbara Gulick

Beth Correll

Bethany Barnes

Bob Burns

Brad Padgett

Brandon Walker

Carolina Perry

Caroline Stevens

Cassie Lara

Chris Smith

Christa McLaughlin

Clara & Jenifer Wilson

Clayton Jones

Courtney & Will Mayle

Curtis Moore

Dana Thomas

David & Susan Bryan

Debbie Mullikin

Drew & Jennifer Mann

Evan Burchstead

Gail Townsend

Genny & Keith Cox

Hinano Gray

Isaac Mishler

Jami Skinner

Jennifer Fulton

Jennifer Phanton

Joe McCarthy

John Zion

Josh Graham

Julie Morris

Karen Noble

Kim Kelsey

Lauren & Meredith Dickinson

Lisa Firsick

Liz Williams

Liza Galindo

Mallery Zion

Maria Medellin

Meghan Godsy

Melissa Etzenhouser

Morgan Arbelo

Nancy Mueller

Natina Racanelli

Neal Rogers

Nichole Watson

Nolan Johnson

Peggy Francis

Rachel Fessenden

Sara Wood

Sean Cunniff

Scott & Shannon Graham

Stephanie Nicoll

Tehani Walton

In-Kind Contributors

54th Street Grill & Bar

9Round Fitness & Kickboxing


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


Annedore’s Fine Chocolates

Antioch printing

ATD Flight Systems, Inc.

Baldknobbers, Branson’s Famous Theatre

Barry Pointe Family Care

Ben Aken

Black Silo Winery

Brant’s Clothing

Bread & Butter Concepts

BRGR Kitchen + Bar

Bristol Seafood Grill

Casey’s General Store

Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum

Chelise Dillion

Christopher’s Lawn & Landscape


Crown Center

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Cruise Holidays, comfort Tours &Travel

Design in the City

Designs by Erika

Discovery Center of Springfield

FAST Tech Training Solutions

Fresh Paint, New Look


Gauthier Chiropractic

Good Earth Floral Design Studio

Gram & Dun

Grand Country Music Hall

Hilton Omaha

Home Depot

Hotel Grand Victorian

Hotel Phillips


Houndstooth Store

Ignite Wood Fire Grill

Insco Industries, Inc.

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

Jeff & Michelle Marriott

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Kansas City Transportation Group

Kansas City Zoo

KC Flo

Kona Grill

Laura Alexandra

Lindas Orginial Hairworks Salon Inc.

Lindsay Lack Photography

Main Event

Matt & Kellie Hurd

Men’s Warehouse

Motley Cakes

Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center

National WWI Museum

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oceania Cruises

Portraits by Christopher

Presleys’ Country Jubilee

Pro Athlete, Inc.’s Chef, Nathan Decaro

Red X

Rio Salon

Rock & Run Brewery and Pub


Salon 152

Shoal Creek Golf Club

Silver Dollar City

Silver Trident Winery

Sporting KC

Stags’ Leap Winery

Stock Hill

Taco Republic

The Big Biscuit

The Coterie Theatre

The Oliver

The Track Family Fun Parks

Turn Key Realty, LLC, Empowered by Paradigm

Union Station

Urban Table

Voyages by Jeni

We Rock the Spectrum

Weston Tobacco

White Carpet Bride

Whiteside Jewelry