Valerie Jennings, CEO of JSMM, Attends City Union Mission Patrons’ Party at Armacost Museum to Honor the Women Who Have Changed the Heart of the City

On April 14, 2015, Valerie Jennings, CEO of Jennings Social Media & MarTech, attended the City Union Mission Patrons’ Party at the Kansas City Armacost Museum. This exclusive party for sponsors was dedicated to the 8th Annual Women Who Have Changed the Heart of the City luncheon, which honors three women who have committed their lives to making our community a better place to live for everyone. City Union Mission is the 12th largest homeless shelter in the United States and is also a JSMM client.


Valerie Jennings, CEO Of JSMM & VBM, with Zach Allen, Regional VP of Chosen Payments

The 50s sock hop theme for the party was perfect for the Armacost Museum, an antique car destination in Grandview, which houses cars from the turn of the century onward. Professional and candid photos were taken throughout the event with the cars and green screens to capture the essence of the theme. Here are a few.




The Women Who Have Changed the Heart of the City luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel to celebrate and honor women who have made a lasting mark on Kansas City and changed its future for the betterment of others. Valerie also attended this luncheon to support this year’s honorees – Barbara Friedmann, Hilda Fuentes and Mary Kay McPhee. Congratulations to all three wonderful women and a big thank you to Elizabeth Alex, who emceed the event.

About the Honorees:
Barbara Friedmann is the founder of the Coalition for Community Collaboration/Community Together which brings together diverse groups to unify 450 organizations, institutions and businesses to serve the disenfranchised and poor.

Hilda Fuentes is the CEO of the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center where she played a key role in the construction of a $25.1 million facility. The new facility provides quality medical, dental and behavioral services to a culturally diverse and uninsured patient population.

Mary Kay McPhee is a founding member of the Central Exchange and is recognized as one of Kansas City’s most dedicated volunteer leaders. She builds grassroots support for numerous organizations throughout the metro area thanks to her innate understanding of the issues facing women and minorities. This understanding helped her raise more than $5.6 million for UMKC.

The event raised more than $800,000. City Union Mission holds a different awareness luncheon every third Friday of each month.