Stand Up, Speak Out 2018

The MainStream Education Foundation invites you to attend our annual Stand Up, Speak Out dinner, celebrating MainStream's 25th Anniversary on October 21, 2018.

MainStream's 25th Anniversary

Few people expected the small group founded by six dedicated individuals in 1993 to still be around a quarter century later, but few also expected there would still be a need. Yet we find ourselves today, still working to educate and inform, to get voters engaged to advocate for their families, their schools, and their communities.

Keynote

Van JonesWe are excited to announce that this year’s keynote will be delivered by Van Jones, author, political contributor to CNN, former White House advisor, and one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World." His remarks will underscore those shared in his book “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart - How We Come Together.” MainStream will be providing each guest with a copy of this 2018 best seller.

Sponsors

Resolute Defenders: Donna Gould Cohen

Resolute Advocates: Sen. Barbara and Dr. Rene Bollier • Jean Hiersteiner • Dr. Joy Koesten • Rabbi Mark Levin and Kacey Childs Levin • Eleanor Lowe • Cathy and Terry Matlack • Janis McMillen • Jill and Jim Quigley • Rep. Melissa Rooker and Phillip Brown • Marla and Gideon Stein

Patrons: ACLU of Kansas • Karole Bradford and Evan Zarchan • Stevi and Jeff Brick • Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Nancy Lusk • Education First Shawnee Mission • Jean K. Francisco • Game on for Kansas Schools • Renee and Barry Grissom • Joelsette Hernandez-Jones • Rep. Cindy Holscher and Rep. Patty Markley • Mandi and Brandon Hunter • Kansas Action for Children • Sally Levitt • Lois Orth-Lopes and Steve Lopes • Lesa Patterson-Kinsey and Sue Walton • Brenda and Joel Pelofsky • Norman Scott • Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd, Foundation • Sheryl and Doug Spalding • Dennis Sweeny • Donna and Dr. Harvey Thalblum • Lois and George Tormohlen • Donna and Dallas Ziegenhorn

Table Hosts: Dr. DeeAnn and Reverend Rick Behrens • Sharon and Jim Borthwick • Nancy Brown • Irene Caudillo and David Smith • Liz and Pat Daniels • Mary Estrada and Jim Terrones • Tamara Falicov • Brandi Fisher and Greg Raymond • Susan and Mike Fitzgerald • Paffi and Enda Flood • Joy Ginsburg, Neil Robertson, Jane and Joe Martin • Becky Gunn • Donna and Ward Katz • Karen Loggia and David Spizman • Carol Marinovich • Heather Mayfield and Lesa Patterson-Kinsey • Cindy and Larry Meeker • Liz Meitl and Ryan Lickteig • Kathy and Bill Musgrave • Phyllis and Shel Roufa • Erika Saleski and Todd Lieberman • Laura Scott and Ed Peterson • Carol and Hal Sader • Roeland Park City Council Members, Michael Poppa and Erin Thompson • Lisa Veglahn


Partner

Over the past twenty-five years, we have done this work alongside some of the most inspiring people in Kansas. For the last eighteen years, we have given out the Robert H. Meneilly Award to recognize some of them, their dedication to the rights of every individual, their courage in the face of adversity, their willingness to work within the political system to make change happen.

But as we look to the next twenty-five years, we believe our mission is best served by recognizing the incredible work being done by all the activists, all the voters, and all the legislators serving their constituents. This is exemplified by the MainStream Education Foundation’s Voter to Voter project, leveraging the power of personal relationships to up-end traditional get out the vote efforts and drive a new foundation for voter engagement. Because change comes from every vote. Every voter. Every advocate and volunteer. Every legislator and protester. Every one of you.

Won’t you join us as we honor the last twenty-five years, and celebrate the next part of our journey?

Please join us in celebrating our past, and our future.

5 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm Dinner and Program

WHEN
October 21, 2018 at 5pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Lesa Patterson-Kinsey · · (913) 649-3326

Will you come?

$10,000.00 Resolute Champion
Ten tickets with premiere seating; prominent listing on invitation, program, slide presentation, and website; four invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18; VIP reception during cocktail hour with Van Jones.

$5,000.00 Resolute Defender
Ten tickets with special seating; listing on invitation, program, slide presentation, and website; four invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18; VIP reception during cocktail hour with Van Jones.

$2,500.00 Resolute Advocate
Ten tickets with special seating; listing on invitation, program, slide presentation, and website; two invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18; VIP reception during cocktail hour with Van Jones.

$1,500.00 Patron
Ten tickets to the dinner; listing on invitation, program, slide presentation, and website; two invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18.

$500.00 Supporter
Two tickets to the dinner; two invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18.

$150.00 Individual Seat
A seat at the dinner.

$150.00 Table Host
You will host a table of ten and ask friends to join you. Purchase as many of those ten tickets as you like; listing on invitation, program, and website; two invitations to the Patron Party on Oct 18.

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