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Ryana Parks-Shaw is raising money for Prom With A Purposeā„¢

Fundraising Amount=$10,437.16 ; Goal=$5,000.00
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About KC Shepherd's Center

We are a greater Kansas City nonprofit serving older adults, celebrating their contributions to the community and providing support and companionship to increase social activity, reduce food insecurity and build lasting relationships.


About Ryana:

I represent the 5th City Council District of Kansas City. I began serving my first term in August 2019. I have lived in the 5th district with my family for over 22 years.

I was appointed to the Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee, and the Special Committee on Housing Policy. I also serve as the Vice Chair of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission, Co-Chair of the Health Commission, and Chair of the Mayor’s Houseless Task Force. I also serve as a member of the Kansas City Zoo, the Starlight, and the KC Shepherd’s Center’s Board of Directors.

I am a long-time healthcare executive with a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University and a Master of Science degree from Southwest Baptist University. I am an alumnus of Ruskin High School in the Hickman Mills School District. I am motivated by my membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and have a deep passion for community service and improving access to healthcare and healthy lifestyles. I have been a member of St. James United Methodist Church for over 35 years.

I am a caring parent, a successful small business owner, and an experienced leader. Being nominated as a member of the junior court is an honor because I have an opportunity to help raise funds and make a difference in the lives of older adults in Kansas City. 

Donors and Comments

Anonymous  pledged to give $2,000.00 9/19/2023
Anonymous  9/19/2023
Swope Health  pledged to give  9/18/2023
Drea Nicole Micah's Boutique  pledged to give $802.16 9/14/2023
"Go Ryana!"
Anonymous  pledged to give $2,000.00 9/14/2023
Gerald Grimaldi  pledged to give $1,000.00 8/31/2023
"Happy to support you, Mayor Pro Tem!!"
Darren Taylor  pledged to give $2,500.00 8/17/2023
"Go Team Ryana!"
Janet C Baker  gave $25.00 7/11/2023
"Go Team Ryana! Help me support Councilwoman Parks-Shaw in being crowned KCSC Prom Queen!"
Diane R Hershberger  gave $50.00 7/4/2023
"What a fun fundraiser for an important organization! You are an inspiring role model for girls and women of all ages. The summary of your accomplishments and your picture are both awesome. Thank you for all you have and will accomplish in the service of others."
Stephany Stephany Goodman Goodman  gave $50.00 7/3/2023
"Thanks for all you do for the city of Kansas City and it's citizens"