The 2018 Woman of Distinction Scholarship Luncheon
Honoring Karren Weichert at the ABWA Career Chapter Scholarship Luncheon on March 13, 2018.
12:00pm to 1:00pm (Doors open at 11:30am)
Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Western Ave, Topeka KS
Event proceeds support the Scholarship Fund
On behalf of the ABWA Career Chapter, thank you for your support in recognizing Karren Weichert as our 2018 Woman of Distinction and furthering the education of women in our community. We look forward to hearing from you!
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Career Chapter is pleased to announce Karren Weichert will be honored as the 2018 Woman of Distinction at the ABWA Career Chapter Scholarship Luncheon on March 13, 2018.
Karren Weichert is President and CEO of Midland Care Connection, Inc, a not-for-profit provider of health services. In her 27 years there, she has led Midland through the development of a continuum of services that includes adult day care, home health and home support, hospice, PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), palliative care and grief services. With locations in five communities, Midland Care is today a leading provider of care in eastern Kansas
in large part due to Karren’s leadership.
She has served two terms as a director on the board of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and chaired the NHPCO Standards and Quality Committee. A few years ago Karren was honored to testify on behalf of the NHPCO before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding care of individuals with complex chronic healthcare needs. She is currently serving a third term on the National PACE Association Board of Directors.
Now in its 36th year, this event draws nearly 400 attendees annually and has raised over $365,000 in scholarships through generous support from businesses and organizations like yours. Your tax-deductible contribution will honor Karren by establishing a scholarship fund in her name for students attending Washburn University and the Washburn Institute of Technology. Please help us continue this tradition of making a difference in the lives of students and honoring extraordinary women in the Topeka community.
To make a sponsorship contribution or individual luncheon reservation(s), please visit https://abwawod2018.brownpapertickets.com. If paying by check, please complete the enclosed Contribution/Reservation Form and mail it in the enclosed pre-addressed envelope with your check made payable to the “Topeka Community Foundation” (our scholarship fiscal agent). The deadline for your sponsorship contribution to be included in the printed program is February 23, 2018. Any questions may be directed to Jennifer Hermann at 785-506-1070.
On behalf of the ABWA Career Chapter, thank you for your support in recognizing Karren Weichert as our 2018 Woman of Distinction and furthering the education of students in our community. We look forward to hearing from you!
President, ABWA Career Chapter