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Legislation #: 001641 Introduction Date: 12/14/2000
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/4/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES AND COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS
Title: Honoring Al Sassone for his outstanding leadership for the Heart of America United Way.

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12/14/2000

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1/4/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 001641

 

Honoring Al Sassone for his outstanding leadership for the Heart of America United Way.

 

WHEREAS, the Heart of America United Way has been an organization on the move since Al Sassone came to Kansas City in April, 1994. As President of Kansas Citys largest fundraising organization, Al Sassone is leading the Heart of America United Way into uncharted waters. Whether it is building new partnerships or raising a record $36,531,000.00, Al encourages staff and volunteers to move beyond conventional thinking, exploring innovative ways to raise money and help the community; and

 

WHEREAS, under Als leadership, charitable giving to the Kansas City area is up $2 million over the prior years and 480 companies have launched new United Way campaigns; and

 

WHEREAS, during 1997, Al served as a delegate to the Presidents Summit for Americas Future and is currently Co-Chairman of Kansas Citys Promise: The Alliance for Youth, which is a comprehensive effort to help at-risk children in our community; and

 

WHEREAS, Al has more than 25 years experience in the United Way movement and has previously served as Executive Vice President and COO, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and United Way of Greater Rochester, New York, and Al is a National Trustee of the Human Services Trust which is a health and human service organization representing 2,000 non-profit organizations nationwide; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Al Sassone for his outstanding leadership and contributions to Kansas City and the Heart of America United Way; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Al Sassone in token of the appreciation and of the Mayor and Council for the contributions he has made to Kansas City and the Heart of America United Way.

 

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