LEAP Back-to-School Breakfast

Save the Date!

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8am
Operation Breakthrough

Back to School Breakfast

On July 27, 2018, Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) held its 8th Annual Back to School Breakfast at Operation Breakthrough (OB), where it will set up school supply stations for OB children to "shop" for their book bags and school supplies for the upcoming school year.  In addition to providing supplies, LEAP also donated gift certificates for school uniforms.  Getting kids excited to learn is exactly the reason LEAP began hosting this event so many years ago.  By providing school supplies to the Operation Breakthrough students, LEAP hopes to send these students to school feeling confident and empowered to do their very best without the worry of having the pencils and paper they need to get their schoolwork done.  More than 500 children from Operation Breakthrough attend the breakfast yearly.  

In order to make this year's event a success, LEAP is seeking donations from individuals, area businesses, law firms, and legal organizations to purchase book bags and school supplies for the kids.  As LEAP is a 501(c) organization, any donation is tax deductible. 


To make a donation to LEAP for the benefit of Operation Breakthrough, simply make your check payable to LEAP and mail to

c/o Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC
Mark Parrish, Treasurer
221 W. Lexington Ave., Ste. 200
Independence MO 64050


Click here to donate online.


Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) is a not for profit Foundation established to further the commitment of lawyers in Greater Kansas City to encourage young persons in their pursuit of an education. 100% of your donation is tax deductible and donated to Operation Breakthrough. Operation Breakthrough’s mission is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing a safe, loving and educational environment. To read more about LEAP and their mission, please click here. 

LEAP 2018 Back-to-School Leadership

Sam Wenger – Event Co-Chair
Michele Marvel – Event Co-Chair

Breakfast Sponsors

The Redfearn Law Firm, P.C.
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP

2018 Donors

Megan Baker
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Rader P.C.
W. H. “Bert” Bates
Aaron and Erin Berger
Daniel & Christine Blegen
Hon. Stephen R. Bough
Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC
Kristi and Brett Burmeister
Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC
Rachel Denton
Athena Dickson
Dollar Burns & Becker, L.C.
Ashley Felton
Nicole Fisher
Kelly Frickleton
Hardinger Law LLC
Elizabeth Healey
Kersten Holzhueter
Dianna Jordison
John & Mary Kilroy
Christina Knopke
Lathrop Gage LLP
Jim & Michelle Marvel
Lindsay Mathews
Kathryn O'Shea
Jennifer & Layne Page
Tyler Page
Bob & Rita Pratt
Heidi Pratt
The Redfearn Law Firm, PC
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Hon. Christine Sill-Rogers
Walter Simpson
Hon. Ortrie D. Smith
Tracy Spradlin
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Angela Tsevis
Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP
Paige Waits
Samantha Wenger & Clinton Johns
Stacey & Erik Wullschleger