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

2017 Donors

Megan Baker
Erin Berger Bartimus, Frickleton and Robertson, P.C.
W. H. “Bert” Bates
Daniel and Christine Blegen
Hon. Stephen Bough
Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC
Brett and Kristi Burmeister
Benjamin and Mara Cohara
Athena and Andrew Dickson
Ashley Felton
Nicole Fisher
Kimberley and James Fournier
Kelly Frickleton
Heather Hardinger
Elizabeth Healey
Clinton Johns and Samantha Wenger
John and Mary Kilroy
Christina Knopke
Lathrop Gage LLP
Meghan Litecky
Michelle and Jim Marvel
Mike Meyer
Jennifer and Layne Page
Polsinelli PC
Heidi Pratt
Robert and Rita Pratt
R.J. and Shelley Pratt
The Redfearn Law Firm, PC
Hon. Janette Rodecap
Scaglia Law Firm, LLC
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Hon. Christine Sill-Rogers
Stinson Leonard Street LLP*
Angela Tsevis
Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP
Stacey and Erik Wullschleger