Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) was created in 1994 as a not for profit Foundation to further, promote and expand upon existing community service of lawyers in Greater Kansas City with a specific focus upon initiatives intended to encourage young persons in their pursuit of an education.
Through LEAP the lawyers of Kansas City have raised more than $1.8 million for the educational benefit of disadvantaged children. LEAP's designated beneficiary is Operation Breakthrough. Founded in 1971, Operation Breakthrough's mission is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. The center also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services, and emergency aid.
Operation Breakthrough has utilized LEAP donations to fund a state of the art computer lab, well informed school counselors and before and after school enrichment programs.
Each year, LEAP's fundraising efforts culminate at its Mardi Gras Luncheon.
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
For more information contact Sharra Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 474-4322.