Our 2023 Author Luncheon featured Army veteran, burn survivor, actor and author J.R. Martinez. Martinez shared stories and words of inspiration drawn from his life experience, and spoke about Paying it Forward: The Return is Priceless. This was a very inspiring time to come together with our advocates and supporters.
Martinez autographed copies of his book Full of Heart, his story of survival, strength, and spirit.
During the Luncheon, we also awarded the Persons Behind Completely KIDS honor to Koley Jessen Law Firm, amazing and loyal supporters of Completely KIDS.
The Penny Parker Vision Award for a staff member who lives the mission of Completely KIDS every day was given to Ann Lawless, Chief Program Officer. Ann has been at Completely KIDS for more than 2 decades and has been instrumental in creating the innovative programs that serve kids and families.
Watch this page for news of the 2024 Author Luncheon!