Events

8th Annual Golf Tournament

Tournament Date: August 14, 2021

We are looking forward to our 8th Annual golf event.

Information about sponsors, volunteer opportunities, tickets, and playing in the golf tournament will be posted here as it becomes available.


9th Annual Recognition Banquet

Our 2021 Banquet scheduled for April has a date set.

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2021! We are looking forward to resuming our tradition of annual banquets since we were not able to have one in 2020.

Keynote Speaker

C. Patrick Woods headshot

C. Patrick Woods is the Manager of Regulatory Strategy for ITC Great Plains, a Fortis Company, headquartered in Topeka, KS.

In addition to his work at ITC, Patrick has served in a variety of leadership roles in the private sector and in state and local government, including stints as the Director of Talent Management & Diversity at Westar Energy, Director of Advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, Education Policy Adviser and legislative liaison for Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and Director of Governmental Affairs for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. He has served as Chairman of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, president of the Board of Education for the Topeka Public Schools, USD 501, and until January of 2020, Patrick served as the president of the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Health Foundation, Vice President for the Topeka Branch NAACP, and Trustee for Friends University.