KSI Alumni


The Alumni Association helps to foster leadership and community among Kauffman Scholars alumni. Alumni serve younger Scholars reaching for the same success, a key connection that is growing each year. Reaching beyond Kauffman Scholars, alumni also give back to Kansas City, a mission that Mr. Kauffman envisioned for the continuation of his legacy. Leading this ever-growing group of young professionals is our Alumni Development Coordinator, Mrs. Solissa McKay.

Greetings KSI Alumni-

It is my honor to serve as Kauffman Scholars, Inc. first official Alumni Development Coordinator. On behalf of the entire Kauffman Scholars team, we welcome you to the Alumni Association! We are excited for the future with our current alumni base and the hundreds more that will be joining the ranks in the years to come. Mr. K would be so proud!

As Alumni Development Coordinator, I aim to serve as a liaison between the organization and alumni as we work together on continuing to fulfill the vision of nurturing engaged citizens who will help contribute to the improvement of Kansas City and eventually the world! My goal is to help facilitate personal and professional opportunities for our alums as we foster the lifelong connectedness to KSI.

KSI alum matriculate into the Alumni Association once they have either attained a postsecondary degree/ credential or the 5 year monetary scholarship comes to an end. Regardless of either status, the Alumni Association will maintain contact through various channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, email, etc.) as we welcome and invite you to participate in the many opportunities to come.

With our alumni numbers quickly growing, the work has only just begun. There will be many different ways for you to stay informed and engaged as programming is developed and we continue to grow as an Alumni Association. Stay tuned!

I look forward to serving this wonderful network of alumni scholars and I hope you will join me in celebrating this amazing community.

Kindest Regards,
Solissa McKay, M.A.Ed.
Alumni Development Coordinator

Are you an alum wanting to get more invovled in the KSI Alumni Association? Community member or business interested in connecting with our alumni? Contact me for more info: or 816-932-1242

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