Community oriented and world traveler, Don brings help to people all over the globe & will assist KE
with Donors & Sponsors.
KIDSEAT! Neighborhood House , Head Start, and Murray Schools CREW
With the help of Kathy Briggs, RN & School District Nurse (retired) and Dan Canary, U of U Professor, we have put a number on the at-risk kids in the Salt Lake Valley. Using the statistics provided by the these schools Districts, Jordan, Granite, Canyons, Salt Lake, & Murray, there are 55,055 children that receive a free lunch every day during school hours. Easily half of these children might benefit from a weekend food program. We started a backpack program for Summer 2017 piggybacking with some sandwich programs in Murray School District.
Director of Development
Coach Barry Hecker
Barnes & Noble
Bright Horizons School
Gateway Ut. Bus. Women
Virginia Tech Alumni
Huntsman Center, Ute Men's Basketball
Huntsman Center, Ute Women's Basketball
Huntsman Center, Lady Gymnastics RED ROCKS
Harmony Lane Neighbors
Cottonwood Title Co.
Wasatch Presbyterian Church
LDS Ward (Kathy Brigg
Color My Nails
Sherpa Real Estate
Event Set Up
This is just some of the food delivered by Utah Department of Corrections
Individuals $250 -$1000
Friends of KidsEat!
Paul R. Shulte
Rocky Mt. Eye
Kathy Briggs Susan Vaughn Mirene Culp Becky Harris
Utah Department of Corrections
LDS Mid-Singles Group
PEHP - Utah Retirement
Utah Department of Health
Murray High Athletic Dept.
Lambda Master Chapter, BEO
Walmart (Springville, Utah)
Hidden Valley Humanitarian Project
So. Valley Universalist Unitarian
Kathy Briggs, RN
Colleen & Todd King
Event Set Up & Coordination
BNI Absolute Connectors
Organizations and Businesses
KidsEat! is growing and we need someone to help us with that growth. We have selected Geoff Partain as our Director of Development. Geoff will be responsible for Fund Raising, Social Media, Public Relation, Event Coordinaton et al. With his multiple degrees he is well qualified to move KidsEat! forward.
Masters Degree in Marketing & Communication, 15 yrs experience with fundraising and founder of Hello Beautiful Ladies,
an empowerment program for women.
Geoff was a 2017 Community Champion Award Winner presented by Molina Health
Our Generous Donors and Food Gifters 2017
Businesses & Corporations
Personal Asst. to
Murray City Employees
Murray Heritage Center
Western Hills 4th Ward
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church
Taylorsville YSA Relief Society
Businesses & Organizations Providing Food Giftings
LDS Riverside 5th Young Women
LDS Brookside Ward Yng Women
LDS City Creek YSA
LDS Sandy MidValley Stake RS
Brookside LDS Young Women
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church
A former Boys & Girls Club Volunteer, Nathan now works in Mental Health field, Nate will be in charge of Food Gifting Procurement,
Up With Kids!
Alta Internal Medicine
Rocky Mountain Retina
UP With Kids!
Utah Food Services
Insurance Agent and a
long-time supporter of
Boys & Girls Club, former
Youth of the Year for Murray Club. She will head up our Advisory Committee.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Meet Lynda Smart Brown, Founder of KidsEat!
Recipient of Heart and Hands Award on Utah Philanthropy Day in 2014
Bob Dunn, Board Chair
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake brings his experience of leadership to the KidsEat! program
Scott Evans, Treasurer
Evans & Associates
Accounting Firm. Huge
supporter of the B&G who will be in charge of our finances.
Bob Dunn, VP of Greater Salt Lake Boys & Girls Club with Lynda Brown with Club kids.
Vaughn Taylor Nichole Smart
Lisa Kingsbury Renee Miller
Jennifer Brass John Forsman
Alisha Smart Genine Warner
Jeannine Marlowe Doug Durborow
Clyde Hettrick Becky Harris
Kathy Briggs Tim & Sheila Alexander
Judy Watkins & Family (filled 100 backpacks)
Utah Department of Corrections;
Murray City; Murray Heritage Center;
Murray Chamber Women In Business;, Jeremy Holm; University of Phoenix;
Parley's 7th Ward (Singles Group);
Lambda Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi;
US Bank; Prince Yeates Geldzahler;
UTA; VW Southtowne
Tim & Sheila Alexander
Founder of KidsEat! with a goal to feed all at-risk kids in the Salt Lake Valley. Bio below)
Lynda Smart Brown was born and raised in Salt Lake City and has been a Murray resident since 1973. She graduated from Brigham Young University, worked as an RN, then was the president of her own successful business before becoming a Dun & Bradstreet seminar facilitator. She is the former President of the Utah Congressional Award which concentrated on helping young adults earn awards given by the US Congress based on their community service. She has been a supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs for over 20 years and was their 2014 Volunteer of the year and received the Heart and Hands Award on Utah Philanthropy Day in 2014 for her volunteerism. She is excited to be helping feed at-risk kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake . Neighborhood House, DDI (early Head Start) and Murray public schools with KidsEat!
Broker, GBS Benefits, a huge supporter since our inception, sponsoring the first benefit to raise food and money for us.
Graphic designer, who created our brochure and logo and a long time B&G Club supporter, pianist extraordinaire .
Attorney, Snell & Wilmer Law Firm procured the 501(c)3 status for KidsEat! Legal Advisor.
It takes a team of fantastic volunteers to make sure KidsEat! is functioning properly and the organization is gathering as much food as possible to feed the kids with weekend backpacks at several children's clubs and daycare facilities. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
Those generous enough to help us in 2016
Bill Morgan Lindsay & George Sherrill
Jackie Detmers Anonymous
Andrew Johnson Robert D. Kent Trust
Beth Baugh Andrea Heath
Heather Kahlert Vonda Andrews Oren Hoskins Dan Canary Steve McGinty Allison Rideout Steve Jackson Carl & Ethyl DeFosse
Andrea Swensen VP
Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, SLC Schools, Former Principal Highland High, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge & commitment to our Advisory
Dan Canary, PHD
Retired from AT & T
An invaluable friend with great insight who helped get KidsEat! off the ground & a Boys &
Girls Club supporter for many years.
KIDSEAT! Boys & Girls Club CREW 2017
Our dedicated group of women who assemble the backpacks every week..