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Agency Mission

MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering kids to become agents of change – in their own lives and the lives of others. Agents accomplish "hands-on" TOP SECRET missions such as: stocking food banks, making gifts for kids in hospitals and shelters, and assisting with disaster relief.

It's fun.It's exciting. IT'S REAL!

In the "doing", the way kids learn best, our agents develop:

  • Compassion
  • Self-confidence & self-esteem
  • Respect for self & others
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Expanded worldview
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive outlook
  • Resilience
  • Bond to community & beyond

 

Mission Control Staff

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    Kathy Meadows

    Founder and Executive Director

    As founder and creator of MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS, Kathy Meadows is a pioneer in creating educational programming with societal impact. Since 2003, she has developed and grown the MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS organization to instill a commitment to social responsibility in young children, holding the view that they will be forever changed by the experience. Thus far, over 15,000 children in 38 states plus Canada and Mexico have helped hundreds of charities and touched the lives of nearly two million people in their communities and worldwide through their involvement in theMISSION POSSIBLE KIDS program. Meadows has over 20 years of marketing experience managing advertising agencies, corporate marketing departments and consulting with Fortune 500 companies, has taught executive marketing seminars at universities throughout the U.S., and is a past adjunct marketing professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.  Raised in New Orleans, she has a B.S. and M.S. in Marketing from Louisiana State University. Her son, Devin, is the catalyst behind the start of MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS.

Board of Directors

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    Bradley Logan

    Board Chair

    Bradley immediately caught the MPK vision when he met Meadows at a Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) function in 2012.  He is passionateabout helping promising organizations maximize their effectiveness and community impact.  Initially he conductedthis work through his church, but for the past dozen years has focused his efforts through DSVP, serving on theboard of directors for 6 years, including one term as Chairman of the Board.  Logan started his career in sales,sales management, product management, and channel management with Xerox and Dell before getting his MBAfrom UT in Austin and entering the management consulting profession 18 years ago. His clients have includedFortune 200 companies such as Frito Lay and Verizon as well as numerous small and mid-size businesses.  He hasdeep experience with business growth and transformation, and currently is a Principal with Ascend-Marketing.

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    Sandy Stroud Clark

    Secretary

    Through her 20 years in the travel industry and ownership of her own business travel agency, Sandy Clark Travel,Sandy brings a heart for worldwide social impact and a variety of management skills toMPK. She has been on the National Advisory Board for Nexion, representing 2,000 agents, an online host agency for the travel industry. Coming from a long line ofvolunteer activists, Sandy has also been actively involved with many Dallas schools and other communityorganizations. She has served as an “Agent Handler” for the pilot chapter of MISSION POSSIBLE KIDSand raised allthree of her boys in MPK.  She holds a B.A. from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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    Corinna Goron

    Treasurer

    Corinna brings her professional experience as a business consultant, controller, and accountant to her position asTreasurer for MPK. She is President of Healthcare Reimbursement Services, Inc. Her particular strengths are infinancial management, auditing, and helping build nonprofit infrastructure. She has actively served in thenonprofit community for many years, including serving as a partner at Dallas Social Venture Partners, BoardChair and Treasurer at Bea’s Kids, Treasurer for American Lung Association, and Board Chair and Treasurer atRecovery Inn.  She holds a B.A. in Accounting from UT Austin and an MBA from University of Redlands, CA.

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    Larry Guthrie

    Director

    With 30 years of banking and contracting experience, Larry brings financial and organizational management skillsto MPK from handling contracting and procurement issues with the FDIC and General Services Administrationand for clients such as the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Homeland Security. He has aB.S. in Finance from University of New Orleans. Larry has been highly involved with the MISSION POSSIBLEKIDS organization since its inception with the pilot chapter in 2003, and received the FDIC’s 2013 Nancy K.Rector Award, a national award granted to one individual each year for outstanding public service, honoring thework he has done for MPK as a past Board Chair and still active volunteer.

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    Marji Bishir Hill

    Director

    Rev. MarjiBishir Hill joined the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2005 and is theAssociate Director in the Center for Missional Outreach.  She has responsibility for Global Ministries, MissionarySupport, Volunteers In Mission, Disaster Response, and Global Health, and often takes mission trips overseas.Marji holds a BBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters ofChristian Ministry (CMM) in Urban Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

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    Catherine Oleksiw

    Director

     Catherine is a consultant, trainer, coach and facilitator in strategic planning, performance management, and outcomes measurement. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University, NY, is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, founder and president of Measured Transitions, and an affiliate consultant with the Center for Nonprofit Management. She has worked with foundations, federal, state and local government, school districts and universities, and the nonprofit and business community. She has led projects for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Agency for International Development, Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Connecticut State Department of Education.  She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Evaluation Association, the American Psychological Association, the Social Enterprise Alliance, and the International Coach Federation. 

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    Blake Sloan

    Director

     Blake is a partner at Heights Venture Architects, LLP, overseeing a wide variety of projects in his 30+ years of professional experience. Frequent travel around the states has allowed Blake to broaden his network of contacts. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. Blake has a history of leadership roles in local youth-oriented organizations that includes elementary school Dad’s Club, Watch DOGS, YMCA Indian Guides, Upwards Basketball and various church youth programs. He has raised two sons who participated in MPK and brings his connections in the community and high energy to the MPK Board.

Social Venture Partners Dallas Advisory Team

  • Barbara Errickson
  • Marti Royer

 

 

Mission Supporters

If you want to create world change, you can't go it alone. . . even in spy circles!

MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit built on partnerships and collaborations. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our partners who support us in our mission to help kids change the world!

MPK ALLIES ($10,000+)

  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Experience Works
  • Hoglund Foundation
  • RSF Social Finance
  • Suder Family Foundation
  • Social Venture Partners Dallas*
  • Technology Ball*
  • Thomas Heritage Foundation

MPK ASSETS ($5,000 - $9,999)

  • Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation
  • Bri Brown Photography*
  • Florence Foundation
  • Fourth Seed Foundation
  • Dave & Sheryl Heacock
  • Health Reimbursements Services, Inc.
  • Laughlin-Beers Foundation
  • Russ LeClaire*
  • Wells Fargo*

MPK ASSOCIATES ($1,000 - $4,999)

  • Bluewire Networking Solutions*
  • Art Institute of Dallas*
  • Ninnie L. Baird Foundation
  • Ron & Sandy Clark*
  • Jim Cole*
  • Barbara Errickson & John Connor*
  • Datamax*
  • Corinna Goron
  • High Hope Ranch*
  • Brad & Allison Logan
  • John Meadows*
  • Men’s Service Group*
  • Millennials in Christ*
  • Susie Morrissey
  • Pete Pappas
  • Texas Instruments

MPK LIAISONS ($500 - $999)

  • Randall Cross*
  • Ken & Kelly Clark
  • Discoveries class, Christ United Methodist
  • Marilyn Meadows
  • Ashley Nolan*
  • Marti Royer
  • Blake & Ellen Sloan*

MPK EMISSARY ($250 - $499)

  • Kessler Park United Methodist
  • Plano Senior High School
  • Rapp Photography*

Our Fundraising Collaboration Partners

  • Eco-Cell