Changing Lives

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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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    Corinna Goron

    Board Chair

    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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    Ian Michelich

    Treasurer

    Ian jumped at the opportunity to serve on the MPK Board, wishing he had had the opportunity to be an “agent” in MPK when he was young. Soon Ian began to serve MPK in the role of Treasurer. He has a heart for children’s nonprofits and has been a regular volunteer at Mi Escuelita Preschool for four years, and provided audit experience to the Immigrant Learning Center in Boston. Professionally, Ian is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young where he is a business consultant and accountant working primarily in mergers and acquisitions. He is involved in the Dallas Regional Chamber, Young Professionals, and AICPA. He holds a BBA in Accounting and a MSA in Accounting from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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    Blake Sloan

    Secretary

    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.

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    Ron Andrews

    Director

    Ron is a consultant in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector with a focus on customer experience. He currently works at PwC and has over 9 years of experience managing teams focused on solving his client's toughest problems. Philanthropically, he has served as a financial lecturer for DISD students aged third-fifth grade and also mentors college students through his alma mater, Southern Methodist University, where he was cum laude and earned a B.S. in Management Science and a Masters in Operations Research.

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    Leah Dutchik

    Director

    Leah has a 20-year track record in team leadership and business transformation in the financial services industry. She works at JP Morgan Chase where she serves as Managing Director in Home Lending - leading efforts to transform the home ownership process. She is passionate about growing hearts of service in young children and providing opportunities for them to thrive.  Leah holds an MBA and B.S. from Missouri Baptist University. She currently resides in Frisco, TX with her husband and three children.

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    Larry Guthrie

    Director

    With 30 years of banking and contracting experience, Larry brings financial and organizational management skills to MPK from handling contracting and procurement issues with the FDIC and General Services Administration and for clients such as the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Homeland Security. He currently manages research grant contracts for UTSW Medical Center. He has a B.S. in Finance from University of New Orleans. Larry has been highly involved with the MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS 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 the work he has done for MPK as a past Board Chair and still active volunteer.

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    Mary Jones

    Director

    Mary was honored when MPK invited her to serve on the Board in 2019. She has been involved with children through various volunteering efforts, including but not limited to, serving as a "Big" with Big Brother Big Sister for many years, Birthday Party Project, and youth leader at her church. Professionally, Mary works as Senior Corporate Recruiter for North America at Dynata Global, the global leader in marketing reserach data for business insights and decision-makiong, with 40 offices worldwide. She has 10 years of recruiting, employee branding, and networking experience within the healthcare and market research space. Mary enjoys being involved in her community, molding future generations, networking, and planning events! 

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    Drew Ray

    Director

    Drew has spent 14 years at JP Morgan Chase where he now serves as Executive Director in Asset-Based Lending, working to build effective teams in their finance area. Coming from an underserved community, Drew has a passion for growing the potential of children, particularly the underserved. He is actively involved in the Exchange Club of East Dallas and the Fathers of Saint Thomas where he serves as a Board member. Drew is a graduate of UT Austin (BBA in Finance/Marketing) where he founded Absolute Texas, a service organization still active on campus today.

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    Cara Scruggs

    Director

    With Cara's heart for serving kids, she was eager to be a part of the MPK Board. She has many years of professional experience with children and adolescents in the education sector and in mental health. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) assisting children, adolescents, and adults in psychiatric hospital settings as well as in private practice. She currently works as an in-patient case analyst for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. Her nonprofit experience includes Make-A-Wish Foundation, therapeutic horseback riding, and leadership positions in her church youth group. She graduated from Oklahoma State University then received her Master's in Education at the University of West Alabama.

Advisory Team & Ambassadors

  • Barbara Errickson -- Social Venture Partners Dallas
  • Brad Logan -- Accenture
  • Matt Foster -- AT&T
  • Reagan Lutter -- University of Houston Law Center

 

 

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
  • City of Plano
  • Fidelity Investments

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*
  • Pitney Bowes

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
  • Plano Senior High School
  • Drew Ray
  • Leah Dutchik
  • Ian & Marie Michelich
  • Mary Jones
  • Charles Schwab
  • Plano East Senior High School

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
  • Rapp Photography*

Our Fundraising Collaboration Partners

  • Eco-Cell