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AUCTION PROGRAM


CELEBRATE

The Stories Within

For 25 years, Youth Entrepreneurs ® has inspired thousands

of high school students to begin writing the first chapter

of their own entrepreneurial tales. Through an experience

different from anything else in high school, YE helps students

learn the business knowledge, skills and important human

values that will guide them to fulfilling lives.


We invite you to come along with us to remember student

and alumni successes of the past, discover those of the present

and look forward to the transformational stories to come.


From Dreams

TO REALITY

KASI ROSS

These featured alumni have taken pen to paper and become the authors of their own futures.

Read their stories and look forward to hearing from them during tonight’s event!

WICHITA HIGH SCHOOL EAST YE ALUMNUS, 2015

Whether it’s hitting the books, working an

eight-hour shift at QuikTrip or upping his

shoe game with a custom pair of kicks, Kasi

Ross gives 100 percent. He credits his mother

with this hard work ethic and determination.

“I do what I do to make my family proud,”

Kasi says.

In high school, Kasi realized that it would be

wise to provide backup for his pro-basketball

dreams. He enrolled in YE, and the class

unveiled his passion for numbers. “With

Market Day, I was learning and earning

money, and having fun while doing it,”

Kasi says. YE opened doors for Kasi, in big

ways and small, as he learned how to dress

professionally and feel confident in a room

filled with business people.

“This program opens your eyes by giving you

experience in so many different areas,” Kasi

says. “It made me more comfortable socially

in a business setting because the networking

forced me to make conversation.” Take YE’s

values and tools, then layer in a natural

tenacity, thirst for knowledge and a whole lot

of heart, and you’ve got Kasi’s custom design

for success.


• YE Academy points helped fund his business

• Named one of the prestigious Gates

Millennium Scholars

• A Real Men, Real Heroes mentor and a

member of the City of Wichita Mayor’s

Youth Council

• Studying accounting at KU and hopes to

work at Koch after college

DANIEL SERRES

VAN HORN HIGH SCHOOL, INDEPENDENCE, MO, YE ALUMNUS 2014

Socks and empanadas: If you can’t find the

connection, you probably haven’t met Daniel

Serres. The YE alumnus turned his business plan

idea into a real venture, selling his custom sock

business, DA Socks, to the Kansas City Venezuelan

restaurant he works at, Empanada Madness.

Daniel’s mother brought him to the U.S. when he

was just three years old. “My mom came here to

escape the crumbling economy in Venezuela.

She wanted to provide a better life for me, and

she encourages me to think about the future,”

Daniel says. Introduced to YE as a sophomore,

Daniel took advantage of everything the class had

to offer. “YE is not just another business class,”

Daniel says. “It challenges us to look further to find

those opportunities. It takes a student further than

a textbook and helps us bring our ideas to life.”

Daniel’s sock business is booming. Salvador Perez,

Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar – players

for the Kansas City Royals ® and regulars at

Empanada Madness – recently posted pictures with

his “Forever Royal” socks on social media. “YE

provided networks to help me build my business,

and I’m excited to expand my online business and

to create custom socks for Sporting KC and the

Kansas City Chiefs ® ,” Daniel says.


Live Auction

SADDLE UP AT

SPRING CREEK RANCH

Saddle up and strap on your favorite boots for a full

day of activity sure to bring out your inner cowboy/girl.

We’ve covered the details, including a catered dinner

with famous Akaushi steaks and wine selected by Liz

and Charles. Capture the natural beauty of a working

cattle ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

• Up to 14 guests

• Transportation to and from the ranch provided by

Party Express Bus Wichita

DONATED BY

Matador Cattle Company, Koch Industries,

Liz and Charles Koch, and Party Express Bus


WHAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

DREAMS ARE MADE OF

AT EMPIRE POLO CLUB IN INDIO, CA

A once-in-a-lifetime lineup of the most legendary names in

music band together for one spectacular weekend of live

performances at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.

Miss this show, and your inner rock god will never forgive

you. Neither will the three friends you get to bring along.

Break out your vinyl and prepare for the shows in a private,

two-bedroom cottage at The Vintage Club. When you are

ready to rock, hit the road and park in platinum reserved

parking. Flash your badge like you’re with the band

and enjoy access to the platinum club. You will get some

satisfaction when you find your seats on the floor saved

just for you.

• Accommodations Oct 6-9

• Passes Oct 7-9

PAUL MCCARTNEY

THE ROLLING STONES

THE WHO

PINK FLOYD’S ROGER WATERS

BOB DYLAN

NEIL YOUNG

DONATED BY

Liz and Charles Koch and Nestor Weigand


GAME, SET, MATCH.

WATCH THE BIGGEST

NAMES IN TENNIS

COMPETE

AT THE BNP PARIBAS TENNIS OPEN IN

BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WELLS, CA.

March is the perfect time of year to visit Indian Wells Tennis

Garden, and you and three companions will have the best

seats in the house at the newly remodeled stadium –

Liz Koch’s championship box seats. It feels like Wimbledon

without the U.K.!

Play your own game at The Vintage Club’s plush tennis courts

while enjoying a two-bedroom cottage at The Vintage.

• Accommodations March 8-10

• Passes March 9-10

DONATED BY

Liz and Charles Koch and Nestor Weigand


ESCAPE TO NAPA AND

TAKE IT ONE SIP AT A TIME

The perfect three-day escape for three couples who appreciate fine wine and

great food. Included in this package are accommodations for three nights

at a Napa Valley hotel. Enjoy a private tour and tasting at Rudd Oakville

Estate with a farm-to-table lunch prepared by an executive chef and hosted

by Samantha Rudd. You will begin your winery experience with a signed

magnum of the Rudd Samantha’s Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you aren’t convinced yet, Leslie is also including dinner at PRESS Restaurant

with the chef’s tasting menu, golf for three at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort,

spa treatments for three at the beautiful spa at Meadowood Napa Valley

Resort, and finally a picnic and wine tasting at the historic Oakville Grocery.

• Buyer must schedule this trip at least eight weeks in advance and dates are

subject to availability

All events will be coordinated through Youth Entrepreneurs

There are no substitutions or additions to this package

• Guests will receive a certificate for $350/night per couple to arrange

accommodations at a hotel of their choice

• Package must be used by October 2017

DONATED BY

Susan and Leslie Rudd


HEAD TO SAN ANTONIO

FOR A BASKETBALL

EXPERIENCE YOU’LL

NEVER FORGET

Get your NBA fix with four Plaza-level tickets to a

San Antonio Spurs ® game during the upcoming 2016-2017

season. You and your guests will enjoy transportation via

a private jet to and from San Antonio. Prior to the game,

indulge in a fantastic meal in the posh fourth-floor Terrace

Club Restaurant overlooking the AT&T Center Arena, home

of the Spurs. To cap off the trip, you’ll go home with a

souvenir basketball signed by the 2015-2016 season team!

• Tickets for four

• Dinner for four

• Game TBD once schedule is released and must be used

before December 31, 2016

• Transportation via Executive AirShare

DONATED BY

R.C. Buford, the San Antonio Spurs ® , and Executive Airshare


CHARLES’ MERCEDES

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED

Drive Charles’ Mercedes into your own garage. This

baby’s still in the wrapper but the power and torque are

itching to be released. Charles confirms that the seats go

ALL the way back.

• 2011 Mercedes E63 AMG

• Less than 9,500 miles

• 6.3 Liter 32-Valve 518 hp

• Naturally Aspirated V-8

DONATED BY

Charles Koch


LIZ’S SAUCY

LITTLE NUMBER

Turn heads as you jet down the road in Liz’s Porsche.

Don’t let this ray of sunshine fool you, she’s a screaming

eagle. Get your hands on the sophisticated leather and

you’ll know she’s been treated well.

• 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Triptronic

• Less than 9,500 miles

• 4.8 Liter V8 / 500 hp / M48/52

DONATED BY

Liz Koch


ONE OF ONLY FOUR

GRAND SLAM ®

TOURNAMENTS IN

THE WORLD

AND YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO BE THERE.

Wrap up your amazing summer at the US Open tennis

tournament in Flushing Meadows, home of the world’s largest

tennis arena. See top-ranked tennis pros compete for millions

of dollars in prize money from premium box seats for six

guests during first-round play in both a day and evening

session. After your tennis experience, enjoy the sights and

sounds of NYC before heading back to the chic W Hotel.

• Accommodations include three rooms for four evenings

during 2017 US Open

• Passes for six

DONATED BY

Koch Industries and Liz and Charles Koch


PICK THE BRAIN OF

ONE OF THE TOP

MINDS IN THE NATION

AND ENJOY SOME TACOS.

There’s never been a Lunch ‘n’ Learn experience quite like

this. Meet Charles Koch, Chairman of the Board & CEO of

Koch Industries, Inc., at Café Koch on the campus of Koch

Industries. Invite nine of your friends, and enjoy a meal

in a personal setting so you can talk all things business,

organizational philosophy, or your favorite books.

• Location: Café Koch, Wichita, KS

• Dates subject to approval and availability

• Up to 10 guests

• Buyer must schedule this lunch at least four weeks in

advance. Lunch must be held before December 2016

DONATED BY

Charles Koch with the encouragement of Annie Koch


TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF VAIL

Dreams can come true for every ski bunny or hiking

enthusiast. You’ll spend four days and four nights at Liz

and Charles’ Vail Village Condo. Four couples or mix it

up with eight singles, just leave the kids at home. Private

jet transportation courtesy of Bombardier Learjet will help

seal the deal.

• Buyer must schedule this trip at least four weeks in

advance; trip must be used by October 2017

• Summer and winter dates available; dates subject to

approval and availability

DONATED BY

Liz and Charles Koch and Bombardier Learjet


WILL YOU HELP

FUND-A-FUTURE?

BLING BOXES

Bling Bling! Do not delay in getting the ultimate party favor! Bling Boxes are back

and hotter than ever! Grab your bag of shiny fun for $250 while they last.

To celebrate YE’s 25th anniversary, we have brought out 25 extra special, one-of-akind,

anniversary Bling Boxes at $1000 each that will literally knock your socks off.

And, just when you thought you had hit the bling jackpot, there’s more!

By purchasing any one of our 275 Bling Boxes, you will be entered to win the

ultimate bling…a dazzling piece of jewelry, selected by the Bling Queen herself, Liz!

DINER DE VIN!

By raising your paddle tonight, you are making an

investment in the future of your community and the betterment

of the entire YE program. You are helping ensure that many

more stories will be written from beyond the classroom

walls by our YE students. Thank you for joining us in this

entrepreneurial adventure. And thank you for helping

YE change our students' futures one story at a time.

Come experience fine wine and even finer company at the Wichita Country Club for

a night of perfect pairings featuring the prized properties of Italy and the highly touted

Napa property. Dine amongst friends old and new with cuisine prepared to tempt any

palette. Join us for this one-of-a-kind diner de vin experience!

Limited tickets available for $250 each.

Presented by Jamie Stratton and Jacob Liquor.


Page Turners

Laverne Brown - 2016

Dallas Skyline High, TX

Lisa George - 2006

Newton High, KS

Zac Kliewer - 2010

Campus High, Haysville, KS

Melissa Buchanan - 2016

Wellington High, KS

Sherri Goforth - 2008

Andover Central High, KS

Chris Lambert - 2015

Wichita Northwest High, KS

From cover to cover, it’s our educators who

keep our stories moving. We’d like to give a

huge thank you to the following teachers who

make the YE experience possible.

Justin Burke - 2016

Chaparral High, KS

Matthew Cannon - 2016

Irving High,

Responsive Education Premier, TX

Travis Graber - 2015

Wamego High, KS

Stephanie Graham - 2015

J.C. Harmon High,

Kansas City, KS

Terri Larson - 2015

Dodge City High, KS

Elizabeth McGruder - 2015

Van Horn High,

Independence, MO

2016-2017 YE TEACHERS,

CENTRAL REGION

*Date designates year each teacher joined YE

OJ Abanishe - 2016

Trimble Tech High, Dallas, TX

Chris Bagshaw - 2013

Hope Street Academy, Topeka, KS

Jon Berseth - 1996

Wichita North High, KS

Deborah Blackner - 2016

Arlington Class in the Parks, Arlington, TX

Brandon Boles - 2016

Center Alternative School, Kansas City, MO

Cathy Bowers - 2016

Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS

Jackie Cummings - 2013

Topeka West High, KS

Jeff Darr - 1997

Wichita Northwest High, KS

Lydia DeGarmo - 2014

F.L. Schlagle, Kansas City, KS

Joshua Dirks - 2014

Hope Street Academy, Topeka, KS

Jason Dixon - 2016

Granbury High,

Responsive Education Premier, TX

Lisa Ehrke - 2016

Lewisville High,

Responsive Education Premier, TX

Clayton Evans - 2013

Hutchinson High, KS

Chris Ford - 2016

Bill R Johnson CTE, Dallas, TX

Erica Hart - 2012

Truman High,

Independence, MO

Janet Hartley - 2001

Wichita West High, KS

Jacy Holloway - 2014

Garden City High, KS

Debbie Johnson - 2016

The Independent School,

Wichita, KS

Tammy Jones - 2016

Fort Worth High,

Responsive Education Premier, TX

Tyler Kemp - 2016

University Academy,

Kansas City, MO

Adam Klausmeyer - 2012

Wichita South High, KS

Holly McWilliams -

2008-2010 & 2016

Winfield High, KS

Cheryl Meyer - 2007

Clearwater High, KS

Tasha Miller - 2012

Liberal High, KS

Murray Moore - 2001

Topeka High, KS

Valerie Most - 2004

Wichita Southeast High, KS

Jeff Mullen - 2016

Heights High, Wichita, KS

Brendan Murdock - 2016

Field Kindley High,

Coffeyville, KS

Dustin Myers - 2013

Lansing High, KS


Jeff Nesselhuf - 2014

Bishop Ward, Kansas City, KS

Kevin Reese - 2012

Scott Community High, KS

Brandon Reith - 2008

Wichita East High, KS

Hollie Ricke - 2014

Andover High, KS

Kellee Roberts - 2007

Augusta High, KS

Sue Rollins - 2004

J.C. Harmon, Kansas City, KS

Thomas Rowe - 2016

Enid High, OK

Cindy Schluckebier - 2016

William Chrisman,

Independence, MO

Matt Silverthorne - 1991

Wichita North High, KS

Nic Stillwell - 2016

Atchison High, KS

Scott Sweetwood - 2016

Elk Valley High, KS

Edward Tate - 2013

Washington High,

Kansas City, KS

Trent Thompson - 2016

Independence High, KS

Jim Vanek - 2007

Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Wichita, KS

Taasha Viets - 2016

Field Kindley High, Coffeyville, KS

Brenda Vogts - 2014

Canton-Galva High, KS

Cody Westerhold - 2016

Independence High, KS

Sheri Wheaton - 2010

YE2, Independence, MO

Niomi Williams - 2016

Early College Academies,

Andover, KS

Kasey Winegar - 2016

Fredonia High, KS

Erin Wohletz - 2014

Little River High, KS

Barbara Wright - 2014

Hogan Prep Academy,

Kansas City, MO

Kirsten Zamarripa - 2014

Highland Park High,

Topeka, KS

Sponsors

Loren Ziegler - 2014

Silver Lake High, KS

EXECUTIVE TABLES

Jodi and Jeff Ablah

Advisors Excel / McPherson Contractors, Inc.

BOK Financial Corporation

Bever Dye, LC

Birds Eye Holdings, LLC

Martha and Bob Buford

Yolanda and Gene Camarena

Clark Investment Group

Commerce Bank

Cornejo Companies

Kim and Richard Dinkel

Eby Construction

Elkhorn Valley Packing, LLC

Emprise Bank

Fee Insurance Group, Inc.

Regine and Steve Feilmeier

Fidelity Bank

Foulston Siefkin LLP

Frankenberry & Johnson, DDS, PA

Deann and Dr. Aly Gadalla

The Galichia Foundation, Inc.

Sheryll and Dale Gibbens

Patty and Dawson Grimsley

Hinkle Law Firm, LLC

Ashley and Tien Huynh

INTRUST Bank

Katherine and Tom Kirk

Liz and Charles Koch

Annie and Chase Koch

Koch Industries, Inc.

Lubrication Engineers Inc.

Carol and Gary Matula

Susan and David May

Mindy and Hal McCoy, II

Murfin Drilling Co., Inc.

Occidental Management

T.D. O'Connell

Teresa and Jeff Provost

Jeanne and Kirby Quinn

Sheri and Brad Razook

Kathy and Dave Robertson

Security 1st Title

Nicki and Richard Swan

Steve Tatum

Paul Attwater / The Flint Hills Group

at Morgan Stanley

Conestoga / WindRiver Grain LLC

Tradebot Systems

UCI

UMB Bank

V Wealth Management


EXECUTIVE HOSTS

Jaime and Dr. Remy Blanchaert

Laurie and Rob Boorigie

Cindy and Dr. John Carnahan

Dr. Sylvia and Dr. Pat Do

Holly and Tommy Devlin

Karla and Raffaele Fazio

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Polly and Jeff Gentry

Lindsay McClellan & C.R. Hall

Bill Hanna

Debbie and Gary Hardman

Michelle and Steve Jahn

Jocelyne and George Laham

Shawna and Shawn Lancelot

Karen and Walt Malone

Rebecca and Ed McCormack

Kelli and Dr. Theo Mellion

Helen and Russ Meyer

Cindy Hershberger & Mike Morgan

Frances and Cecil O'Brate

Lynda and Kim Penner

Megan and Dustin Perry

Susan and Mike Pompeo

Carla and Dan Powers

Jeanne and Kirby Quinn

Cindy and Barry Scwhan

Dana and Dan Solomon

Karen and Brandon Steven

Becky and Patrick Tuttle

Christine and Jay Voncannon

Ruthie and Steve Williams

Patti and Tom Willis

2016 BIZ BANG

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Jeff Ablah

Kim Dugger Attwater

Cory Conklin

Carrie Emberson

Genevieve Farha

Karla Fazio

Stephanie Galichia

Rhonda Harkins

Tien Huynh

April Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Annie Koch

Liz Koch

Tessa Konen

Seth Konkel

Ashley Moore

Kalene Smith

Dianna Stovall

Ruthie Williams

BLING BOX CONTRIBUTORS

ADR

Apricot Lane Boutique

Beu Monde Spa and Boutique

Bradley Fair

Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar

Christopher Clark Photography

Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates

Daniel Serres Socks

Dr. Aly Gadalla

Frankenberry & Johnson, DDS, PA

Faith First Gear

Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Fliphound

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Fugate Enterprises

Gentry LTD

Go Time Training

Green Lantern Car Wash

Healing Waters Medical Day Spa

Hog Wild Pit BBQ

In the Bag Cleaners

Inside Out Fitness

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Johnstons Clothiers

Liz Koch

Lyndon's

MODE

Newport Grill

Nouveau

Orpheum Theatre

Parrot Cove / The Heritage Inn & Suites

Pottery Barn

River City Brewery

Saint by Sarah Jane

Specs Eyewear

Stearman Field Bar & Grill

Stoneworx

Sweetly Scrumptious

Sydney's Pet Resort

The Ambassador Hotel/Sienna Steakhouse

The First Place

The Plaid Giraffe

The PopCorner

The Wichita Luxury Collection

Urban Air and Trampoline Park

Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Country Club

Wichita Marriott

Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Wichita Thunder

Xclusive Events

YaYa's Euro Bistro

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Presenting Sponsor:

Entrepreneur Sponsors:

Investor Sponsors:

Shareholder Sponsors:

TO ALL OF OUR BIZ BANG SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT.

Student Highlight Sponsor: Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC

Paddle Sponsor: Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches / River City Brewery Signature Drink Sponsor: Millennium

Margarita Station Sponsor: Great Plains Ventures, Inc.

Bling Box Sponsor: The First Place

Contributing Sponsors: Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, Donlevy Lithograph, Inc., Grant Thornton LLP, House of Schwan, Inc.,

Ilusion Productions, J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc., Koch Creative Group, Standard Beverage, Corp.,

Suzanna and Ben Pratt, Sweetly Scrumptious, Standard Beverage, Corp., Sterling Silver Premium Meats

®

Entertainment Sponsor: Annie and Chase Koch

Youth Entrepreneurs is a nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. © 2016 Youth Entrepreneurs.

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