Congratulations to Our 2014 KC SuperStar Winner: Keith Klein!

What is KC SuperStar?

Now in its fifth year, KC SuperStar is an “American Idol” style competition that awards the $10,000 Craig Citron Memorial Scholarship to the best high school singer in the metropolitan area.

For participants, KC SuperStar is an invaluable experience. Following an audition, a panel of industry professionals selects 20 singers to move on to the semifinals. From there, competition judges select 10 finalists to perform and compete in an exhilarating show in front of 1300 people. The final performance takes place at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). The audience will vote electronically for the winner of the $10,000 prize and the KC SuperStar 2014 title.

This year, in celebration of the JCC’s 100th year, we are honoring the founding families of the Jewish Community Campus, whose vision and generosity provided the JCC with an inclusive environment to offer programs that enhance wellness, meaning and joy for all its members.

Proceeds from the finals event underwrite more than $400,000 in scholarships and programs annually at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, so children and families can participate in early childhood, camping, education, arts and wellness programs. The JCC is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, senior adult programming, fitness and sports. With more than 8,000 members, the JCC is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.


Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund

At this year’s KC SuperStar Finals on August 24, Arnold Caviar announced an exciting opportunity to support future KC SuperStar participants through the Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund.

This Fund, through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, is designated to support:

  • Jewish Community Center education, theatre and training programs that help youth 21 years old and younger explore their dreams and goals in the Performing Arts.
  • Assistance to contestants for KC SuperStar.

We invite you to honor Reat’s love of the Performing Arts by making a donation.

For a limited time, your donation to the Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by Arnold Caviar (up to $20,000).

Click here to make a contribution. Or mail a check to:

Brenda Chumley
Senior Vice President of Foundation Relations and Operations
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater Horizon
1055 Broadway #130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Attn: Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund

Thank you for your support, and thank you Arnold for your matching contribution.

Photos by Brian Turner

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