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At Ease USA Benefit Luncheon

Wednesday, October 4th

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
CHI Health Center, Omaha

Honorary Chairs:
Elizabeth & Mike Cassling

Jason Kander

Keynote Speaker

Jason is a Veteran and Former Missouri Secretary of State.

A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Jason Kander was elected to the Missouri state legislature in 2008 and as Missouri Secretary of State in 2012, making him the first American millennial elected to statewide office. He served as a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, worked as a CNN Commentator, and appeared on every major television network.  

In 2018, Jason ran for mayor of Kansas City. Three months into that campaign, Jason ended his candidacy to step back from public life and seek treatment for post-traumatic stress he’d been struggling with since coming home from Afghanistan.  He spent eight months out of the public eye while addressing his mental health.  

Today, Jason is the President of National Expansion at Veterans Community Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting veteran suicide and veteran homelessness. He is the founder of Afghan Rescue Project.

A graduate of American University and Georgetown Law School, Jason has written two New York Times bestselling books, Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I’ve Learned in Everyday Courage, and Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD, as well as a children’s book, Courage Is, which he co-authored with his son.  

Jason lives in Kansas City with his wife Diana, their son True, and their daughter Bella. In his spare time, he coaches True’s Little League team and plays centerfield for the Kansas City Hustlers of the National Men’s Adult Baseball League.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Cquence Health

Dianne Lozier

Ken and Ann Stinson

Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation

Timmerman & Sons Feeding

Gold Sponsors

First National Bank of Omaha

HDR, Inc

Heider Family Foundation

Fred Hunzeker


Moody’s Analytics

Signature Performance

Valmont Industries, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

All Makes

Arbor Bank

Baxter Automotive

Bellevue University

BlueCross and BlueShield of Nebraska

Dana and Danielle Bradford

Burlington Capital

CHI Health

Bill and Rae Dyer

Paul and Lori Hogan

Kutak Rock LLP

Mutual of Omaha

Pinnacle Bank

Security National Bank

David and Martha Slosburg

Streck, Inc.

Spectrum Financial Services


Bronze Sponsors

Access Bank

Beardmore Subaru

Berry Law/John Berry


Cline Williams, Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP

Cobalt Credit Union & SAC Foundation

Constellation West

Creighton University

James Dale and Becky Girthoffer-Browne

Dr. Mark and Teri D’Agostino

Doubledare Executive Counseling

John and Terri Fox

Gartlan Real Estate Holdings, LLC

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Lamp Rynearson, Inc.


McCarthy Capital


Methodist Hospital

Metropolitan Community College

Dan and Shirley Neary

Nebraska Machinery Co.

Omaha Steaks

Onyx Automotive


PDM, Inc.

Physicians Mutual

Dean and Jessie Rasmussen

Annette and Paul Smith

Union Pacific Corporation

University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska Foundation

Sponsorship Opportunities


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