Mrs. Joann H. Harper

Joann Harper
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Mrs. Joann H. Harper's Biography

Type Of Business:
Nonprofit Organization
Marketing Area:
Missouri and Kansas
Major Product/SVS:
Literacy Program Including Free Books and Magazines for Schools, Churches and Community Organizations
Favorite Business Publication:
Tribune; Dispatch Magazine Online
Hobbies/Sports:
Snow Skiing, Waterskiing, Arts and Crafts, Painting, Knitting, Spending Time with her Family and Friends
Education Degrees:
Coursework in Business Management
Affiliations Awards:
North Kansas City Rotary Club; Missouri Literacy Association; Parent-Teacher Association; Booster Club; Adult Chapter, AFS; Telephone Pioneers of America; Beta Sigma Phi
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was receiving a letter of appreciation from a teacher at a charter one school, who was able to reward a student for completing her reading assignments, by giving her a book of her own.
Charity:
Elder, North Minister Church; Rotary Club International
Number Of Years In Profession:
39
Number Of Years In Current Position:
21
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her faith in God, love for people and passion for helping communities to better their literacy programs.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she observed someone discarding many books and it inspired her to become the founder of Heartland Book Bank, Inc.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Harper will propose a grant in the search of an executive director for the organization. She participates in a medical mission in Jamaica every year.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Overseeing All Operations of the Book Bank, Fundraising, Banking, Future Planning, Coordinating Activities, Managing Public Relations, Marketing, Networking
Education Certifications:
Certified Adult Reading and Adult Education Teacher (1998)
Awards/Honors:
Community Quarterbacks Award (2005); Award, Kansas City Chiefs (2004); Points of Light Award; JC Penney Award for Excellence in Nonprofits (1997)
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