To some, she is Mrs. Holwick, to others, she is Annie, and to a very select few, she is Mr. Mom. (You and I are not a part of that select few.) But to all, she is a woman devoted to hard work, service, and charitable causes. She is a woman who spends most of her week giving her time to many different charities in the Kansas City area. She is Annie Holwick.
Anne is special to the Ziyak team because she is the woman who helped mold our Vice President into the man he is today. She is Evan Holwick's mama. (And he is one of the select few who get to call her Mr. Mom!) She is also how we found out about Bra Couture Kansas City, the organization we are partnering with by donating 100% of our registration fees to for the month of October.
Annie met Sharon (Founder and Executive Director of BCKC) many years ago when Annie was just a little girl and has always looked up to Sharon and admired her. They connected several years ago at a fundraising event and Sharon began telling Annie all about BCKC (Known, then, as Art Bra). Annie states that, "As passionate as Sharon is, you can't help but feel it yourself." Although Annie hasn't been directly affected by cancer, just like many people who meet Sharon, "caught the bug" and began volunteering with Bra Couture KC. She is now on the board for BCKC and her main role is to design and execute the layout of the silent auction, what they call "The Art Walk". They display the bras, but they also feature artwork, jewelry, pottery, yard art, textiles, and more! Annie makes the entire space pleasing to the eye, but they've really focused on making the experience feel like guests are walking through an art gallery.
Annie has added a beautiful balance to Sharon's exuberance, as she often reigns in ideas, helping visions become reality because she helps keep those visions at achievable levels.
Take a look at some of the amazing pieces of art below. The idea to pair bras with famous paintings and photographs came from Annie herself!
Once again, we are thrilled to be partnering with Bra Couture KC, and excited that Annie has connected Ziyak with this amazing organization.
At Ziyak, we are excited to help connect people to cities all over the country. From finding the best places to eat, to exploring the best events in town, for the old in spirit and young at heart, Ziyak is for everyone.
Kendra is an Executive Assistant at Ziyak. She loves to share her humor and share her passions with anyone who will take the time to read what she writes.