Cheryl & Terry
Cheryl Moran, 72, Gifted
There are many ways to be creative but very few are fortunate to possess the level of artistic ability that defines Cheryl. Cheryl Moran’s life has revolved around art and community service for many years. Soon after Cheryl became involved in Adventures in Learning, she actively participated as a presenter and collaborator for various artistically inspired classes. With art being her most shared talent and her desire to share her gift, with the Adventures in Learning participants, has earned her the moniker of “Resident Artist” while teaching a long standing and very popular Art Class for the program. Cheryl’s artistry has been displayed in a variety of local and national juried art shows as well as being an Officer and Board member of Sketch Box, a citywide art group affiliated with the KC Art Institute. She volunteered at the Unity Village Art Gallery in an administrative support role.
Eager to give back and be involved in the community, she served as Manager of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance site with many amazing, selfless volunteers in the Northland for 6 years, where they created tax returns at no cost to the client. She volunteered at a personal growth organization called Lifespring for 4 years, inspiring others to dream about what their lives could be and to take action. Cheryl’s helpful, nurturing presence ensures that she is available to assist those in need whether family or friends.
Terry Moran, 71, Dedicated
Community service and leadership are perfect descriptors for Terry Moran. He has displayed his passion for people through his continued efforts to engage in many facets of volunteerism. Terry spent a large part of his work life with United Way of Greater Kansas City and continues as a part-time consultant since retirement. His lifelong love of music has led him to be an integral part of the Overland Park civic band for over 30 years, where he also served as president and board member. His musical talents led him to serve as Choir Director and congregation president for Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Since retiring, Terry has been an influential participant in Adventures in Learning. The program promotes and fosters continued learning for seniors and before COVID met weekly. He is the current president for the leadership committee and an active member of the class development committee for Adventures in Learning. His thoughtful leadership consistently builds consensus and raises the standards for all who serve on the various committees. Terry’s easy, inclusive demeanor also led him to portray Santa Claus for schools, many non-profits including Wayside Waifs, United Way and KC Shepherd’s Center to name a few. Terry’s bright sense of humor always makes those around him feel at ease while engaging in all his community service activities.