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Longtime employee retiring after 28 years at The Kitchen, Inc.

Longtime employee retiring after 28 years at The Kitchen, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Feb. 7, 2022)– Longtime employee retiring after 28 years at The Kitchen, Inc.

Kippie Kutz has given almost three decades of service to The Kitchen, Inc. She joined The Kitchen in 1993, working at the Missouri Hotel on Commercial Street. While at the hotel, Kippie was blessed to work with The Kitchen’s founder, Sister Lorraine Biebel for a number of years.

Kippie became the Director of Major Gifts, a role she has held since 2008. Whether she is talking with clients, sharing the mission with the community, or raising money for the Capital Campaign—Kippie has been an integral part of The Kitchen’s success. In 2021, Kippie was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s Most Influential Women.

“We are so grateful for the many years of service Kippie has given to The Kitchen, Inc. While she will be greatly missed, her retirement is well-deserved after so many years of dedicated, quality service.” says Meleah Spencer, CEO

Please join The Kitchen staff Friday, February 11 at 11:30am for a drive-thru party to wish Kippie well in her retirement. Motorists can enter The Kitchen’s campus at 730 N Glenstone Ave through the Glenstone entrance and exit onto Chestnut Expressway.

About The Kitchen, Inc.

The Kitchen, Inc.’s mission is to bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless. Dedicated staff, collaboration with community organizations, and community support allow us to end homelessness for families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. To learn more, visit

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