DWTS for Mail ChimpKim Budde competed in Dancing with the Stars – Dubuque Style for Opening Doors on May 12, 2018. Kim is the Vice President of Human Resources at Kunkel & Associates, Inc. She is also our Board VP and Chair of our Personnel Committee. Each dancer worked very hard to collect donations for their designated charity prior to the event. This event was sponsored by the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce event.

Kim's family picture for Feb 2018 newsletter


“I was approached by Barry Gentry from the Dubuque Chamber about the potential of participating in Dancing with the Stars: Dubuque Style to help a local non-profit. As anyone could imagine, I had a plethora of questions. After giving it some consideration and consulting with my close colleagues and friends, it just felt like the right thing to do.

I’ve been involved with Opening Doors for the past eight years in several facets. I’m currently a member of the Board of Directors. Giving my time and humbling experiences with them, they were a natural fit as the selection of my non-profit. It’s an honor for me to participate in this fundraising event to help fight homelessness and assist in rebuilding women’s lives not only by providing shelter, but supporting them in their efforts to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. I am excited, hopeful and beyond nervous. I’m relying on a really good dance partner! Thank you to my husband & children as well as the members of this great community for all the support towards this important journey for me and Opening Doors.”
—Kim Budde