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In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Salvation Army – Women’s Auxiliary

At the Salvation Army’s Westport Community Center, members of the women’s auxiliary helped mailed out the Shopping With A Heart catalog, its annual fundraiser for The Army’s Children’s Center. Also featured in the May 17, 2014 issue of The Independent  (Seated) Rebecca Laughlin, Louise Barnow, Kay Roscoe, and Kathleen Anderson (standing) Joanne Kurre, Pat Conway, […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Dawn Taylor

Dawn Taylor was honored as a Rising Star, Class of 2014. She has spent her career in the non-profit sector, including 17 years in fundraising roles at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Dawn is an 11-year volunteer at Operation Breakthrough and a past board member of Quixotic Fusion and […]

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Harvester’s – Chef Classic

June 29th is the date for Harvester’s Chef Classic to be held at The American Restaurant. Kent Sunderland is serving as honorary chairman and Michael Corvino, The American Restaurant; is the host chef. The visiting chefs are Gregory Gourdet, Departure Restaurant, Portland, Oregon; Gavin Kaysen, Cafe Boulud, New York City; and Stephanie Prida, Manresa, Los […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – JiaoJiao Shen

A passionate Arthritis Foundation volunteer and board member, JiaoJiao Shen is willing to emcee any event, including Art for Arthritis, the Walk to Cure Arthritis and Commitment to a Cure. JiaoJiao’s commitment to the fight against arthritis is very inspiring.  Also featured in the May 17th issue of The Independent   

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Crib Note – Henry James Golden

A handsome baby boy named Henry James Golden arrived on March 29th to proud parents Lauren Gyllenborg Golden and Justin Golden of Leawood. Henry arrived 17 days early because he did not want to miss his big sister Daphne’s second birthday party! He weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Henry has […]

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Great Plains SPCA – Pawtini Gala

Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini Gala, “Seeing Spots,” was held on March 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ann Jandl and Debbie Ward served as co-chairmen of the event that featured cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. Also featured in the May 17, 2014 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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March of Dimes – Nurse of the Year Awards

November 7th is the date for the March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards to be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event recognizes nurses from a variety of nursing practice settings whose strength, courage and perseverance advance their profession. Karen L. Miller, The University of Kansas School of Nursing; […]

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