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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.

Congratulations, Ashley & William!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edward Elder of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Elder, to Elmer William Stout, Jr., the son of Carol Krausnick Stout and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer William Stout II of Memphis, Tennessee. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Bonnie Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Russell […]

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The Family Conservancy – Mother of All Happy Hours

The fifth annual Mother of All Happy Hours was held recently. Volunteers in Our Town held happy hour events and collected baby items for the Family Conservancy. The items are used to stock a Mother’s Market, where Family Conservancy clients can shop. (Front row) Julie Ray, Molly Griffin, Anna Pennington, Katy Hornaday, Samantha Twenter, and […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Maggie Fitzgerald

Maggie Fitzgerald is a member of the Centurions Class of 2016. She has spent nearly two decades sharing her passion for strategic marketing, branding, and communications in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and recently completed the Kauffman Foundation’s TechVentures Entrepreneurship Program. She […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Black Tie Ball

The Black Tie Ball, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was held on April 23rd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Suzanne and Brad Smith served as the chairmen of the 28th annual event that featured “An Evening of Elegance” theme. Ali Edwards, Rusty Smith and Janna LaCock, Leukemia […]

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2016 Rising Star – Karen Abramowitz

Karen Abramowitz is delighted and honored to be a 2016 Rising Star and to be included in the company of such remarkable professionals who make a difference in Our Town. The award also serves as a humble reminder of the importance of giving back.  She began her career in journalism, working as an associate producer […]

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March of Dimes – March for Babies

The March of Dimes’ March for Babies Kansas City was held on May 1st in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Proceeds help mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Ambassador Ashley Higgins with her children, Reece and Carter Ellen McNamara, Chris Suchan and Brad Stephens served as the emcees. More than 10,000 people […]

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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2016 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Carol Fryer, Cappy Powell and Laura Redmond served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen.  Amy Volini, Page co-chairman; Susan Jones, Family Liaison chairman; and Sarah Bloss, Page chairman Page Reed, Jewel Ball chairman; and Nancy […]

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