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Midwest Innocence Project – Faces of Innocence

April 19th was the date for Faces of Innocence at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jarrett Adams, who was exonerated after 10 years in prison, was the keynote speaker.  Proceeds support the Midwest Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted in five states. Exoneree and Emcee Brian […]

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Harvesters – Forks & Corks

Mark Donovan was the honorary chairman for Forks & Corks, a benefit for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, on April 28th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the event with gourmet fare and wine from more than 50 of Our Town’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. Board Members […]

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Hats Off to Mothers – Cocktail Party

March 30th was the date for the Hats Off to Mothers Honoree Cocktail Party at Carriage Club. The event welcomed the 2016 honorees and celebrated past honorees with a butterfly pinning ceremony. Laurie Ingram, 2010 honoree; and Carmen Sabates served as the co-chairmen. 2016 Honoree Connie Mendolia, 2010 Honoree Lucille Tutera, and 2015 Honoree Peaches […]

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The Family Conservancy – Brew for Books

Boulevard Brewing Company was the setting for The Family Conservancy’s third annual Brew for Books on April 14th. More than 250 guests donated more than 725 books for children from birth through age five, who are living in poverty. Ryan Triggs was the featured entertainer.  Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of Ryan Triggs. Joe Harmon, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jeff Blaesing

Jeff Blaesing graduated from the University of Nebraska where he played baseball and received his executive master of business administration degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2016, and has been involved with the Legacy Project. He and his wife, Becci, have two children, Katelynn […]

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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years

Barbara P. Allen and Deborah Allen were the honorary co-chairmen, and Debby Ballard and Cora Storbeck served as the co-chairmen of The Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. More than 1,000 guests celebrated three decades of WEN at the April 6th event. Lynnette Williams, […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

Jackson County CASA held its 16th annual Light of Hope Breakfast on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The featured speaker was Nicole Ross, who spoke about the adversity she faced as an older foster youth who aged out of the system. Carol and John Yorke received the Light of […]

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