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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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Saint Luke’s South Hospital – Books & Boutiques

The ninth annual Books & Boutiques, a benefit for Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Art of Caring and Comfort, took place on April 16th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 900 guests enjoyed shopping and remarks from CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. The evening prior, a private book signing of Lesley’s book, […]

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The Center for Practical Bioethics – Annual Dinner

The Center for Practical Bioethics held its Annual Dinner on May 3rd at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Will Schwalbe, best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club, was the keynote speaker. Linda Johnson, Mary Kay McPhee and Kate Marshall Karen Miller, Jane Lombard and Jack Alpert Truman Christopher, Branden Christopher, […]

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2016 Class of Rising Star – Greg Porter

Unlike many community leaders in Our Town, Gregory Porter had to overcome a myriad of difficulties in his early life. His mother, who spoke and read very little English, came to the United States from Korea to follow her American husband. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she was then forced to support herself and her three […]

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The Mission Project – Run for the Roses

The Mission Project’s ninth annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala was held on May 7th at Lake Quivira Country Club. Guests enjoyed signature mint juleps, horse betting and an appearance by Psylence, an American Royal champion show horse. Shelly and Evan Howe posed with Psylence. Jenna and Tim Crough Additional photos featured in […]

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