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Powell Gardens – Under A Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

Ashley Broockerd and Anne Riker Powell were the co-chairmen for Under A Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction, which was held at Powell Gardens on June 11th. The honorary chairman was Alan Branhagen, the former director of horticulture. A Fund-A-Need in Alan’s honor supported the expansion, and care and maintenance of the plant […]

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Royals Charities – Diamond of Dreams

More than 1,250 guests attended Diamond of Dreams, Royals Charities on-field gala, which recently took place at Kauffman Stadium. Guests enjoyed a performance by LeAnn Rimes, a VIP Party and a Black Hawk helicopter. Proceeds supported Royals Charities, which funded local organizations supporting military families. Jorge Bonifacio and Cheslor Cuthbert, both with the Kansas City […]

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Children’s Mercy Cancer Center – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, and David Koechner served as hosts for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, an annual benefit for the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center. The events, which were held on June 23rd and 24th, included a celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium, bowling at Pinstripes and a victory party and […]

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The Jewel Ball

The 63rd anniversary of The Jewel Ball was held on June 17th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Nancy Sachse served as the chairman. Proceeds support the Kansas City Symphony and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Mrs. Louis Larrick Ward, Mr. Thomas Selby Ward and Mrs. Scott Hardman Ward Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morton Kissick […]

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March of Dimes – Local Impact Celebration

June 7th was the date for March of Dimes’ Local Impact Celebration at The Brass on Baltimore. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while learning more about the organization’s fundraising in Our Town and its Community, Advocacy, Research, Education, and Support Programs.  Stacy Duncan, Chad and Sarah Nelson and Jeremy Higgins Ken Jackson, Shalea Harris, […]

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Celebrate the Coterie: where there are no small characters

Celebrate the Coterie: where there are no small characters was held on June 10th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Theresa Stoker served as the chairman. Jeanne Sosland, advisory board member; was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrew Van Der Laan, board member; Rebecca Schwietz, Elizabeth and Ian Arnold, and Michael […]

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CASA SuperHero 5K

Corporate Woods was the setting for the fourth annual CASA SuperHero 5K benefiting CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties and Jackson County CASA was held on June 25th. Creative costumes were everywhere – and, for the first time, dogs were allowed at the event. Heather Physioc with Ford as Captain America and Otto as Batman […]

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