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Phoenix Family – 15th annual Un*Gala

April 27th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 15th annual Un*Gala, “Stories of Us: A Modern Fairy Tale,” at the Kansas City Convention Center. Jonathan Cohn was honored as the 2018 Distinguished Community Leader, and three residents were recognized with the Clifton R. Cohn Community Leader Award. Guests dressed as their favorite fairytale or storybook […]

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The Family Conservancy – Mother of All Happy Hours

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, a series of parties known as the Mother of All Happy Hours benefited The Family Conservancy. Holy Cross Church held its annual Happy Hour. Betsy Vander Velde was the host for a gathering at Grand Street. Dr. Barbara McGrath and Maria O’Connor, a mother-daughter duo, partnered to […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball, “An Evening of Bel Canto”

Carol and C. Humbert Tinsman were the honorary chairmen, and Monica Mitchell-Werp served as the chairman of the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “An Evening of Bel Canto.” The April 5th event was held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The evening featured entertainment by Metropolitan Opera Star Tenor Ben Bliss, […]

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Kansas City CARE Clinic – Bloom Party, “Cirque Electrique”

Kansas City CARE Clinic’s Bloom Party, “Cirque Electrique,” was held on April 21st at The Truman. Kiran Chandra, Tom Nagel, James Smith, and Mark Sawkin served as co-chairmen of the glam rock circus, where Barnum and Bailey met Bowie and Blondie. Eric Ireland, Shawn Smith, Wes Warner, and Christopher Wilson   Kelsey Middaugh, Quixotic   […]

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MOCSA – Community Luncheon

Tavia and Clark Hunt were the honorary chairmen, Denise Delcore and John Green were the community support committee co-chairmen and Becky Loboda and Alicia Starr served as the co-chairmen for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA’s) Community Luncheon. The April 26th event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. […]

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Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, Cinco de Meow

Sandy and David L. Johnson were the honorary chairmen, and Nancy and David Yeamans and Jill and Raymond Kowalik served as the co-chairmen of Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, Cinco de Meow. The May 5th fiesta was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Gary Lezak served as the emcee with his dog, Sunny, a Wayside […]

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HNC Living Foundation – MASKS for AID: discovery

Jo Ellen and Dave Dyer served as chairmen of HNC Living Foundation’s MASKS for AID: discovery on April 6th at Starlight Theatre. Guests enjoyed delicious food stations from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and bidding on six original works of art, commissioned for the event and created from patients’ radiation masks. Proceeds support HNC Living Foundation […]

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The Angel Board of The Children’s Place – Angels’ Gala

April 6th was the date for The Angel Board of The Children’s Place’s sixth annual Angels’ Gala. Laura and David Hall were the honorary chairmen, and Ann Crampton and Laurie Warwick served as co-chairmen. The record-breaking event raised more than $740,000. Abby Eden was the emcee. David Hall, honorary chairman    John and Rita Saladino, […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Maker Breakfast

More than 300 guests gathered on April 11th for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Maker Breakfast at The Gallery Event Space. Guests heard inspirational stories and learned about the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to get involved in its individual giving program, Match Makers. Dr. Mark Bedell and […]

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