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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Appreciation Banquet

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s annual Match Appreciation Banquet was held on April 8th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,000 Bigs and Littles gathered for the event that celebrated life-changing friendship. Matches enjoyed pre-show entertainment and were recognized by their match length. The Little Spotlight and Big of the […]

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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Stardust Gala

Cathi and David Brain served as the honorary chairmen for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Stardust Gala on April 7th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dining and dancing to classic Kansas City big band jazz, with 17 musicians and Molly Hammer, vocalist; under the direction of Artistic Director Clint Ashlock. Sally […]

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Kansas City Ballet – 60th Anniversary Celebration

April 8th was the date for The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Julia Irene Kauffman and the late Muriel McBrien Kauffman were honored, as well as many others from Kansas City Ballet’s past and present. Former and current dancers each introduced an era of the Kansas […]

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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon

Cathy Baier and Maria Maffry served as co-chairmen of the Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon, “MORE Than I Thought I Could Be,” on April 4th. The event drew more than 1,100 guests. Recipients of the 2018 Beth K. Smith Award were Elizabeth and James Ferrell, Kate Ferrell Banks and David Banks and Pamela Breuckmann. They […]

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Promise of Hope

April 5th was the date for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope luncheon at the Ritz Charles. More than 700 guests heard how CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children. Adoptive parents Jodi and Dr. Ryan Fischer and their CASA volunteer, Carol Dykman, shared their moving story […]

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49th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) will host the 49th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse through May 13th. The home is located at 445 West 56th Street. Judy Barackman and Vandra Solomon are serving as the co-chairmen. The first Symphony Designers’ Showhouse was presented in 1970. The project has enabled KCSA to contribute more than five million […]

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Benedictine College – Scholarship Ball

More than 800 guests gathered for Benedictine College’s annual Scholarship Ball. Joan Moyer Kemlage and Thomas Kemlage and Pamela Schaefer Kramer and Kevin Kramer were honored with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict. Lené Westerman and Kate McClard Carr and Patrick Carr were the co-chairmen, and John Holt served as the emcee. Jeanne […]

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