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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers

Karen Mische, Lynda Robertson and Sara Bower Youngblood were the co-chairmen of Hats Off to Mothers on May 3rd at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Libby Blair, Pam Bruce, Debra Fink, Dr. Anne Johnson, Ellen Merriman, Marty Mos, and Sonia Warshawski were the honorees. The 15th anniversary event was a benefit for Open […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – 30th Anniversary Ball

April 21st was the date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 30th Anniversary Ball at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed a social hour, a five-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. Robin and Dr. Marc Hahn served as the chairmen. Kelly Eckerman, emcee   Martha and Rusty Smith […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS -Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

May 14th was the date for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ 37th annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic at Lake Quivira Country Club. This year’s event raised more than $161,000 to support Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ summer food program. Tom Johnson, Sandra Olivas-Talavera, Ashton Stephens, and Christal Watson   (Clockwise from […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System – Midwest Ear Institute Luncheon

May 17th was the date for Saint Luke’s Health System’s Midwest Ear Institute Luncheon. Rebecca Alexander was the featured speaker. Rebecca, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome type III, has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a teenager. She has a cochlear implant. More than […]

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The Symphony League – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s Kansas City was the setting for The Symphony League’s Spring Luncheon on May 9th. Marylou Turner is serving as the president. Marylou Turner, president; Laurie Burgess, Ball chairman; and John and Mary Edgar, Ball honorary chairmen   Board Chairman Bill and Peggy Lyons   Lisa Sirridge, Melanie Fenske, Wendy Melland, and Becky Pruitt   […]

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Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

More than 400 guests enjoyed cocktails and a delicious dinner at the 28th annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards on May 4th, which took place at the Kansas City Zoo. Proceeds supported Synergy Services. 2018 Kindest Kansas Citian Bri McKinnis and Lundy Byars    Ryan Brown, Kimber Brown, Michelle Brown, and Lanie Brown Also featured in […]

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March of Dimes – Greater Kansas City March for Babies

More than 8,000 people attended the March of Dimes’ Greater Kansas City March for Babies on April 29th at the Sprint Campus. Frank Clepper served as the chairman, with Carolyn Long and Gary Amble as emcees. Children had their pictures taken with Disney princesses and characters from Star Wars in the Kids’ Fun Zone and […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon was held on May 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Hosts Gail Van Way and Juliette Singer Spinks planned the event, and Craig Sole Designs provided the beautiful florals. Anne Elsberry and Carmen Sabates were pinned for their 25 years of service to the Circle. The 2018-19 […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

Chris Frantze and Ashley McDonald were named Man & Woman of the Year at The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale, which was held on May 17th. More than $515,000 was raised by the 13 candidates to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to honor Will Buckman and […]

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