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Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques

April 6th was the date for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques at the Overland Park Convention Center. Frances Mayes was the keynote author. Proceeds from the event support the creation of an outdoor physical therapy garden at the future Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. The Rehabilitation Institute will offer the best robotics and enhanced therapeutic […]

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Welcome House – 5th Annual Breakfast

Nearly 1,000 guests gathered for the fifth annual Welcome House Breakfast on April 25th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Grant Baumgartner served as chairman of the event that raised awareness and funds for the Kansas City residential sober living recovery organization. Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf delivered a powerful keynote address chronicling his personal […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s 19th annual Wild About Harry was held on April 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. David McCullough was honored with the 2018 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan were the honorary chairmen, and Betsy and Tim Triplett served as the chairmen. […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

April 12th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s 18th annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Dianne Shumaker, Shumaker Family Foundation; received the Light of Hope Award for the Foundation’s generous support of CASA. Russ Welsh served as the honorary chairman. CASA Volunteer and Keynote Speaker Lisa Carpenter gave a moving address about the childhood experiences […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques Patrons’ Party

April 5th was the date for a Patrons’ Party for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques at the AMC Theatre Support Center. Guests enjoyed an opportunity to meet Frances Mayes, New York Times best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Frances signed copies of her latest novel, Women in Sunlight. Lee Ann and Brent Bloss […]

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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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