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The Whole Person – It’s Magic! Night of Independence Gala

The Whole Person’s It’s Magic! – Night of Independence Gala was held on September 22nd. Sally Firestone, 2017 Paul H. Levy Founder’s Award winner; was the honorary chairman, and Morgan Perry served as the chairman. The event featured a video message by Magician David Copperfield, a cocktail reception, live magic and aerial performances, silent and […]

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First Call – Celebration Evening

First Call’s annual Celebration Evening was held on September 20th at The Gallery Event Space. Dr. Heather Hale Rosburg and Chris Rosburg served as the chairmen. More than 350 guests enjoyed dinner and remarks from Keynote Speaker Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland. The evening raised awareness about First Call and substance use disorder as a […]

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Niles – 135th Anniversary

Today, Niles operates a residential treatment center and provides day programs to assist youths and families, but its roots go back to 1883. At that time, Samuel Eason began caring for homeless, orphaned children near 18th and Vine Streets. It started with one man, an African-American bricklayer, doing what he could for those in need, […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Committee of 100 – Celebratory Luncheon

September 18th was the date for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Committee of 100’s seventh annual Celebratory Luncheon at the Museum. Marshall Watson, native Kansas Citian, author and interior designer, was the featured guest. Laura Powell and Mary Ann Powell were the co-chairmen. Marilyn and Jim Hebenstreit hosted the Benefactor Dinner. The Committee of 100 is a […]

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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball

The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “To Paris with Love,” was held on September 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and a performance by Maestro Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Afterward, partygoers danced the night away to the music of KOKOMO with […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Benefactors’ Party Prelude 2018

Harriman-Jewell Series’ Benefactors’ Party for Prelude 2018 was held at The American Restaurant. Roswitha and Ken Schaffer were the honorary chairmen, and Michelle and Chuck Ritter served as the chairmen. Guests enjoyed the night of celebration, music and support of the Harriman-Jewell Series. Renae and Phil Krause with Anne and Gary Barnes   Pati Chasnoff, Merry […]

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Rose Brooks Center – Casino and Auction Night

Kathy and Matt Taranto served as chairmen of Rose Brooks Center’s Casino and Auction Night. The 14th annual event featured casino-style gaming, silent and live auctions and live music. Proceeds support the families and pets of Rose Brooks Center. Bob and Janice Morton with Kathy and Matt Taranto, chairmen Joseph Eke and Sheila Urum-Eke   […]

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Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center – Golden Globe Gala

September 15th was the date for Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center’s Golden Globe Gala at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the health center. Haley Harrison and Steven Albritton served as the hosts. More than $176,000 was raised to help provide high quality, compassionate and affordable health care […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

Robin and Scott Boswell and Lisa and Mike Hagedorn were the co-chairmen, and members of the Kemper family served as the honorary co-chairmen of the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s fourth annual Night at the Tower on September 15th. More than 500 guests enjoyed the one-of-a-kind experience, complete with cocktails, eclectic fare, an […]

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