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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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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Vanessa Williams was the featured performer at the 31st Anniversary Cabaret. She dazzled the audience with her voice and wit. The event, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held on February 25th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. More than $600,000 was raised, and the funds will be used to end […]

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15th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon

The 15th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon was held on March 8th at the Kansas City Convention Center. More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the creative event that featured acclaimed performers, an artist reception and Featured Artist Cheryl Eve Acosta whose sculptural pieces were on display before the event. Cheryl handcrafted each of the five awards that […]

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Notre Dame de Sion School – A Toast to Sion Gala

March 3rd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s A Toast to Sion Gala. More than 400 guests celebrated Sion at the 32nd annual event. Alison Begley Schissler ’80, and Samuel Schissler and Paetra Desmarteau Serra ’87, and Gino Serra served as the chairmen. Kris and Jason Townsend and Davon Hazley and Malcolm […]

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Newhouse – New Day Luncheon

March 27th was the date for Newhouse’s Annual New Day Luncheon at Grand Street. Loren Halifax served as the emcee. The mission of Newhouse is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. Vicki Kraft, Newhouse; Tracy Lockton and […]

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction will be held on October 18th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests will enjoy sampling the chefs’ creations for a special tasting experience. The festive evening also includes cocktails, silent and live auctions and fund-a-need. Jenny Thomas and Makenzie Eisel   Carolyn Long […]

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Alphapointe – Boots & Pearls, Wine & Whiskey

Guests enjoyed sampling wines, whiskeys and a variety of small bites from local eateries and caterers at Alphapointe’s third annual Boots & Pearls, Wine & Whiskey event. The festivities were held at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on February 23rd. Prudence Coleman, Pete Martinez and Elaine Sinn   Jessica Troester, Yolanda Searcy Guess, Cassandra Taylor, […]

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