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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

More than 1,200 guests enjoyed Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out on April 14th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Alison Krauss, winner of 27 Grammy Awards, was the featured performer. Partygoers enjoyed a special musical tribute featuring both current and former Club members. Dave Smith, who is preparing to […]

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The Family Conservancy – Brew for Books

April 12th was the date for The Family Conservancy’s fifth annual Brew for Books at Boulevard Brewing Company. The event collected 1,375 books and supported early literacy for nearly 80,000 children in Our Town. Mayor Sly James and Mayor David Alvey shared the stage in support of early literacy and school readiness in Our Town. […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – Benefactor Party

The beautiful home of Anne and Howard Elsberry was the setting for the Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “An Evening of Bel Canto,” on April 5th. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious buffet and a performance by the Lyric Opera Resident Artists. Carol and C. Humbert Tinsman were the honorary chairmen, […]

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The University of Kansas – Spring Board Meeting

The University of Kansas Health System and The University of Kansas Medical Center’s Advancement Board held its annual Spring Board Meeting and social at the Academic Medical Center on April 26th. The board, comprised of business and civic leaders from Our Town, is a powerful advocate for the academic medical center. Pat McCown is the […]

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Royals Charities – Celebrity Golf Tournament

April 23rd was the date for Royals Charities’ 11th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Shadow Glen Golf Club. The event raised $100,000 for Royals Charities and the Special Olympics KC Metro. Joe Randa, Kansas City Royals   Doc Worley, Les Smith, John Wathan, Kansas City Royals; Don Wagner and Marsh Dean   Cam Gallagher, Kansas […]

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Powell Gardens

What’s new at Powell Gardens? Plenty! April 13th was the date for the dedication of the Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden. On the 14th, Union Station Kansas City’s Innovation Center was the site of a dinner in celebration of reaching the halfway point in the Strengthen Today to Ensure the Future Campaign. In other good […]

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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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