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Cheers to Volunteers! – Ben McAnany

For Ben McAnany, getting ready for a golf tournament doesn’t mean just working on his backswing and practicing putting. For three years, he has served as the golf committee chairman for a tournament that benefits Sheffield Place. Ben works with other dedicated volunteers and makes the process fun. Each year, the event has raised more […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Derek Klaus

Derek Klaus graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at The University of Kansas in 2006. He is director of communications with Visit KC. As a member of Centurions Spring Class of 2020, Derek is a member of the social committee and the Trip Task Force – this year, the destination is Salt […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball

April 13th is the date for Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “For the Love of Opera,” to be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Marilyn and Kenneth Hager are the honorary chairmen, and Pamela Bruce and Barbara Haviland are serving as the co-chairmen. The gala will feature a program of […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Tricia Scott

For 15 years, Tricia Scott has been a tireless volunteer with the Lyric Opera Circle. She was chairman of the Lyric Opera Ball in 2009 and was elected president in 2010. Tricia is now serving as president for the second time. Also featured in the October 27, 2018 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Strauss […]

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The Epsten Gallery – House Party

October 24th is the date for The Epsten Gallery’s House Party. Lori Kallaher and Laura Mombello are serving as the co-chairmen of the event that will be held in a lovely, private home in Union Hill. Regina and Bill Kort are the honorary chairmen of the cocktail party that will feature a fantastic collection on […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Leanne Breiby

Leanne Breiby grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and graduated with honors from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas. She now lives in downtown Kansas City with her boyfriend and two cats.  Leanne assists donors in establishing charitable funds at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, where […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Tekia Thompson

See that smile? That’s what you first notice about Tekia Thompson. As a volunteer with Friends of University Academy, she helps in numerous ways, including stuffing envelopes and updating the database. In addition, she also works at After the Harvest and runs her own catering company.  Also featured in the October 13, 2018 issue of […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 45th Annual Snow Ball

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ 45th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 19th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Patty and Don Kincaid are the honorary presidents, and Fran and Neil Douthat are serving as the presidents. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, a formal dinner and dancing into the night. Proceeds […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo – Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown is the Crescendo featured performer. His early interest in music was fueled by Earth, Wind & Fire and James Brown. What most fascinated him were the horn sections. He first learned about jazz from his father, a decade ago. Matthew was a senior at the Chicago High School for the Arts when he […]

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