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The Symphony Ball – Anne and Howard Elsberry

Anne and Howard Elsberry will serve as honorary chairmen of the Symphony Ball, which will be held on September 9th. Both the Elsberrys grew up in Moberly, Missouri. They are graduates of Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville. After graduation, Howard pursued a career in retailing for a few years prior […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Create the Night…Through the Eyes of Picasso

Christy and Bill Gautreaux will be serving as the honorary chairmen for the Committee of 100’s black-tie gala, Create the Night…Through the Eyes of Picasso, on October 14th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Guests will have an opportunity to see this internationally-renowned exhibition, which presents how non-western art influenced the work of Picasso. The […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Tracy Lyon Tetrick

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Tracy Lyon Tetrick as president. Tracy is a BOTAR, class of 1990 and has served on the Executive Committee as treasurer in 1999, vice president of BOTAR activities in 2004 and vice president of the American Royal activities in 2015. Her other […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. He is co-chairman of the Wild Card Task Force. Austin is a board member of Children’s Mercy’s Mercy Ambassadors Auxiliary. He was a Japanese major at The University of Kansas, and his favorite sports team is the Tottenham Hotspur, an English Premier League Football team. […]

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2017 Class of Rising Stars – Patrick Parkes

Following graduate school, Patrick Parkes has worked in Our Town’s non-profit sector for three years and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. He serves as the Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Kansas Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to providing information about Kansans’ tax dollars. Patrick essentially analyzes […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Patrick Parkes

Patrick Parkes is a volunteer with Variety KC. He drafted the language for its 2016 mission video and believes that conversations can educate others on the importance of inclusion as well as change attitudes about disability in the community. According to Patrick, each interaction is an important one for Variety and could lead to a […]

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2017 Class of Rising Star – Dean Newton

Dean Newton is the managing director of Delta Dental and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. “I have known Dean as a good friend and have seen him participate and be a leader in a variety of public service and business activities,” said Shannon Blades, Basys Systems. “I know him to […]

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Children’s Mercy – Great HeighTS Clinic

A Pink Party was held recently at Children’s Mercy’s Great HeighTS Clinic. Sporting KC and the Shadow Buddies Foundation hosted the event that featured tiaras, nail polish, hair and make-up, and Disney princess accessories. Turner Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome that affect’s a girl’s development. Amanda […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Edgar Palacios

Edgar Palacios is a senior director of resource development and community engagement at Connections to Success. He is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017. Edgar is a co-chairman of the social committee and serves on the Law and Order Task Force.  Mercedes Givens and Edgar Palacios Also featured in the May 13, 2017 […]

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