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MOCSA – Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction

August 27th is the date for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA’s) 12th annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction at The Gallery Event Space. Guests will enjoy drinks, delicious fare, silent and live auctions, and entertainment from 2Proud2Beg. Debbie and Russ Welsh are the honorary chairmen, and Ingrid VanBiber and Denise […]

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Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Centennial Gala

October 22nd is the date for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ Centennial Gala at Union Station Kansas City. Mayor Sly James is the honorary chairman, and Carla Duryee is the ambiance chairman. Partygoers will enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing to the tunes of Lost Wax. Carla Duryee, ambiance chairman Mayor Sly James, honorary […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Maggie Fitzgerald

Maggie Fitzgerald is a member of the Centurions Class of 2016. She has spent nearly two decades sharing her passion for strategic marketing, branding, and communications in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and recently completed the Kauffman Foundation’s TechVentures Entrepreneurship Program. She […]

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2016 Rising Star – Karen Abramowitz

Karen Abramowitz is delighted and honored to be a 2016 Rising Star and to be included in the company of such remarkable professionals who make a difference in Our Town. The award also serves as a humble reminder of the importance of giving back.  She began her career in journalism, working as an associate producer […]

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2016 Class of Rising Star – Greg Porter

Unlike many community leaders in Our Town, Gregory Porter had to overcome a myriad of difficulties in his early life. His mother, who spoke and read very little English, came to the United States from Korea to follow her American husband. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she was then forced to support herself and her three […]

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Kansas City Symphony League – Symphony Ball

Christine and Ford Maurer will serve as the honorary chairmen, and Barbara Storm is the chairman of the Kansas City Symphony League’s presentation of the Symphony Ball’s “Evening Overtures.” The event will take place on September 10th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Styler Phelps

Skyler Phelps is a treasured volunteer at Sheffield Place. He serves as a board member and also as the chairman of the Off the Wall art event. Skyler gives his time and talents to Sheffield Place and its mission of healing and self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. Curt Thomas, Kelly Welch, Sheffield Place; […]

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