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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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Urban Ranger Corps – Urban Rendezvous IX

Urban Ranger Corps’ Urban Rendezvous IX will be held on October 25th at The College Basketball Experience and The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Dr. Kimberly Beatty and Dr. Vince Key will be honored with Urban Ranger Corps’ 2018 Community Service Award. Nicole Jacobs Silvey is serving as the honorary chairman. Also featured in […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang is a member of the Spring 2020 Class of Centurions, where he serves on the recruitment committee and the Wildcard Task Force. His title at Starlight Theatre is development coordinator. Andrew’s home life is centered around his wife, Katherine, and their dog, Carter. Volunteering is an important part of his life. Among the […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Libby Irving

Libby Irving is a dedicated volunteer at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. She also brings her attention to detail and zest for life to the leadership roles she has held on the Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board and for events such as Stems: A Garden Soirée and Botanical Brewfest. Libby Irving and […]

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2018 Directors of Philanthropy

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live. Wonderscope Children’s Museum * To spark a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. Board Members: (Front row) Katie […]

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