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26 Issues

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

I ON PHILANTHROPY

Cheers to Volunteers! – Al Risden

Al Risden has been a motivating force for Sprint’s Give Lunch initiative since it began in 2007 to donate food and pack sack lunches for hungry children and families. Al has had a perfect attendance record for all 96 Give Lunch packing sessions. He is an Ambassador for Harvesters and was named Harvesters’ Volunteer of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Matt Benge

Matt Benge is a graduate of The University of Kansas. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2016. Matt serves on the membership committee of the Association for Corporate Growth and is on the Chiefs Charity Game committee for The Children’s Place. Matt and his wife, Katie, have a ten-month-old daughter, Rose. Katie and […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

September 17th is the date for the second annual Night at the Tower, a benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Trudy and Jack Gabriel are the chairmen, and Bill Dunn, Sr., representing the Dunn Family, is the honorary chairman. (Seated) Bill Dunn, Sr., honorary chairman; and Jack Gabriel, chairman (standing) Trudy […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jeff Blaesing

Jeff Blaesing graduated from the University of Nebraska where he played baseball and received his executive master of business administration degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2016, and has been involved with the Legacy Project. He and his wife, Becci, have two children, Katelynn […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

Linda and Mike Lyon are the chairmen, and Susan Gordon and Scott Francis are serving as the honorary chairmen for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo. The November 4th event will be held in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Honorary Chairmen Scott Francis and Susan Gordon Chairmen Mike […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC – Red Shoe Shindig

September 17th is the date for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City’s Red Shoe Shindig at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club. Ann and Bob Regnier and Kate and Jonathan Bender are serving as the co-chairmen. Proceeds from the event help provide a “home away from home” to the families of sick children. Co-chairmen Bob and […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Carolyn Voelker

Carolyn Voelker has made the library at Horizon Academy a better place to read and relax. While volunteering there twice a week, Carolyn reorganized the shelves, added decorative flair and registers new books so that students can continue to have access to new materials. Also featured in the May 14, 2016 issue   

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