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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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2018 Class of Rising Star Ryan Shreve

Ryan Shreve is the chief financial officer for Fishtech Group and is a Rising Star, class of 2018. After serving six years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, he is currently a member of the Ambassador Board. He enjoyed spearheading the agency’s largest annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions  –  Julie Steenson

Julie Steenson is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. She serves on the community leadership committee and on the first task force to focus on women in Kansas City. Julie came to Our Town in 2006 as a Cookingham-Noll management fellow. She has continued to work for the City of Kansas City, […]

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2018 Class of Rising Star Shelly Doucet

Shelly Doucet is currently the director of development at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Education. She has both a juris doctorate and a master’s degree in social work, but her passion is serving as a fundraiser for non profits. While Shelly has lived in Our Town, she has been the development director at […]

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