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Spotlight on Centurions – Marc Shaffer

Wildcat! Marc Shaffer is a Kansas State University graduate who stays true to his roots. He is a past president of the school’s human ecology alumni advisory board. Marc is the incoming president for the Kansas State University personal financial planning advisory board, and he serves on the Kansas City K-State alumni planning committee. He […]

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Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo

June 1st is the date for the Kansas City Zoo’s Jazzoo, “Rub Elbows. Touch Fins.” Kelly and Ron Lockton are serving as the chairmen of the 29th annual event. Partygoers will enjoy tasty tidbits from more than 70 of Our Town’s best restaurants, signature cocktails from 10 specialty and full service bars and live entertainment […]

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Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Synergy Services’ Honorary Stars for the 28th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards are Anita Gorman and Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Brynn McCan is the chairman for the event, which will be held on May 4th at the Kansas City Zoo. More than 5,000 students have written essays nominating people they know, and the evening will feature […]

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THE INDEPENDENT’S 2018 CLASS OF RISING STARS

Shelly Doucet, Director of Development, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Education “Shelly’s passion is serving and fundraising for non profits. In her professional and personal time, she is always considering how she can make her community stronger. She constantly sees potential community connections – encouraging cross-collaboration between non profits, philanthropists and businesses.” Jennifer Ingraham, UMKC Foundation […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Tom Reorda

Last summer, the Kansas City Royals invited Tom Reorda to sit in the Buck O’Neil legacy seat during a game. At a September luncheon, Tom received the Harvesters’ Circle of Hope Award as Hunger Champion – Individual. These are huge honors — what did Tom do to deserve them? The answer: Plenty! Tom first volunteered […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jason Webb

As a member of Centurions, class of 2019, Jason Webb is supporting the February STEM Task Force and planning the Women’s Leadership Forum, which will be held in early March. The Kansas City Anti Violence Project (KCAVP) is an organization that is important to him, and he serves on its board and the executive committee. […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry event will be held on April 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman biographer, will be the featured guest. He will receive the 2018 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan are the honorary chairmen, […]

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