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MOCSA – Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA’s) 11th annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction will be held on August 22nd at the Uptown Theater. Kim Harp and Ingrid VanBiber are serving as co-chairmen of the event that will feature cocktails, fabulous fare, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by Private Stock. […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jim Humphrey

Jim Humphrey is a partner at Polsinelli. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and class actions. Jim is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. He is chairman of the January Task Force on The Greater KC; Beyond Downtown and serves on the social committee. Jim and his wife, Heather, have two children, […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Melanie Fenske

Melanie Fenske was completely surprised when she was nominated to be a Rising Star of Philanthropy by Amanda Crain and June Anne Chalfant through her work for MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). “There are so many people who do amazing things, and it’s such an honor. MOCSA helps our community be a better […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is the chairman, and Ann Dickinson will serve as the honorary chairman of the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, and the presentation of the Pirouette Award. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Ballet and the Kansas […]

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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing – Hot Summer Nights

The 12th Street Bridge will be transformed into Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub at Hot Summer Nights, a benefit for Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. The June 27th event will feature signature cocktails, delicious fare from local restaurants and unique entertainment. Marlys and Michael Haverty are the […]

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph – Outpace Poverty

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Outpace Poverty will be held on June 20th.  The 5K Walk/Run starts on the north lawn of The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. Jean and Jeff Akerly are chairmen of the event that supports Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s mission to prevent and reduce poverty […]

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First Call – Celebrity Golf Tournament Ft. Willie Wilson

June 8th is the date for First Call’s Celebrity Golf Tournament Featuring Willie Wilson at Swope Memorial Golf Course. The 22nd annual event will feature lunch, a four-person scramble, a silent auction, dinner, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will support the programs of First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery. Committee Members Jeanetta Campbell and Hugh […]

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