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Spotlight on Centurions – Solissa Franco-McKay

Solissa Franco-McKay is the alumni relations manager for Kauffman Scholars. She holds two degrees from the University of Missouri–Kansas City: a bachelor of arts degree in middle school education and a master of arts degree in higher education administration. In the past, Solissa worked in higher education and as a middle school teacher. The San […]

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Holiday Mart – Amethyst Place

Women and children is the current focus area of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. One of its partners is Amethyst Place, which provides recovery housing. Amethyst Place’s EnCompass program features pairs of mentors who work with women who have children and low incomes. The emphasis is on solving personal and family issues in […]

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Name Dropping – Blythe Leonard Robertson

The BOTAR Ball  will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. This marks the 69th anniversary of the Ball, which is a benefit for the American Royal. This year’s BOTAR president is Blythe Leonard Robertson (Mrs. John Scott Robertson).      It takes two hands to count […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jabbar Wesley

Jabbar Wesley is a government affairs specialist for Spire and is a member of Centurions, class of 2020. He also is the founder of the Novel City Chamber of Innovation, which is a community economic development organization, focusing on maximizing the value of unified diversity through community events, education resource development services and business incubation […]

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The Junior League of KCMO – Holiday Mart

October 18th through the 21st are the dates for The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart, to be held at Bartle Hall. The fun-filled weekend will feature a diverse selection of retailers, a new special event and a new Holiday Mart printed program with information about the League. Co-chairmen Aubrey Holden and Courtney […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Shalea Walter

Shalea Walter received her bachelor’s degree in marketing and legal studies from the University of Central Missouri and is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. She is vice president and marketing manager at Arvest Bank. Shalea served as an event committee chairman for the eighth time for Phoenix Family Housing’s Annual Ungala this year. […]

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Name Dropping – Symphony Ball

Mary and John M. Edgar will serve as the honorary chairmen of the 2018 Symphony Ball, “To Paris With Love,” presented by the Symphony League of Kansas City. It will be held on September 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Music Director Michael Stern will present the Symphony’s first performance of the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Michael Condon

Raised on a family farm in rural Iowa, Michael Condon is a graduate of Iowa State University. He is a Centurion, class of 2019. Michael is an active volunteer in the Shawnee Mission School District, Curé of Ars Parish and Saint Luke’s Hospice. He and his wife, Carrie, have three daughters, Lilly, Cecilia and Margaret. […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – 2018 Kemper Gala

Christy and Bill Gautreaux are serving as the honorary chairmen of the 2018 Kemper Gala. The event will be held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on October 13th, and the culinary experts at Café Sebastienne are in charge of the delicious fare. Proceeds will go toward ensuring that more than 100,000 people enjoy […]

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