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The University of Kansas Health System – Treads & Threads

Jill and Ray Kowalik are serving as the chairmen, and Eric Stonestreet is the honorary chairman for The University of Kansas Health System’s 17th annual Treads & Threads. Gratitude is the theme for this year’s event, which will be held on September 7th at the Kansas Speedway. John Holt will be the emcee for a […]

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Spark the Arts in Young Hearts

October 9th is the date for Kansas City Young Audiences’ Spark the Arts in Young Hearts Luncheon at the Uptown Theater. Linda and Steve Taylor will serve as the honorary chairmen. Proceeds will support Kansas City Young Audience’s mission to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity and inspire success in education. Also featured […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Adam Miller

Adam Miller is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. He has served as a member of the diversity committee and as a member of the Wildcard Task Force. Adam is the director of alumni fellowship for Teach For America – Kansas City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies and a master’s degree […]

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Name Dropping – 2018 Jewel Ball Chairman

When Charlotte Russell White (Mrs. Dwayne Kent White) makes her appearance as Jewel Ball chairman at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, it will be a family affair. Among those cheering her on will be her mother, Janet Redheffer Russell (Mrs. William Hamer Russell), who served as chairman in 1982 and honorary chairman in 2013. Two […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Jacqueline Erickson Russell

Jacqueline Erickson Russell grew up in California and graduated from Yale University. Jacqueline fell in love with Kansas City when she moved here to participate in Teach for America. A member of Centurions, class of 2019, she a senior program officer on the education team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Frank White III, Jacqueline […]

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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball

September 8th is the date for The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “To Paris With Love,” to be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Guests will enjoy French music performed by the Kansas City Symphony, a silent auction, cocktails, and delicious cuisine with a French flair. Laurie Burgess is the chairman, and Mary […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Karen Downing

Karen Downing is the auction chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Kansas City Shoot for the Cure event. She is known for her ability to procure highly desirable items for the auction – a great many of them! The total raised by the silent auction just keeps rising. In addition, Karen and her husband, Doug, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Caitlin O’Byrne Waters

Caitlin O’Byrne Waters is an employee benefits consultant at CBIZ, where she helps companies develop strategies that will attract and retain employees. As a member of Centurions, class of 2019, she is serving on the diversity and inclusion committee. In addition, she is part of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force. Destination? Cincinnati. Caitlin has a […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Alvin Ward

Alvin Ward has donated more than 600 hours of his time to Spay and Neuter Kansas City. He has provided customer service at the wellness clinic and assisted as a vet tech at a mobile clinic. Alvin is very knowledgable about the organization and its programs. He also is noted for his patience and decisiveness. […]

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