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2017 Most Wanted Honoree Colby Jones

2017 Most Wanted Honoree Colby Jones is Chief Financial Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. He began his involvement with BBBS as a bowling captain at Bowl for Kids’ Sake in 1998. Colby was a Big Brother for 10 years and was named Big Brother of the Year for the state […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Janelle Hersperger

Janelle Hersperger is a Kansas City native. As a member of Centurions, class of 2018, she has served on the History of Kansas City Task Force and the community leadership committee. Janelle is employed with Citizens Bank & Trust as a vice president of commercial banking. She enjoys teaching budgeting and working with children, activities […]

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The 68th BOTAR Ball – Tracy Lyon Tetrick

The 68th BOTAR Ball will take place on October 21st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Tracy Lyon Tetrick is serving as president of BOTAR and is a BOTAR, class of 1990. She has been on the Executive Committee as treasurer in 1999, vice president of BOTAR activities in 2004 and […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus – Dinner of Note

Dinner of Note, a benefit for the Heartland Men’s Chorus, will be held on October 28th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This year’s theme is “The Queen and Mad Hatter’s Ball.” The honorary chairmen are Chris Beal and Tim Van Zandt. Jenny Harris and Brian Larios are serving as co-chairmen. Attire? […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Danielle LeRoy

Danielle LeRoy is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017, where she has served as co-chairman of the curriculum committee and as a member of the Parks and Rec Task Force. In addition to being lead marketer at Centric Projects, she also heads the firm’s coordination efforts for volunteer activities. Among the organizations which […]

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Rising Star Reflection – Jake Jacobson

Jake Jacobson spent seven months studying dance with Joan Augustyn in preparation for BMA Foundation’s Dine & Dance With The Stars. Following 13 fundraisers in 13 weeks, the duo performed their three-minute ballroom routine to “Groove is in the Heart” and “HandClap” in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Overland Park Convention Center on […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

November 10th is the night for Crescendo, a benefit for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Peggy and Terry Dunn are the honorary chairmen, and Nancy Thiessen and Dalene Bradford are serving as co-chairmen. The event will be held in Helzberg Hall of the Kauffman Center, and all proceeds will fund student scholarships. Nancy […]

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