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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

February 27th was the night for Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner. Students from the Shawnee Mission Culinary Arts Signature Program prepared the repast, which was held at the Broadmoor Bistro in the new Center for Academic Achievement.

Dick McEachen with Barbara and Fred Schoell


Culinary Students Reis Miller and Baylie Harwick presented the menu. 


Jan and Keith Stanley, Sheryl Bushnell, and Kala Musick


Indian Woods Middle School Jazz Band


Lauren Kepler, Jeremy Baum, and Gordon Lansford

Also featured in the March 30, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Tim Pott


Alphapointe – Boots & Pearls, Wine & Whiskey

Alphapointe’s fourth annual Boots & Pearls, Wine & Whiskey event was held on February 22nd at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Scott Thornhill, Alphapointe, gave a moving speech on his…

Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Colleen McGraw O’Malley and Kevin O’Malley were the co-chairmen of Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball. The 48th annual event raised more than one million dollars. Guests enjoyed special…

The Children’s SPOT – Once Upon A Time

Anne Gagel and Simon McGee and their children, Fintan, Eoin, Cormac, and Paxico McGee, served as chairmen of The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Once Upon A Time event.…

14th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction

The 14th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction was held on February 22nd at the Brass on Baltimore. Susie and Chad Wollard were the honorary chairmen. Hero of the Year…