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The Diamond Ball – Private Dinner

Was it Romeo and Juliet’s Verona? No, it was the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with decor by Larry Wheeler and Craig Sole. Patrons of the 50th Annual Ballet Gala enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in this delightful setting during The Diamond Ball’s Private Dinner on October 17th. Gigi Rose is the president of the Kansas City Ballet Guild, and Melanie and Mike Fenske served as Ball chairmen. 

Mrs. Gary Rose, Guild president; and Mrs. Mike Fenske, Ball chairman


Tempe Ostergren, Kansas City Ballet; with Mr. Andrew Elsberry


Robert Gibby Brand, emcee


Mrs. Andrew Beal, Mrs. Gary Rose, Guild president; Mrs. Joseph Paris, Mrs. Clifton Pummill, Mrs. Kenneth Janish, Mrs. Clifford Illig, Mrs. Garth Harrison, Mrs. Stephen Fruin, Mrs. Mark Weber, Mrs. Ian Spinks, Mrs. William Dondlinger, Mrs. James Eiszner, and Mrs. Randall Downing


(Seated) Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spaith (standing) Mr. and Mrs. Kent Stallard


(Seated) Sally Quinn and Mr. James Pendleton (standing) Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wampler

Also featured in the December 9, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

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Children’s Mercy – 14th Annual Red Hot Night Gala

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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Award Celebration

More than 1,700 guests attended the 2018 WIN for KC Women’s Sports Award Celebration at the Kansas City Convention Center on February 7th. Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic bronze medalist in Team…