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The Independent’s 2018 Top Ten Party

The 1900 Building was the beautiful setting for The Independent’s Top Ten Party. More than 200 guests celebrated Our Town’s deep commitment to philanthropy at the February 15th event. The Top Ten Events of 2017 and The Independent’s 2018 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom Kimberly Sly print of Kansas City. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, delectable fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and beautiful décor from Craig Sole Designs.

The 2018 Class of Rising Stars:
Ryan Shreve, Jackie Vavroch, Chris Jagoda, Ryan Shriver, Nicole Jacobs Silvey, and Shelly Doucet

 

Doug Laird, Amy Stoll, Christine Laird, and Tiffany Way

 

Ed Vogt and Shelly Doucet

 

Liz and Perry Brandt

 

Henry Wash and Jim Lewis

 

Richard Stewart, Claire Jepsen, Ryan and Lauren Shreve, and Jennifer Shreve

 

Ryan and Lindsey Shriver

 

Mike Jeffries, Jessica Palm, Jackie Vavroch, Stephanie Seger, and Tiffany Bruce

 

Patrick Silvey and Nicole Jacobs Silvey

 

The Top Five Golf Events of 2017

 5.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Legacy Invitational

 

 4.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
Trent Green Golf Classic

 

3.
Liberty Fruit Company
17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

2.
The Victory Project
SKC Invitational and Tee-Off Dinner

 

1.
First Hand Foundation
First Hand Golf Tournament
$588,319

The Top Five Luncheons of 2017

 5.
The Salvation Army
The Civic Lunch

 

4.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
SportsFest Luncheon 2017

 

3.
MOCSA
2017 Community Luncheon

 

2.
Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
Patron Lunch

 

1.
City Union Mission
Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City
$607,854

The Top Five Multi-Day Events of 2017

5.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Most Wanted Auction

 

4.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Man & Woman of The Year

 

3.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake

 

2.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
ShuttleCork

 

1.
Children’s Mercy
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend 2017
$1,447,638

The Top Five Walk/Run Events of 2017

5.
Wayside Waifs
Strutt With Your Mutt

 

4.
Down Syndrome Guild
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

 

3.
Head For The Cure Foundation
15th Annual Head For The Cure 5K

 

2.
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
CCVI Trolley Run

 

1.
AIDS Service Foundation 29th Annual
AIDS WALK Kansas City
$424,687

The Top Ten Nationally Sponsored Events of 2017

10.
ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
KC Walk to Defeat ALS

9.
American Heart Association
KC Heart Walk

 

8.
March of Dimes Greater Kansas City
March for Babies

 

7.
JDRF
JDRF One Walk

 

6.
Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter
Walk to End Alzheimers

 

5.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Light the Night

 

4.
American Heart Association
Heart Ball

 

3.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Bike MS Kansas City

 

 2.
American Heart Association
Go Red For Women Luncheon

 

1.
JDRF
JDRF Dream Gala
$1,660,007

The Top Ten Events of 2017

 
10.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
C100 Picasso Gala

 

9.
Jewish Community Center
KC SuperStar

 

8.
Avila University
Steer Dinner & Auction

 

7.
The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

 

 6.
Catholic Education Foundation
Gaudeamus

 

5.
Wayside Waifs
Fur Ball

 

 4.
The University of Kansas Health System
Treads & Threads

 

3.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Kids Night Out with Little Big Town

 

2.
Children’s Mercy
Red Hot Night 2017

 1.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
43rd Annual Snow Ball
$1,932,397

Additional photos featured in the March 3, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel
Photo Booth Photo Credit: Banana Who? Booth

 

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