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The Independent’s Top Ten Party

February 13th was the date for The Independent’s Top Ten Party at 28 Event Space. Our Town’s deep commitment to philanthropy was on display as The Top Ten Events of 2018 and The Independent’s 2019 Class of Rising Stars were announced. More than 200 guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions.

Delicious desserts from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions


Joanne Huey, Benedictine College; and Major David Harvey, The Salvation Army


Henry Wash, High Aspirations; and India Williams


Aubrey Holden and Courtney Fitzgerald, both with JLKCMO


Tiffany Stuck, Brittany Davis, Hannah Neel, and Madeline Goodman, all with Big Brothers Big Sisters


Neil and Evelyn Dooling with Mel McAnany


Susan Cook and Ben McAnany, 2019 Rising Star


Evelyn M. Davis, Jill Stoppel Davis, and Courtney Mikesic


Hathaway Maranda, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Becky Loboda, and Linda Starr


Paul Horsley, The Independent; and Kenna Lewis


Vincent Anch, Catholic Education Foundation; and Terry Sexton


Martha and Rodd Staker flanked Angie Heer, Avila University.


Lynette Wheeler, Kelsie Fell, and Kirk Isenhour, all with TMC Foundation


Molly Moody, Wayside Waifs; with Meagan Dowell and Jodi Robinson


Mark McKee and Julie Riggle McKee, Big Slick Celebrity Weekend


Gene Willis, St. Mark Center; and Kathleen Johansen, 2019 Rising Star


Hathaway Maranda and Toni Wood, both with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


Michael Lintecum, AIDS Service Foundation of GKC


Emily Gretzinger and Tami Greenberg, both with Ronald McDonald House Charities


Julie Donelon, MOCSA; Becky Loboda, and Kellie Johnson and Kassie Sands, both with MOCSA


2019 Class of Rising Stars: Caitlin O’Byrne Waters, Kathleen Johansen, Ben McAnany, André L. Davis, Marc Shaffer, Jennifer Savner Levinson, and Mark Mattison

Additional photos featured in the March 2, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel


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