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The Kemper Gala 2017 – “Carnival Havana”

The Kemper Gala 2017, “Carnival Havana,” celebrated the exciting food, music and culture of the Caribbean on October 21st. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare from Café Sebastienne and entertainment. Trudy and John Jacobson were the honorary chairmen, Keely Edgington, Kim Klein and Dolly Wood served as the co-chairmen and Karen and Jack Holland are the Ambassadors chairmen. Proceeds support the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, which provides exhibitions of contemporary art and programs for all ages, all free of charge.

Diane Botwin and Mike Vessels


Palle and Dennis Rilinger


Damian Lair and Shelly Seaton Legler


Bill and Regina Kort with Bobby Epsten


Kat McDaniel and John Ditch


Nancy and Rene Bollier


Toma Wolff and Liz Aron


Brent Weinstein and Brooke Runnion Weinstein with Rachel Sexton and Brian King


Nico and Nicole Leone


Also featured in the December 16, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credits: J. Robert Schraeder Photography and Kenny Johnson Photography


Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation held its annual Donor Recognition Dinner on February 7th at the Broadmoor Bistro, located in the new Center for Academic Achievement. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner…

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

Guests didn’t have to ask, “Where fore art thou?” They knew – the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza was the site for Romantic Revels. The benefit for the Heart…

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

February 10th was the date for Children’s Mercy’s 14th Annual Red Hot Night Gala. The event was coordinated by the Hands & Hearts Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy. More than 1,600…

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…