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The Kemper Gala 2018

The Kemper Gala 2018, “Body Electric: Color The Night. Ignite Your Soul.,” was held on October 13th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Christy and Bill Gautreaux were the honorary chairmen, and Lauren Merriman and Lisa Garney served as the co-chairmen. Karen and Jack Holland served as the Kemper Ambassadors chairmen. Guests dazzled in a rainbow of hues and shimmering metallics to honor the evening’s theme. Sumptuous refreshments from the Museum’s own Café Sebastienne pleased both the eye and the palate.

Brett and Becky Gordon flanked Lisa Garney, co-chairman.

 

Peter and Sarah Beren

 

DeeDee Cooper, Ellen Sweeney and Deborah Macon

 

Damian Lair, Bri Woods and Chadwick Brooks

 

Nick and Cara Hennessy, Lisa Garney, co-chairman; and Jane Garney

Also featured in the December 8, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credits: Kenny Johnson, J. Robert Schraeder and Jeremy Ruzich

Features

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

Suzanne Shank and Marty Smoler were the honorary chairmen, and Yvette and Joseph Miceli served as the chairmen of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo. The November 2nd…

Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter – Parkinson’s Prohibition

The second annual Parkinson’s Prohibition was held on October 25th at the KCP&L Building. Kelly Kehrees and Blake Nelson were the co-chairmen. Trisha Brauer served as the auctioneer, and Neal…

March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The sixth annual Signature Chefs Auction took place on October 18th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ted Habiger, Room 39 and Brewery Emperial; led a…

MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 15th annual Johnson County Fall Forum took place on October 12th at the Overland Park Sheraton. The luncheon ensured that MOCSA’s advocacy, counseling and prevention education services reach thousands…