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February 2018

William Jewell College’s Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration

February 22 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$150

The Achievement Day Dinner honors alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen spheres of endeavor and interprets the excellence of William Jewell College to our Greater Kansas City area constituency. The dinner serves as a fundraising event for the Jewell Fund, which provides need-based student scholarships. William Jewell College: William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual…

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Police Foundation of KC’s A Call for BackUp

February 23 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$250

The annual gala to spotlight the tremendous work of the men and women of our Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, and to raise funds for strategic initiatives that the Department cannot obtain through tax support. Police Foundation of Kansas City: Established in 2010 by the Board of Police Commissioners, the Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that are not available within the Police Department’s existing/projected budgets, or through tax support or other sources.   

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Wonderscope Children’s Museum of KC’s Rise and Shine

February 27 @ 7:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$50

Annual fundraising breakfast for Wonderscope Children's Museum featuring keynote speaker.  Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City; The mission of Wonderscope is to spark a lifelong love of learning through the power of play.

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March 2018

“A Toast to Sion” 2018 Gala

March 3 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$150

Raise a glass and support Sion at the annual Gala!  Notre Dame de Sion Schools of Kansas City; An independent Roman Catholic school providing the highest quality college preparatory education from preschool through grade 12. Sion continues the tradition of the founding sisters, the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion, inviting students to encounter God in a Catholic atmosphere.

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April 2018

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Stardust Gala 2018

April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

An evening of dinner, dancing and dreaming; black-tie optional. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Through concert performances and educational endeavors, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra strives to preserve the rich heritage of jazz, nurture its growth, and encourage the appreciation of America’s Classical Music as a viable art form.

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s Gala 2018

April 7 @ 7:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

The best dance party in Town to raise support for KCFAA’s 11 year-round education programs that reach 25,000 youth annually. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, luscious libations, dancing, and a full performance by renowned New York-based modern dance company Ailey II. Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey; The mission of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is to make dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people…

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TMC’s White Coat Gala

April 12 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$250

The feel-good event of the year features live music, a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and inspiring stories of Kansas City's top doctors, their patients and the generous partners who help make medical miracles possible. Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation; As Kansas City’s largest public academic health system and only non-profit safety-net hospital, Truman Medical Centers’ mission is both essential and clear: to provide exceptional care, without exception, to all who walk through our doors. TMC Charitable Foundation was founded in…

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Center for Practical Bioethics’ Annual Dinner

April 18 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

When the Center was founded in 1984, no one could have imagined its impact. Lee Woodruff, author and speaker; will join us to celebrate where we have been, the people who have brought us this far, and, most importantly, the ethical issues and challenges in store for our future. Center for Practical Bioethics; The Center raises and responds to ethical issues in health and healthcare by finding common ground, testing ideas and developing programs, polices and strategies at local, regional…

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National MS Society, Mid America’s Dinner of Champions

April 18 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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The gala event pays tribute to the vast network of generous corporations, organizations and volunteer leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with MS. National MS Society, Mid America; People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

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Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry

April 19 @ 6:15 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

The evening will include a lively cocktail reception, dinner and program featuring the 2018 Truman Legacy of Leadership Award honoree, David McCullough. The honorary chairmen are JoAnn and Bill Sullivan, and the event chairmen are Betsy and Tim Triplett. Truman Library Institute; To bring the life and legacy of Harry S. Truman to bear on current and future generations through understanding of history, the presidency, domestic and foreign policy, and citizenship.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 30th Annual Black Tie Ball

April 21 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$350

This black-tie evening includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, live and silent auctions, fund a fight, brief program, entertainment, and an outstanding five-course meal. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to…

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MOCSA’s Community Luncheon

April 26 @ 11:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$75

We invite you to be a part of this compelling educational community event to learn how we can join together to help end sexual violence. Each year, more than 1,100 guests attend the Luncheon in support of survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA); To improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community. MOCSA reaches more than 63,000 people in our community each year…

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Midwest Innocence Project’s Faces of Innocence Gala

April 26 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Guests will hear inspirational stories of exonerees, listen to prominent leaders associated with wrongful conviction work and participate in silent and live auctions. Midwest Innocence Project (MIP); Dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of wrongfully convicted men and women in our five-state region (KS, MO, IA, NE, and AR).  

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May 2018

JDRF’s Dream Gala

May 12 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$400

Bringing community leaders together to accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF; Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  

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Nonprofit Connect’s 34th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

May 16 @ 11:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$100

Honoring individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to impact through philanthropy in Kansas City. With more than 1,000 members of the non-profit and for-profit community attending every year, the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Kansas City’s oldest and largest celebration of giving. Nonprofit Connect; Linking the non-profit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.  

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The Salvation Army’s Civic Lunch

May 17 @ 12:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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The ninth annual Civic Lunch is an opportunity for the Kansas City community to learn and celebrate the latest innovations. Previous guest speakers have been First Lady Laura Bush, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Inside Edition's Deborah Norville, and Joe Theismann. The Salvation Army; An evangelical part of the universal Christian church, The Salvation Army’s message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to…

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, and the much-anticipated announcement of the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year winners. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  

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June 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s 70th Anniversary Gala

June 2 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

Join Event Chairmen Terry and Peggy Dunn to honor Alliance founders, including former Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle. Guests will enjoy cocktails, gourmet dinner and live auction. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: The mission of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.

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American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Expo

June 15 @ 8:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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A program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma. American Lung Association; To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.  

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October 2018

The BOTAR Ball

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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The 2018 BOTAR class will be presented, along with their escorts and royal escorts, honoring a tradition of support to The American Royal. Cocktails and formal presentation, followed by dinner and dancing. Belles of The American Royal (BOTAR); The BOTAR organization’s primary focus and mission is to support The American Royal and its role in promoting the agribusiness economy in Kansas City and the region. BOTAR encourages civic involvement and develops leadership, as well as partnering with AFA to provide…

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December 2018

JLWJC’s 68th Annual Community Ball & Cotillion

December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

Recognizing area high school seniors for their academics, community service and extracurricular activities at a night of celebration, featuring dinner and dancing. Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties; An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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