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200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

January 2019

MCC Foundation’s 5th Annual Chancellor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

January 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$85

Guests will enjoy hearing from a national speaker who embodies the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Metropolitan Community College Foundation: Dedicated to providing access to quality education and career opportunities.

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Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball

January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

Please join us for a magical evening as the Kansas City Young Matrons raise money for Avenue of Life. Bonne Illig and Martha Miller will serve as co-chairmen along with Honorary Chairmen Maureen and Mike Bukaty. There will be dinner, dancing, auctions, and more! (Seated) 2019 Magic Ball Honorary Chairmen Maureen and Mike Bukaty (standing) Martha Miller and Bonne Illig, co-chairmen Photo Credit: David Remley Kansas City Young Matrons: A women's volunteer organization designed to encourage social, educational and personal relationships…

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenge Your Fashion

January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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(Left) Charley Longdon, YMCA Challenger Athlete; participated in the 2018 Challenge Your Fashion. (Right) Kansas City Royals Player Whit Merrifield walked the runway at the 2018 event to benefit YMCA. Photo Credit: Myla Tosatto Sports celebrities and YMCA Challenger athletes will leave their jerseys at home and take the runway for an evening of fashion and fun. The event benefits the Y's Challenger sports program and accessible sports complex for young people with special needs. Includes dinner, silent and live auctions…

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February 2019

Avila University’s 43rd Annual Steer Dinner & Auction

February 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$250

This annual event raises scholarship funds for Avila University students. The event includes a reception, steak dinner, live and silent auctions, and after party with live music. Avila University: A Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

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Police Foundation of Kansas City’s A Call For Backup

February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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A unique evening of celebration and generosity, where guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind cocktail pre-event reception showcasing law enforcement displays followed by dinner, live auction and a program featuring Keynote Speaker New York City Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill. Police Foundation of Kansas City: Focused on reducing crime and making the community safe for all concerned. The Foundation does so by generating funds and other support for the Kansas City.

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Wonderscope Children’s Museum of KC’s 30th Anniversary Luncheon

February 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$50

Celebrate 30 years of learning, playing and growing with Wonderscope at our annual benefit. Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City: To spark a lifelong love of learning through the power of play.

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March 2019

Notre Dame de Sion’s A Toast to Sion

March 2, 2019
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Event details to be determined. Notre Dame de Sion: An independent, Roman Catholic school providing the highest quality college preparatory education from preschool through grade 12. Sion respects all faith traditions, partnering with families and the community to prepare students for socially-responsible, values-based leadership in a culturally and religiously diverse world.

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Hunt Family Foundation’s 49th Annual 101 Awards

March 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Following each National Football League season, a civic organization called “The Committee of 101” hosts the 101 Awards, Kansas City’s salute to professional football and awards players/coaches for their great play that season. Hunt Family Foundation: Committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism.

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April 2019

The Children’s Place’s Angels’ Gala

April 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

Hosted by The Angel Board, the seventh annual event features cocktails, a delicious dinner, exciting live auction with the Nigro Brothers, dancing, and entertainment. The Children's Place: Where children and families heal from life's deepest hurts.

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Center for Practical Bioethics’ Annual Dinner

April 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

The Center celebrates its 35th anniversary with a look at how genetic engineering is shaking up what it means to be human - from sex and war to love and death. Join us and technology futurist, sci-fi novelist Jamie Metzl, Kansas City native, for a dinner discussion on his new book, Hacking Darwin. 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, policies and…

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Operation Breakthrough’s 21st Annual Fundraiser, Big Dreams-Bright Futures

April 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

Cocktails, silent auction, delicious dinner, program, live auction, and entertainment by the children of Operation Breakthrough. Operation Breakthrough: To provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.

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Open Options’ Hats Off to Mothers

April 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$90

This annual event recognizes mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement and service to our community. Open Options: Serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through person-centered supports and services for more than 40 years.

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May 2019

Nonprofit Connect’s 35th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

May 1, 2019 @ 10:30 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 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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Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$200

The evening will include private meet and greet opportunities, a lively cocktail reception, dinner, and program featuring the 2019 Truman Legacy of Leadership Award Honoree Madeleine K. Albright. The evening will conclude with an auction of a very special commemorative pin. 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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MOCSA’s Community Luncheon

May 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$100

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 1,200 guests attend the Luncheon in support of survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault: To improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and prevent sexual violence in our community.

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JDRF Dream Gala

May 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$400

Join us for the 24th annual Gala featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction, and fund a cure as we gather together to fund type 1 diabetes research (T1D). The JDRF Dream Gala brings community leaders together to illuminate hope for a cure for T1D. JDRF: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

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

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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The culmination of a 10-week fundraising competition between some of Kansas City's best men and women. The Grand Finale includes dinner, silent auction, live auction, and other giving opportunities, with the top fundraisers being crowned at the end. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Stardust

May 18, 2019
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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An evening of dinner, dancing and dreaming. Enjoy a delicious meal followed by music from the KC Jazz Orchestra. Join us as we dance the night away! The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Through performances and education programs, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra preserves the rich heritage of jazz, nurtures its growth and encourages its appreciation as an art form for all ages.

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July 2019

Quality Hill Playhouse’s Encore! Gala

July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$175

A fun evening of cocktails, auction, dinner, and fabulous entertainment. The event is truly an encore, celebrating the 2018-2019 season by featuring singers and instrumentalists who graced the Playhouse stage in the past year; Kansas City Marriott Downtown; 6 p.m.; $175. Contact  or qualityhillplayhouse.com. Quality Hill Playhouse: Dedicated to excellence in the live performance of works from musical theatre and the evolving American Songbook, employing the finest local talent, and contributing to Kansas City’s cultural and economic landscape.

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October 2019

2019 BOTAR Ball

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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October will mark the 70th annual event that benefits scholarship and agricultural education at the American Royal. BOTAR: The mission of the Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR) is to cultivate commitment to our organization, further agricultural education, promote volunteerism for the benefit of the American Royal Association, and to foster enduring friendships among our members.

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November 2019

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Catholic Charities Gala

November 9, 2019
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Reception, dinner and after party. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph: To answer the commandment of Jesus Christ to love through service, advocacy and empowerment of the vulnerable and those in need throughout Northern and Western Missouri.

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High Aspirations’ 9th Annual Mentors Challenge

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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$250

Annual event with a featured speaker, dinner and the presentation of the Robert B. “Bob” Rogers Legacy Award. High Aspirations: Raising African American males’ aspirations by initiating innovative ways to improve their lives socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually.

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December 2019

Kansas City Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Guests will revel in an elegant and magical holiday celebration. Enjoy shopping for holiday gifts and dine on a three-course lunch at this family-friendly event. After lunch, watch the matinee performance of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Kansas City Ballet: Performing three mixed repertory productions each year, as well as the ever-popular Nutcracker, the company also reaches more than 20,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education programs and provides dance…

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JLWJC’s 69th Annual Community Ball & Cotillion

December 7, 2019 @ 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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