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Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

April 2019

The Children’s Place’s Angels’ Gala

April 6 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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
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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June 2019

Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation’s KC Sports Awards Banquet

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Each year the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation honors five outstanding individuals or groups for their commitment and achievement in sports. The benefits of sport are long-standing, and this awards banquet celebrates all the positive aspects of sports. Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation: To drive Kansas City's overall sports strategy to enrich the quality of life, create economic impact and raise visibility for our region.  

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July 2019

Quality Hill Playhouse’s Encore! Gala

July 25 @ 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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August 2019

The Victory Project’s The Victory Gala

August 23
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
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Held at the historic Muehlebach, the Gala features silent and live auction items, a unique dining experience, and live music. The Victory Project: An initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer - and all of life's challenges.

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October 2019

2019 BOTAR Ball

October 19 @ 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
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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