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Overland Park, KS 66211 United States

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February 2018

Sunflower House’s Valentine Gala

February 17 @ 6:00 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$175

A “Night in Emerald City,” Sunflower House’s signature gala, creative black-tie event featuring a pre-party, live and silent auctions, entertainment, delicious food, drinks, heads or tails, and patrons’ party. Sunflower House: Our mission at Sunflower House is to protect children in our community from physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy, forensic, medical, and therapeutic services.  

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Benedictine College’s 47th Annual Scholarship Ball

February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$200

The Ball is a night of fun for alumni, parents and friends of the college. The event includes Mass, a cocktail reception, a spectacular meal by Chef Gunawan, and a program including presentation of the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict. The Michael Beers Band provides the entertainment, and the dance floor gets crowded as guests rock into the night. Benedictine College: Heir to the 1,500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, the Benedictine College mission as a Catholic,…

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April 2018

Books and Boutiques: A Benefit for Saint Luke’s South

April 6
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$85

Join us for a day of shopping, food and fun. Local boutiques will come together for your shopping delight, followed by a luncheon featuring a nationally recognized author and a fashion show. Saint Luke's Foundation; We partner with donors to fund innovative health care solutions through charitable gifts for research, education, new technology, and the pursuit of excellence in patient care. We strengthen and enhance the delivery of health care services that distinguish Saint Luke’s Hospitals and programs in the…

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American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon

April 20 @ 10:00 am
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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An annual celebration of a year-round movement to eradicate heart disease and stroke in Kansas City and around the globe. Go Red has fought for equal health opportunities for women – we proudly wear red, share our stories of survival and advocate for more research for women and their families. American Heart Association; To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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May 2018

Susan G. Komen Greater KC’s 2018 Pink Promise Conference

May 5 @ 8:00 am
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$35

Providing breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, support persons, and health care professionals the opportunity to learn about and discuss breast cancer topics with leading oncologists, doctors, researchers, and fellow survivors. Breakout session topics will cover emerging research, treatment options and more. Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City; To save lives and end breast cancer forever.  

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Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, Cinco de Meow

May 5 @ 5:30 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$200

        Purr-pare for a tail waggin’ time with a gourmet dinner, open bars, a lively auction, and dancing, on a night guests won’t furr-get. Wayside Waifs; An animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. To accomplish this, we provide temporary shelter for homeless companion animals, educate the public and develop partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.  

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Award Celebration

May 6 @ 6:30 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$225

The evening features a cocktail hour, food, entertainment by DuDu Fisher, and the Civic Service Award presentation to Carol and Arnold Caviar. Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy; Founded in 1966, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy's mission is to prepare students from diverse cultures, backgrounds and religious beliefs for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable, contributing citizens.

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August 2018

Blue Valley Educational Foundation’s Community Breakfast

August 29 @ 7:00 am
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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Our 28th annual event is the place to hear all of the latest priorities for the Blue Valley School District. The Best of Blue Valley Hall of Fame will be announced, and Dr. Todd White will highlight how our students and programs are making an impact here at home and across the globe. Blue Valley Educational Foundation; Our mission is to enrich educational excellence through community outreach, financial development and ongoing funding of extraordinary educational programs.

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September 2018

Kansas City Pet Project’s Barkitecture

September 29 @ 6:00 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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A high-energy event showcasing custom pet homes created by Our Town’s best and brightest architects, designers, builders, and artistic visionaries. These puppy palaces and kitty condos will be auctioned off at this exciting inaugural event. Look for our amazing houses on display throughout Kansas City in the summer of 2018! Kansas City Pet Project; To help build Kansas City, Missouri’s first-ever dedicated animal shelter, to facilitate placement of homeless pets into forever homes, to ensure the health and welfare of…

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October 2018

Catholic Education Foundation’s Gaudeamus (Let Us Rejoice)

October 20 @ 6:00 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$210

An annual celebration of Catholic education, where an "Angel Among Us" is honored for his or her support of Catholic Education as well as the CEF School of Excellence.  Catholic Education Foundation; Providing children in need with scholarships to attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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November 2018

The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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$150

Join us for a magical evening to support children and families! Event proceeds will benefit construction of the B.E. Smith Family Center - the future home of the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center and Early Learning Center on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center campus. The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center; Our mission is to transform the lives of our patients, our donors and our community through the healing mission of Shawnee Mission Medical Center.    

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