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  • Park ICM

    Stanislav & Friends Benefactor Party

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  • Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City

    50th Anniversary Gala

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  • K-State Alumni Association

    Wabash CannonBall

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  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

    ROMANtic Revels

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  • Rose Brooks Center

    37th annual Cabaret

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  • Introducing The Independent's 2024 Class of Rising Stars!

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  • Kansas City Ballet Guild

    2023 Nutcracker Luncheon

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  • The Independent Turns 125!

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  • Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas

    73rd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

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Recent Features

Park ICM – Stanislav & Friends Benefactor Party Park ICM recently hosted a Benefactor Party for its fifth annual Stanislav & Friends benefit. Held at the rooftop ballroom of the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, guests were… Read More
Congratulations, Jillian & James! Jillian Grier Campbell and James Henry Helzberg were united in matrimony on September 30th at The Kansas City Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas. The bride is the daughter of… Read More
Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Volunteer Appreciation Month As Children’s Mercy Kansas City celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, they would like to highlight some of the many volunteers who help the hospital run smoothly. With more than… Read More
PASS IT ON: Master teacher explores broader purposes for dance Tyrone Aiken danced prodigiously as a youth, trained at The Ailey School as a young adult, worked as a professional dancer at the height of the New York dance ferment,… Read More
The Kansas City Art Institute
While we throw around familiar terms for our beloved KCAI, we thought it might be interesting to explore who the benefactors are, what are the origins of the institution, and a brief history.  In 1885, at the suggestion of Fred…
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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – 50th Civic Service Celebration
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy hosted its 50th Civic Service Celebration at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jane and Josh Sosland were the chairs for the March 10th event. Mindy Corporon was honored with the Civic Service Award for her exceptional…
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The Independent – 125 Years of Tradition
“The modernity of yesterday is the tradition of today, and the modernity of today will be tradition tomorrow.” Jose Andres Tradition is a beautiful thread that weaves itself throughout the tapestry of human history. It binds our past, guides our…
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The American Royal Celebrates 125 Years!
The Independent is proud and pleased to be sharing a milestone anniversary with one of Our Town’s most significant civic treasures – The American Royal! As we celebrate their 125th year, we would like to share a few historical treats.…
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BOTAR – Cocktails & Couture
The BOTAR Organization celebrated the launch of its 75th anniversary year with a glorious fashion show, Cocktails & Couture, featuring every single gown from every year of the Belles of the American Royal. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the…
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Rachel’s Reads – March 2024
This Women’s History Month, we reached out to women in the community to find our their favorite reads. I’m excited to share their responses below. Kathy Donovan I am a proud board member of United We, and an advocate for…
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Redefining Self-care And Mental Health For Women
In today’s fast-paced world, mental health stressors weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of women and children alike. Whether it’s the soaring cost of living, the turmoil of politics, or the heartbreaking news of violence hitting close to home,…
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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – ROMANtic Revels
ROMANtic Revels featured a Roman theme this year, complete with a sword fight scene by HASF actors in appropriate garb, bringing a taste of Julius Caesar to the evening! The February 10th gala was held at the InterContinental Kansas City…
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United Way of Greater Kansas City – Women United
The Women United group of United Way has 650 members locally, and more than 55,000 globally, and it is open to anyone who donates $1,000 or more annually to United Way. The group was established in 2009 and continues to…
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Unbound Welcomes New President and CEO
Unbound is an international non profit that delivers more than $100 million in personalized support annually for children, elders, and their families living in poverty in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It has consistently and responsibly challenged poverty since 1981.…
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