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  • Homegrown - Galleries On The Grid: Investing in Local Fine Art

    By Kelsey Potts

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  • A Few Of My Favorite Things

    By Heather N. Paxton

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  • The Dish With Ann

    Thelma's Kitchen

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  • Graffiti Attic Union Station

    By Anne Potter Russ

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  • The National World War I Museum and Memorial

    Night at the Tower

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  • 2020 Directors of Philanthropy

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  • Cristo Rey Kansas City

    Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

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  • Fountains In Our Town

    Firefighters Fountain and Memorial

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  • Summer Scrapbook 2020

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  • Homegrown – Fresh Faced: Glow On!

    By Kelsey Potts

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  • Art Scene

    Bianca Fields

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Recent Features

Saint Luke’s Foundation – 10th Annual Plaza 10K Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Plaza 10K, a benefit for Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, was held on September 13th. Participants were given the option to run virtually or… Read More
Crib Note – Jordan Daniel Horigan Jordan Daniel Horigan will celebrate future cakedates on February 28th. He is the son of Kelley Smith Horigan and Cole Horigan of Prairie Village, Kansas. Jordan’s thrilled grandparents are Sandee… Read More
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 47th Annual Snow Ball Susan and Ernie Straub III are the honorary presidents, and Karen and Craig Gaffney are the presidents for the 47th Annual Snow Ball, which will be held on January 16th.… Read More
MIRACLE ON THE MUDDY: Kansas City surprises nation with bold new venture Suddenly, classical radio is back. Almost exactly 20 years after its disappearance from the FM dial, the music that Kansas City is becoming known for worldwide has made its way… Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Kelsey Rockey
Kelsey Rockey is in her second year as a Centurion, where she has served as the co-chairman of the recruiting committee, is on the retreat committee, and will serve with the Healthcare Task Force later this year. Kelsey is the…
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Jackson County CASA – CARnival for CASA
The Unity Village campus was the setting for Jackson County CASA’s 15th Annual CARnival for CASA, which was held on September 13th. From their vehicles, families could enjoy the spirit of a parade, along with jugglers, a dance troupe, exotic…
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Rachel’s Reads – October 2020
As we have entered a new season with new demands on our time, sometimes the most satisfying feeling is sitting down and devouring an entire book in one sitting. It might be rare to find the time for some uninterrupted…
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Philanthropy MATTERS
To learn more about becoming a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter, please visit afpkc.org. The Independent is proud to be the exclusive media partner of AFPKC. Kelley Carpenter is the director of development and marketing at…
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Cristo Rey – Dancing with the Kansas City Stars
Fancy footwork was imperative as Cristo Rey Kansas City’s annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, made the switch to a live-streamed event. The honorary chairman was David Johnson, with Julisha Wilkins and Justina Wilkins, Cristo Rey alumnae and…
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