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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Ailey II

Ailey II was held on October 6th at the Folly Theater. An After Party was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Dr. Michael Weaver was the honorary chairman, and Angela Bennett and Sherri Wattenbarger served as the co-chairmen. Artistic Director Troy Powell and Choreographer Benoit-Swan Pouffer delighted guests with an amazing program featuring their diverse creative talents. Proceeds benefited Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and its year-round programs for youth, which teach critical life skills through dance.

Also featured in the December 8th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel

KCFAA Benefit 12 Chris Wally Paul Copaken Bill Zollars web 100612 Riffel
Chris Wally, host; Paul Copaken, host; and Bill Zollars
KCFAA Benefit 12 Dianne Cleaver Chuck Matney web 100612 Riffel KCFAA Benefit 12 Harvey SuEllen Fried web 100612 Riffel
Dianne Cleaver, host; danced up a storm with Chuck Matney. Harvey and SuEllen Fried, hosts
KCFAA Benefit 12 Roger Kelley Michael Joy web 100612 Riffel
Roger Kelley with Michael Joy, KCFAA



Children’s Mercy – Dream Big Day

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Legacy Invitational

September 21st was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s annual Legacy Invitational. Usually held on a full-sized course, Topgolf provided the setting for this socially-distanced event, which…

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…

Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

Park International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends was held on September 17th at the Boulevard Drive-In. Guests enjoyed beautiful classical music at the reimagined event which featured a pre-recorded…