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Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Kansas City Chapter – National Philanthropy Day

Nearly 200 guests gathered at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Kansas City Chapter’s celebration of National Philanthropy Day. The November 10th event recognized the impact philanthropy makes in Our Town. The honorees were Susan Belger Angulo, Excellence in Fundraising, Dr. Linda Mitchell, Excellence in Legacy Giving, Dr. Amy Hunkeler and Mary and Dr. John Hunkeler, Spirit of Philanthropy – Family, Jen Kiper, Excellence in Development Operations, Cimone Trysla, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth, and Carlos Ledezma, Cable Dahmer, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business. 

Megan Boos and Dionne Pleasant, AFPKC board members and 2022 National Philanthropy Day co-chairs


Doug Day and Taylor McGowan


Tammy Weinman, Matthew Beem, and Alex Burden


Monica Tiffany, Meggan Rorvig, Becca Cameron, and Maggie Reno

Featured in the January 7, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


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The Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory – Sophisticated Ladies Spring Luncheon

Indian Hills Country Club was the site for The Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory’s Sophisticated Ladies Spring Luncheon, which was held on April 17th. Michele Hamlett-Weith served as the…

University of Central Missouri – Evening of Appreciation Gala

University of Central Missouri honored its most generous donors at the annual Evening of Appreciation Gala on April 20th. The event was held in Warrensburg, Missouri. Former UCM President Dr.…