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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Rise Rooftop Crawl

More than 1,000 guests gathered for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Rise Rooftop Crawl on August 24th. The fifth annual event raised $500,000 to support life-changing friendships for children facing adversity. Partygoers visited rooftop parties in the Crossroads at private locations, including Barkley, Corrigan Station, and BBBSKC. Each destination featured a vacation theme, including Europe, Cuba, Africa, and India.


Kristi Hutchison, Erica Ostroski, and Tiffany Stuck, all with Big Brothers Big Sisters


Calvin McDonnell and Chioma Atanmo


Cathy Ferraro and Chris Ferraro


The India-themed street party


Additional photos featured in the September 28, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo Credit:  Adam Kaleikau


BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…

The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball will be held on November 23rd at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson are the honorary chairmen,…

Park University – Stanislav & Friends

Honorary Chairmen Edith and Benny Lee received the First Annual Maestro Award from Greg Gunderson, Park University; at Stanislav & Friends on September 20th. The event was held on stage…