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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – 2021 Most Wanted Auction

The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland was the site for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Most Wanted Auction, which was held on December 11th. This year’s honorees helped to raise $1,247,724 through one-of-a-kind auction packages and more. Partygoers celebrated life-changing friendships at the dynamic evening.

Robert Ratliff, Jennifer Matney, Hannah Kinsey, and Nicole Paddlety


Hartzell Gray, DJ Maxx James, Cade Hudler, Emcee Tanna Guthrie, and Cory Schnabel, honoree


Sharon Reinert, Dave and Jill Watson, and Debbie and Mark McKee


Read more from the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Rob Smith Photography and BBBSKC


University of Central Missouri – Sesquicentennial Celebration

December 15th was the date for University of Central Missouri’s holiday Sesquicentennial Celebration, which was held on December 15th at the Carriage Club. The festive event capped off a year…

Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Holiday Luncheon

December 1st was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Holiday Luncheon, which was held at the Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed a…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Cocktail Party

Julia Irene Kauffman hosted the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Cocktail Party. The Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was transformed into a holiday wonderland for the…

The 2020 And 2021 Jewel Ball

Mrs. Irvine Oty Hockaday, Jr. served as the honorary chairman and Mrs. Barret Spencer Heddens III was the chairman for The Jewel Ball. A profusion of orchids and a purple…