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

December 10th was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Most Wanted Auction. Partygoers gathered at The Midland Theatre and enjoyed bidding on once-in-a-lifetime auction packages. Proceeds from the event support Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s commitment to making a life-changing, generational impact on our community by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches that empower kids in Our Town to realize their full potential.

Most Wanted Honorees Jessica Taylor, Aly Trost Martin, Sunti Wathanacharoen, José Luis Valdez, Tim Witkowski, Elle Steadman, Kristen Robinson, Derek O’Dell, Jenna Gerdes, Rebecca Larason, Chad Gerdes, Emily Hart, Nick Giuliani, Stephanie Simon, Lauren Rios, Jeff Whelan, Melanie Clark, Crystal Lynn, Brandy McCombs, Will Block, India Wells-Carter, and Bill and Tamara Day


Crystal Lynn, Jeff Whelan, and Melanie Clark, honorees


Brittany Davis with Derek O’Dell, Chad Gerdes, and Jeff Whelan, honorees


Mandy Evans, Brian Hardy, Chris Evans, and Milan Patel

Featured in the January 7, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society – A Musical Evening with Ramona

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Kansas City University – Deron Cherry

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