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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Promise of Hope

April 4th was the date for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope Luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Michelle Privette shared her story of how her Court Appointed Special Advocate, Columbus Heard; helped her to change her life. Lenore Hammer received the 2013 Promise of Hope Award. Proceeds from the event support CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ mission to empower abused and neglected children with a volunteer’s voice in court by seeking a safe and permanent home for each child.

Also featured in the May 4th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Tracie Lansing Photography

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Pastor Marion Ray, Lauren Albin and Megan Hosterman, honorees; with Amorita Johnson and Nina Kimbrough-Smith, CASA
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Jason Cole, board president; with Stephanie Cole Norma Brooks with Sheryl Bushnell
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Chance Phillippe, Michelle Privette, guest speaker; and Renee Walters and Rob Walters
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Deb Newton, Donna Hardy and Valera Jefferson
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(Seated) Byron Price, Keith Stanley, Pat Cullinan, and Mike Cullinan (standing) Jack Winne
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Becky DeNight, Robert Tormohlen and Donetta Kirkman



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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…