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October 30, 2021 Issue

Philanthropy MATTERS

To learn more about becoming a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter, please visit afpkc.org. The Independent is proud to be the exclusive media partner of AFPKC. Being the executive director of The Arts Asylum is extremely rewarding for Evie Craig. The mission of The Arts Asylum is to provide a safe […]

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PACE KC – KidsCare Clinic

The first KidsCare Clinic, the development of PACE KC for older adults, and a new clinic at the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Downtown Community Education Center – these were some of the topics when Jeron Ravin, Swope Health president, spoke on September 23rd. The event was a reception hosted by the organization at the […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

September 18th was the date for the seventh annual Night at the Tower, a benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The festivities were celebrated as a virtual event, with small groups gathering for a watch party experience. Radha and Ram Shankar and Holly and John Thomson served as co-chairmen. Members of […]

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The Johnson County Library Foundation – 2021 Library Lets Loose

The Johnson County Library Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary with its signature event, Library Lets Loose, on September 18th at the Lenexa City Center Library. Popping confetti champagne bottles for the hybrid event were Honorary Hosts Denise and Rick Mills. Proceeds from the evening support lifelong learning library resources. Geoff Allison and Rachel Berbiglia   […]

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The Salvation Army – 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign

The theme of The Salvation Army’s 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign is “Hope Marches On.” Angela and Neal Sharma are serving as the chairmen of the campaign, which will run through December 25th. The iconic Red Kettles can be found at more than 200 locations around Our Town. Read more from the October 30, 2021 issue […]

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UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship – Woodwind Quintet

Brianna Volkmann, Dennis Pearson, Nuvee Thammikasakul, Terry Andrews, and Tom Lacy are the current members of the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet. They will be the featured performers at Crescendo, a benefit for the Conservatory. The event will be held on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Graduate students from […]

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Art Scene – Laura Crehuet Berman

“Is this one yummy enough to print?” The words are Laura Crehuet Berman’s, and she is speaking about a color – any color with which she plans to work. But the sentiment is definitely ours, her colors are indeed yummy. Before this article came into being, the thought process already existed that Laura Berman’s work […]

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Crib Note – Madison Joslin Levine

A pink bundle of joy named Madison Joslin Levine arrived on August 17th. The little beauty weighed six pounds, eight ounces, and was 18 and one-half inches long. Her proud parents are Laura Joslin Levine and Michael Levine of Prairie Village, Kansas. Madison’s grandparents are Barbara and Joel Joslin and Rhonda and Stephen Levine. Laura’s […]

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Symphony League of Kansas City – 39th annual Symphony Ball

More than 400 guests gathered at the Kansas City Convention Center on September 11th for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s 39th annual Symphony Ball. This year’s theme was “Stardust,” with a nod to 1920’s America. Marylou Turner was the honorary chairman, and Melanie Fenske served as the chairman. In addition to a performance by […]

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