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February 19, 2022 issue

The Loop KC – Taylor Limoges

The Loop KC brings together similar yet unique minds to create genuine friendships and ignite the next generation of business leaders in Kansas City. Members of The Loop KC are required to give back to local non-profit organizations. Learn more about The Loop KC, here.   “I’m fortunate to say that I work for one of […]

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JOBS WELL DONE: Tech giant is subject of Lyric Opera’s path-forging new production

By the end of most serious operas you can be pretty sure that at least one main character will be dead. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs needs no spoiler alert, as the title character is essentially already dead when the opera begins. Yet by the end of this 90-minute dazzler, we feel we have begun […]

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The Children’s Place – Party for The Place: Pure Imagination

The Children’s Place’s Party for The Place: Pure Imagination (formerly known as the Angels’ Gala), will be held on April 2nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Melanie and Jim Rine will be the honorary chairmen. The Children’s Place has entered a new era of its 40-year history with a move […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Brandy Reed

Brandy Reed is an active volunteer with Reach Out and Read Kansas City. She served on the event committee for Books on Tap. Her responsibilities included fundraising and securing silent auction items, and she also recruited family members and friends. In addition, Brandy helped host the Kendra Scott Gives Back event in September. According to Ellen […]

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – Civic Service Award Celebration

Jenny and John Isenberg will be honored with the Civic Service Award by the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy at the Civic Service Award Celebration, which will be held as a private broadcast on April 3rd. Jenny and John are outstanding examples of people who “light the path forward” for the Academy and other civic organizations. […]

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The Independent’s Top Ten Events of 2021

The Top Five Golf Tournaments of 2021 Bright Futures Fund’s 4th Annual Bishop Johnston’s Golf Tournament: $227,295 Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC’s Trent Green Golf Classic: $219,842 Lakemary’s Golf Classic with Will Shields: $155,422 Olathe Health Charitable Foundation’s Golf Classic: $118,265 Down Syndrome Innovations’ Step Up for Down Syndrome Golf Classic: $106,895 The Top Five Walk/Run Events of […]

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Congratulations, Maggie & Kip!

Carey Eloise Wilkerson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Louis Nothnagel of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Marie Nothnagel, to Kevin Mark Hart, Jr., the son of Mrs. William Kevin Perry of Kansas City and the late Mr. Kevin Mark Hart. The bride-to-be is the […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 48th Annual Snow Ball

The 48th Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on January 15th, both at the Overland Park Convention Center and online. Donna and Mark Teahan served as the presidents. Lauren Solidum, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, made a presentation that featured a video about the Family Financial Transformations program. […]

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The Independent’s 2022 Class of Rising Stars!

Missy Andeel, Human Relations Consultant, American Century Investments Missy Andeel’s career has taken her to a variety of cities. Fortunately for Our Town, she has now lived here for more than a decade. There’s an old adage, “Bloom where you’re planted,” and Missy is someone who believes in putting down roots. Missy spent 12 years […]

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