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May 14, 2022 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. Ross Pfannenstiel is a native of Kansas City. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college. As a student at Rockhurst […]

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The Loop KC

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.  Paige Engle is the event engagement manager for Big Brothers […]

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Rachel’s Reads – May 2022

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” – Mark Twain Between the popularity of Wordle and other word games, thoughts about words have been constantly percolating in the back of my mind. On a recent trip to New York, I popped […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2022 Honorary Chairman

Mary Jane Young Barnes (Mrs. Bryant Page Barnes) is serving as the honorary chairman of the 2022 Jewel Ball. She was the chairman of the 1995 Jewel Ball, following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law Margaret Ott Barnes (Mrs. Frederic Page Barnes), who headed the event in 1958.  Originally from Illinois, Mary Jane attended Northwestern […]

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Jackson County CASA – 22nd annual Light of Hope Breakfast

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center was the site of Jackson County CASA’s 22nd annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Nearly 700 guests gathered for the event, which was held on April 13th. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg were the honorary chairmen. The keynote speaker was Brittney Daniels. The Sunderland Foundation was honored with the […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – “Una Notte a Roma” Benefactor Party

The beautiful home of Dan Meiners and David Brinkerhoff was the site for the Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma.” Regina Kort was the chairman for the cocktail reception, which was held on April 7th. Gigi Rose was the chairman of the Ball, which took place on […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! Steve Denny

Steve Denny is a wonderful volunteer for Jackson County CASA. He visits the children and is a great resource for many older youth. Steve also helps with and attends the events for CASA volunteers. Elizabeth Lee, Jackson County CASA; said, “Steve is always willing to teach, mentor, and give lessons to older youth on changing […]

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IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Festival marks 30th anniversary with Shakespeare’s most vibrantly accessible play

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival started pretty much the way many Kansas City performing arts organizations have begun: Nobody really knew if it was going to get off the ground at all. Thirty years later, it is flying high. Not only is it one of the nation’s most celebrated professional outdoor theaters, it is venerated […]

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Crib Note – Benjamin Lawrence Winter and Charlotte Elizabeth Winter

Winter weather in January? That’s nothing new. Winter twins in January? Tell us more! Charlotte Elizabeth Winter and Benjamin Lawrence Winter were born on January 25th. They are the children of Pamela Ganer Winter and Richard Winter of Overland Park, Kansas. Charlotte weighed five pounds, one ounce, and was 18 inches long. Benjamin weighed four […]

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