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March 4, 2023

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. Lauren Clifton-Thompson is the philanthropy and communications manager for Amethyst Place. As she stated, “My career is rewarding because I witness lives being transformed through […]

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THE ROUND PEG: The alchemy of collaboration continues to attract artists seeking the unexpected

There are reasons why artists find cross-disciplinary collaborations so invigorating. It’s a bit like a great chef preparing a meal with no recipe: When performing artists combine music, dance, visuals, or theater toward a common goal, they must rely on instinct and experience to guide them. The outcome is often unknown even to them until […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Anne Bowling

Anne Bowling’s activities with the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City include serving as secretary and a member of the board of directors, which she has done for more than six years. That’s far from her only involvement. Anne also helps guide the organization’s social media presence. She posts updates on Facebook. […]

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Toast To Olde Tymes – Eleanor Massie Hope

We’re familiar with bling and swag. That said, we’ve never been to a dinner party where the guests received diamonds as souvenirs of the evening. Alas, we were born too late to be on Eleanor Massie Hope’s invitations list.  According to a marriage record report filed in Colorado, Ella Massie and George D. Hope wed […]

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The Symphony League of Kansas City – Symphony Ball, “Seasons”

The Symphony League of Kansas City’s Symphony Ball, “Seasons,” will be held on September 9th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Shirley Helzberg is serving as the honorary chairman. The event will celebrate Maestro Michael Stern’s final season with the Symphony. All members of the Symphony will perform. Julie McCann and Gina Penner are the […]

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The Loop KC – Leah Daggett

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.  Leah Daggett is an agency relationship manager with Humana. She […]

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Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy – Leading with Love

Members of the Celebration Committee for Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy’s Leading with Love event met recently at Lathrop GMP for a luncheon to kick off the inaugural event. Event Co-chair Mara Cohara was the host. Exciting plans are being made for the June 15th celebration, which will be held at Loews Kansas City Hotel. […]

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Life Unlimited – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Life Unlimited’s Hats Off to Mothers luncheon will be held on May 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Rachael Sabates is serving as the luncheon chair. The honorees, applauded for balancing family life, personal achievement, and community service, are Lisa Block, Stephanie Freeman, Sandra Lawrence, Laura Perin, Anita Robb, Lynda Robertson, CiCi Rojas, Nancy […]

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

January 19th was the date when members of Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society gathered at The Kansas City Country Club for A Musical Evening with Ramona, featuring Kansas City Ballet’s Music Director, Ramona Pansegrau. The festive event included a dessert reception and a program on Cinderella and Prokofiev’s captivating music. Guests enjoyed Ramona’s presentation and […]

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The Independent’s 2022 Top Ten Party

More than 200 guests gathered for The Independent’s Top Ten Party on February 16th at the 1900 Building. Our Town’s strong commitment to philanthropy was on display at the celebration as the Top Ten Events of 2022 and The Independent’s 2023 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom […]

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