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May 27, 2023

Cristo Rey High School – 17th annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center was the site for the 17th annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, a benefit for Cristo Rey High School. Cathy and Chip Toth served as the honorary chairs for the event, which was held on March 25th. Sarah Walsh and Christy Hartner were the event co-chairs. […]

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – 15th annual Challenge Your Fashion

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s 15th annual Challenge Your Fashion event was held on April 22nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Shannon and Brent Johnson were the event chairs. Partygoers enjoyed a fabulous fashion show, where local professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes ruled the runway. The event also […]

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Lyric Opera Ball: “Celebrating Sondheim – ‘Send in the Clowns’”

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center was the site for the annual Lyric Opera Ball, hosted by the Lyric Opera Circle. This year’s event, which was held on April 1st, had the theme “Celebrating Sondheim – ‘Send in the Clowns.’” Drs. Karla and Ivan Batlle served as the honorary chairmen. Edie Downing and […]

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The Jewel Ball – Chairmen’s Coffee

The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee took place at The Kansas City Country Club on April 12th. This year’s Jewel Ball will be held on June 17th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Joan Marsh is serving as the honorary chairman, and Anne Russ is the chairman.      Featured in the May 27, 2023 issue […]

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The Family Conservancy – 2023 Brew for Books

The 10th annual Brew for Books, a benefit for The Family Conservancy, was held on April 26th at Boulevard Brewing Company. Guests donated books for children from infants to five-years-olds, and celebrated early brain development and literacy. Ryan Triggs was the featured performer. There was an auction and also yard games.          […]

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Children’s Mercy – 2023 Investiture Ceremony

Children’s Mercy formally invested five endowed faculty positions at the 2023 Investiture Ceremony on April 19th. The honorees were Dr. Aliessa P. Barnes, The Melva and Randall L. O’Donnell Chair in Pediatric Cardiology; Dr. Steven Olsen, Swatek Family Endowed Chair in Neonatology; Dr. Jon Wagner, Matson Family Endowed Professorship in Cardiology Research; Dr. Norman Y. […]

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KidsTLC’s Benefit23: Dream

KidsTLC’s Benefit23: Dream will be held at J. Rieger & Company on October 7th. Sarah and Ryan Owings are serving as the event chairs. In keeping with the theme, guests should envision a “sophisticated pajama party.” In addition to exploration of the J. Rieger & Company distillery, the agenda will include custom cocktails, delicious food […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

April 20th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope Breakfast, which was held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. CASA was founded in 1983 by the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, and the event celebrated the organization’s 40th anniversary. The honorary chair was Jeff […]

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2023 Class Of Rising Stars – Kristal Ronnebaum

Kansas City is well known for its love of barbecue, but there’s another thing we are just as passionate about – community service. From volunteering at local non profits to organizing fundraising events that benefit neighbors in need, Kansas Citians seem to always look for ways to give back to the community. Kristal Ronnebaum is […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 27th annual Kids Night Out

The 27th annual Kids Night Out, a benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, was held on April 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Mary Jane and Michael Judy served as the honorary chairs, and Andy Burczyk, board member, was the chair. The program featured a message from Sanay C., Missouri […]

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Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory – True Blue Spring Luncheon

April 19th was the date for the Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory’s True Blue Spring Luncheon, which was held at Indian Hills Country Club. The event chairman was Michele Hamlett-Weith. Bonnie Chaney serves as the organization’s president. Dr. Alison DeSimone, associate professor of musicology, UMKC Conservatory, introduced the student programs. Guests enjoyed a delicious […]

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