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May 18, 2024 Issue

The Independent – 125 Years of Tradition

“The modernity of yesterday is the tradition of today, and the modernity of today will be tradition tomorrow.” Jose Andres Tradition is a beautiful thread that weaves itself throughout the tapestry of human history. It binds our past, guides our present, and helps to shape our future. At one end of the spectrum, it is […]

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The Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory – Sophisticated Ladies Spring Luncheon

Indian Hills Country Club was the site for The Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory’s Sophisticated Ladies Spring Luncheon, which was held on April 17th. Michele Hamlett-Weith served as the chairman, and Linda Eddy and Barbara Lutman served as auction co-chairmen. UMKC Conservatory Dean Courtney Crappell introduced the program, followed by remarks from Stephen Steigman, […]

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University of Central Missouri – Evening of Appreciation Gala

University of Central Missouri honored its most generous donors at the annual Evening of Appreciation Gala on April 20th. The event was held in Warrensburg, Missouri. Former UCM President Dr. Ed and Sandra Elliott were honored as Founding Philanthropists, along with alums Rand and Kelly Harbert.      Featured in the May 18, 2024 issue […]

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2024 Starry Night at Starlight

The stars will be out – all of the Starry Night at Starlight stars, that is! On July 27th, a group of Kansas City’s most dynamic charitable movers and shakers will raise funds to support Starlight’s Bob Rohlf Internship Program. Partygoers will enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun, food, music, and a Broadway performance. Every […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – 57th annual Ballet Ball

The Kansas City Ballet Guild will host its 57th annual Ballet Ball on December 7th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Nutcracker Ball will help celebrate Kansas City Ballet’s December 6th through the 24th performances of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Linda and John “Topper” Johntz […]

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Health Partnership Clinic – Opening Doors Luncheon

Health Partnership Clinic’s Opening Doors Luncheon was held on April 11th. Founders Awards were presented to the Shawnee Mission School District and the Olathe School District; and Auburn Pharmacy received the Leadership Impact Award. Matt Stewart served as the emcee, and Denise Kelly, Health Partnership Clinic, and Jennifer Amigo Wayne, a patient, provided inspirational stories […]

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Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy – Leading with Love

Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy will host a celebration to mark its first five years on September 6th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Members of the Celebration Committee for Leading with Love met recently to kick off the festivities at a luncheon hosted by Mara Cohara, committee member. Leading the fundraising event is Christine Kemper, […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball

Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball was held on March 9th at the Overland Park Marriott. The event, a benefit for Inclusion Connections, featured a “There’s No Base Like Home,” theme. Partygoers enjoyed a signature cocktail, a wine, Bourbon, and purse pull, a live auction, and dancing. Jennifer and Rex Hudler were the honorary chairs, […]

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The Jewel Ball – Chairmen’s Coffee

The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on April 10th at The Kansas City Country Club, where Chairman Holly Milledge and Honorary Chairman Sue Esrey welcomed guests to the beautiful event filled with stunning flowers of pink, white, and green. The Jewel Ball will be held on June 15th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. […]

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The Children’s Place’s Party for The Place: Bloom

April 13th was the date for The Children’s Place’s Party for The Place: Bloom. More than 700 guests enjoyed the festive event, which was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Patty and Don Kincaid served as the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support the organization’s mission of providing mental health services for […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 28th annual Kids Night Out

Thomas Rhett took the stage for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s 28th annual Kids Night Out celebration on April 13th at the Overland Park Convention Center! Board Member Andy Burczyk led the fun-filled night as event chair. More than 1,600 guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, presentations, and dancing the night […]

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