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December 18, 2021 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. Andrew Garton is the assistant director of philanthropic giving at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. He leads a team of philanthropic advisors at Children’s Mercy, where […]

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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.  Being a part of a marching band performing at the […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 48th Annual Snow Ball Parish Parties

Members of numerous Catholic churches – the Church of the Ascension, Curé of Ars, Good Shepherd, Holy Angels, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, and Prince of Peace – recently held a variety of parties to kick start the festivities for the 48th Annual Snow Ball. The event, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast […]

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Art Scene – Rachael Blackburn Cozad

Classifying Rachael Blackburn Cozad proves to be more challenging the more one dives into her many diverse artistic  pursuits. What strikes us initially is the breadth and depth of her knowledge; there is no one area of expertise, but rather a multitude of them. The second impression is of Rachael’s incredible and innate taste; she clearly […]

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KVC Hospitals Kansas City – Outdoor Staff Party

KVC Hospitals Kansas City, which serves children and families dealing with mental health issues, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. An Outdoor Staff Party was held to mark the occasion, The fun featured food trucks, and there were KVC umbrellas as souvenirs.            Read more in the December 18, 2021 issue of The […]

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First Tee Greater Kansas City – Tom Watson’s Day For Kids Golf Tournament

Oakwood Country Club was the site for Tom Watson’s Day For Kids Golf Tournament, a benefit for the children served by First Tee Greater Kansas City. Tom held a clinic prior to the shotgun start – and then he played one hole with each team, making it a memorable round for every golfer. Charlie Sunderland […]

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Crib Note – Ann Louise Richard

September 24th was a special day in the lives of Justine and Ryan Richard of Kansas City, Missouri. Ann Louise Richard was born weighing seven pounds, three ounces. The blue-eyed brunette was 20 and one-half inches long. Annie is the first grandchild for Ann and Frank Uryasz II and the fourth grandchild for Denise and […]

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Newhouse – Imagine A Day Gala

As difficult as it is to believe, 1971 was 50 years ago. That’s when Newhouse was founded. It is now Kansas City’s oldest domestic violence shelter. More than 660 guests gathered at the Loews Kansas City Hotel on November 13th for the organization’s Imagine A Day Gala. Terri and Phil Thomas were the honorary chairmen, […]

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Congratulations, Abbey & Jordan!

Lauri Burpee Jones of Mission Hills, Kansas, and Mr. Laurence Russell Jones III of Corpus Christi, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbey Elizabeth Jones, to Jordan Michael Schmidt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley John Schmidt of Overland Park, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. […]

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