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The Jewel Ball Prelude Party

June 6th was the date for The Jewel Ball Prelude Party, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The festive event kicked off the 2019 Jewel Ball season. Peggy Lyons and Jeanne Sosland served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. Jewel Ball Vice Chairman Susie and Spence Heddens   Jewel Ball Announcer […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

May 9th was the date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale. Tracy Link and Ashley Gulledge were the named 2019 Man & Woman of the Year. The 15 candidates raised more than $575,000 to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Molly Lack, 2020 All-Star […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the spot where the Truman Library Institute’s 20th annual Wild About Harry took place on May 2nd. Former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright was the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership honoree, and she and President Harry S. Truman’s grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, […]

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JDRF – Dream Gala

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the setting for the JDRF Dream Gala on May 4th. The Rick and Cathy Baier Foundation hosted the event, which featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and Fund A Cure. This year’s event raised more than two million dollars to transform the lives […]

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Royals Charities – Celebrity Golf Tournament

Shadow Glen Golf Club was the setting for Royals Charities’ 12th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on May 13th. Proceeds benefited Royals Charities and Special Olympics KC Metro. Brad Keller, Kansas City Royals   Sluggerrr entertained the guests.   Jeff Blobaum, Alan McKeever, Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals; Pete Ciacco, and Brian Haaraoja Also featured in […]

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The Symphony League – Spring Luncheon

Webster House was the setting for The Symphony League’s Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Members celebrated the upcoming Symphony Ball, “The Firebird Ball,” 25-year members, and the extraordinary career contributions of retiring Kansas City Symphony Executive Director, Frank Byrne. Elaine Mann, president; Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr., Ball honorary chairmen; and Mary Leonida, Ball chairman […]

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The Folly Theater – Folly Golf Classic

The Folly Theater celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Folly Golf Classic on May 20th at Oakwood Country Club. Steve Paddock and Alex Solorio served as the co-chairmen. Golfers enjoyed a barbecue lunch before hitting the course. After the tournament, players enjoyed a silent auction, a raffle, and the scotch and cigar patio. Bob Martinez, […]

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

May 4th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA’s) Gala, “Generations of Revelations,” at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mayor Sly James was honored with the Janet K. Miller Award. KCFAA’s mission is to make dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, […]

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Catholic Charities of NE KS – Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

Lake Quivira Country Club was the site for the 38th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. The event, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on May 13th. At that time, Founder Ben Zarda announced a legacy gift that will allow the tournament to continue into its 50th year. This […]

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