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Children’s Mercy – 2022 Investiture Ceremony

A record number of seven endowed positions were awarded at the 2022 Investiture Ceremony at Children’s Mercy on April 13th. Dr. Denise Bratcher was the recipient of the Dr. Sidney F. Pakula Endowed Chair in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Mark A. Clements was awarded the Rick and Cathy Baier Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology. Dr. […]

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Jackson County CASA – 22nd annual Light of Hope Breakfast

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center was the site of Jackson County CASA’s 22nd annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Nearly 700 guests gathered for the event, which was held on April 13th. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg were the honorary chairmen. The keynote speaker was Brittney Daniels. The Sunderland Foundation was honored with the […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – “Una Notte a Roma” Benefactor Party

The beautiful home of Dan Meiners and David Brinkerhoff was the site for the Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma.” Regina Kort was the chairman for the cocktail reception, which was held on April 7th. Gigi Rose was the chairman of the Ball, which took place on […]

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Notre Dame de Sion – 36th Annual Gala Auction

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland was the site for Notre Dame de Sion’s 36th Annual Gala Auction. The Mardi Gras-themed event featured a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, a raffle, and dancing to the tunes of the Ernest James Zydeco Band. Bryonha Marie Parham ‘03, a successful actress and singer who has performed […]

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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Rose Brooks Center recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of Cabaret at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Marisha Wallace entertained guests with some favorite Broadway hits, including tunes from her breakout West End performance in Dreamgirls! Lauren and David Atterbury served as the chairmen. Proceeds support the organization’s mission to break the cycle of domestic violence so […]

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KVC Health Systems – Friday Night Live Gala

KVC Health Systems’ Friday Night Live Gala was held on March 4th. More than 400 guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious cuisine, an auction, a performance by the KC Improv Company, and dancing to the tunes of Lost Wax. Maria and Sean Hurley served as the chairmen of the event that supports the children and families served […]

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Stanislav and Friends: A Benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music – Benefactor Party

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for a Benefactor Party for Stanislav and Friends: A Benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music. Park International Center for Music student artists performed, and eastern European cuisine was served. The event was held on March 19th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Cyprienne Simchowitz […]

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Benedictine College – 50th Annual Scholarship Ball

The Overland Park Convention Center was the site for Benedictine College’s 50th Annual Scholarship Ball on February 26th. Colleen “Cocoa” and Kevin O’Malley and Lené Westerman served as the co-chairmen. The Cross of the Order of St. Benedict was awarded to Lené Westerman and Janet and Larry Wilcox. John Holt served as the emcee. Featured […]

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HALO – Virtual Art Auction, “Defying the Odds

February 25th was the date for HALO’s Virtual Art Auction, “Defying the Odds.” The action-packed evening featured live and silent auctions, the premiere of the HALO Documentary Short Film, Ziere, and special guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayek, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more. Participants enjoyed musical performances by Sister Sledge ft. Sledgendary, Blessing Offor, […]

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