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Rockhurst University – Leadership Series

March 26th was the date for the Rockhurst University Leadership Series. The seventh annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joe Montana, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, was the featured speaker. Tom McDonnell and Tom McCullough were honored with the Rashford-Lyon Award. Chris Huber and Greg Fendler served […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques Patrons’ Party

New York Times best-selling author and Kansas City native Gretchen Rubin signed copies of her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize to Make Room for More Happiness on April 11th at a Patrons’ Party for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques. All proceeds supported the sports medicine program at Saint Luke’s South […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – Benefactor Party

Guests enjoyed the house and outdoor spaces when Jeanne and Joe Brandmeyer opened their lovely home for the Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – For the Love of Opera. Barbara Haviland and Pamela Bruce, who served as Ball co-chairmen, thanked everyone for generously supporting the event. Marilyn and Kenneth Hager […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City – Standing Ovation

At Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Standing Ovation event on April 14th, more than 1,300 Bigs, Littles, and supporters celebrated their friendships and how long they have been matched together. Matches enjoyed pre-show entertainment at the gala, which was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Bigs and Littles enjoyed the gaming suite during the pre-show […]

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Family Conservancy – 6th Annual Brew for Books

April 11th was the date for the Family Conservancy’s 6th Annual Brew for Books at Boulevard Brewery. More than 1,600 books were collected to promote early literacy for at-risk children in Our Town.  Craig Miller, Megan Boos, Barnett Cardin, Jeff Boos, Laura Blasi, Kendra Cardin, Christopher Bobal, Jessica Bobal, Tony Gage, and Kendra Gage   […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

On April 11th, Jackson County CASA held its 19th annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Mira Mdivani was the honorary chairman, and Lara Klover was the chairman. John Holt served as the emcee. Patty Brehm, Jamie Johnson, and Kathy Bussing   Emcee John Holt looked on as Laura Williams presented Ann Goodrich with the Teresa Rabideau […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – New Member Luncheon

The Kansas City Young Matrons’ class of 2018-2019 hosted the class of 2019-2020 at a New Member Luncheon. The April 25th event was held at the organization’s club house. (Seated) Anne Krause and Anne Blessing (standing) Marti Bodenhamer, Sheri Smith, and Nancy Brown   Cam McCracken, Mary Hockstad, Patti Paisner, Marcy Henderson, and Cindy Schenken […]

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Charlie’s House – Charlie’s Ball

Union Station Kansas City was the place for the second annual Charlie’s Ball on February 23rd. Parents and children were entertained by Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. Everyone was dazzled by the balloon drop. Tanna Guthrie was the auctioneer, and Taylor Hemness served the emcee. Dinner (featuring dessert by Freezing Moo) was […]

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Center for Practical Bioethics – Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner for the Center for Practical Bioethics was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on April 9th. Julie and Wayne Carter were the honorary chairmen. The 2019 Vision to Action Award was presented to Lisa and Jim Spigarelli. The keynote speaker was Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin: […]

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