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Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – National Philanthropy Day

For National Philanthropy Day on November 14th, the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosted a reception at Starlight Theatre’s Applause Club, followed by a celebration for award winners. The 2018 honorees: Beth and Pat McCown – Philanthropist; Deliece Hofen – Volunteer; Honeywell – Business Philanthropist; Jenea Oliver, Children’s Mercy – Excellence in […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

Suzanne Shank and Marty Smoler were the honorary chairmen, and Yvette and Joseph Miceli served as the chairmen of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo. The November 2nd event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. More than 430 guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, a performance in Helzberg Hall, […]

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Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter – Parkinson’s Prohibition

The second annual Parkinson’s Prohibition was held on October 25th at the KCP&L Building. Kelly Kehrees and Blake Nelson were the co-chairmen. Trisha Brauer served as the auctioneer, and Neal Jones was the emcee. Partygoers enjoyed craft cocktails, a delightful buffet, the music of The Gatsby Gang, a raffle, and a live auction. Proceeds support […]

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The sixth annual Signature Chefs Auction took place on October 18th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ted Habiger, Room 39 and Brewery Emperial; led a group of 11 of Our Town’s most celebrated chefs. Proceeds benefited March of Dimes to help support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy […]

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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 15th annual Johnson County Fall Forum took place on October 12th at the Overland Park Sheraton. The luncheon ensured that MOCSA’s advocacy, counseling and prevention education services reach thousands in Johnson County. Elise and Robert Chapline served as the honorary chairmen, and Kristin Wing and Kathy Woodward were the co-chairmen. John Holt served as […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Emerald City Ball

The Emerald City Ball was held on October 6th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event, hosted by the Kansas City Ballet Guild, was a celebration of Kansas City Ballet’s world premiere of Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. Carol and W. Anthony Feiock were the honorary chairmen, and Gigi Rose served […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception

The St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception, hosted by Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas, took place on November 2nd. The evening began with mass at Curé of Ars Catholic Church. Afterwards, more than 100 guests attended a reception at the lovely home of Lori and Matt Keenan. The event recognized supporters of the […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – An Evening at the Court of Napoleon

October 20th was the date for An Evening at the Court of Napoleon at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The gala marked the opening of the exhibition, Napoleon: Power and Splendor.  (Seated) Kimberly Masteller and Dr. Roopa Bansal (standing) Maggie Mackey (as a courtier), Taryn Backlund (as Josephine), Alec Hill (as Napoleon), and Scott Fagan […]

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The Kemper Gala 2018

The Kemper Gala 2018, “Body Electric: Color The Night. Ignite Your Soul.,” was held on October 13th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Christy and Bill Gautreaux were the honorary chairmen, and Lauren Merriman and Lisa Garney served as the co-chairmen. Karen and Jack Holland served as the Kemper Ambassadors chairmen. Guests dazzled in […]

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