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High Aspirations – 8th Annual Mentors Challenge

Henry Bloch, Mary and Tom Bloch and Peggy and Terry Dunn served as honorary co-chairmen for the 8th Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations. Debbie Swearingen and Gayle Krigel were the co-chairmen of the event, which was held on November 8th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ralph Reid […]

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Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas – Bubble Ball for Wishes Sake

Bubble Ball for Wishes Sake, a benefit for Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas, was held recently at The Abbott Event Space. The second annual event featured a runway show and an art gallery exhibit designed by local artists who used bubble wrap to recreate Our Town’s Wish Kids’ favorite movie characters. More than $275,000 was raised […]

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital – Boo Ball

Elvis was in the building – the Pavilion at John Knox Village – on October 26th. The Pavilion itself was transformed into a casino for a Viva Las Vegas evening, featuring live and silent auctions, dancing and a variety of games. The event was the Boo Ball, a benefit for Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Proceeds […]

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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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