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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

On November 9th, an evening celebrating immortality and the opening of the major exhibition, Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt, was held at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Shirley Bush Helzberg and Barnett Helzberg and Ann and Kenneth Baum served as the co-chairmen, and Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce and Paul DeBruce were the honorary chairmen. Craig Sole and Wayne […]

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KVC – Gala

The night was Havana hot for KVC’s Gala on November 8th at The Abbott. Beth and Patrick Whalen served as the chairmen. Proceeds benefited KVC, which helps children and families in crisis through foster care, adoption services, and KVC’s children’s psychiatric hospitals. Haley and Jack Epps   Karla Van Goethem, Laura Treas, and Nicole Feltz […]

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Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward, players went to Nick and Jake’s Restaurant in Overland Park for a dinner, celebration, and an auction. Since 2009, Fore the Kids has raised more […]

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Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an expert in humane practices in incarceration who is currently working for the European Union to help reshape criminal justice practices throughout Europe, was the featured […]

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BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello, Gracie Guignon, Maddie Hise, Elizabeth Horner, Lauren Hunter, Madelyn Kretsinger, Annie Savage, Betsy Sundeen, Katie Tetrick, and Lauren Zastrow served as the hosts.   (Front […]

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Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support Sheffield Place, which serves more than 130 homeless families and provides supportive housing, mental health and addiction recovery services, case management, life […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters – Empower Breakfast

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual Empower Breakfast was held on October 9th at The Gallery Event Space. Nearly 300 guests listened to inspirational stories and learned about the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to get involved in the organization’s individual giving program, Match Makers. Tonya Jackson, Anthony Carey, and Erica Ostroski, BBBSKC […]

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Children’s Mercy – KC Cares for Kids Walk

October 5th was the date for the sixth annual KC Cares for Kids Walk. Community partners, the leadership of the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary, and Children’s Mercy employees braved the rainy weather and had a fabulous time at this year’s event. The Walk raised more than $70,000 and counting for the Children’s Mercy Cancer […]

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Jackson County CASA – Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope

More than 225 guests gathered for Jackson County CASA’s inaugural live auction event, Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope. The October 11th evening was held at Cherry Hall. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Bread and Butter Concepts, silent and live auctions, and magic mirror photos from Mirror Me KC. More than $85,000 […]

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