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The Children’s Place – Party for The Place: Studio 45

Party for The Place: Studio 45, a benefit for The Children’s Place, was held on April 1st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Danelle and Chris Bender were the honorary chairs, and Whitney Reagan serves as the Angel board chair. Abby Eden was the emcee, and the festivities featured the talents […]

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Horizon Academy – A Novel Night: True Grit

A Novel Night: True Grit, a benefit for Horizon Academy, was held on February 25th at The Gallery Event Space. Liz Barnes, board member, served as the honorary chairman, and Morgan Parker and Hillary Winzenried were the co-chairmen. Rae Daniel was the emcee for the festivities, which featured a Western theme. Guests enjoyed a performance […]

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Park University’s International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

March 11th was the date for Stanislav & Friends, a benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music. The fourth annual event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Debbie and John Starr were the honorary chairmen. A concert featured the talents of Park ICM faculty members, students, and alumni. Afterward, there […]

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Notre Dame de Sion Schools – 37th Annual Gala, “There’s No Place Like Sion”

A lot of fellowship and fun was had on March 4th at Notre Dame de Sion Schools’ 37th Annual Gala, “There’s No Place Like Sion.” Guests were treated to a performance of the Wizard of Oz featuring Faculty Members Maggie Killian and Kate Pilgreen and Student Carolina O’Byrne, silent and live auctions, a raffle with […]

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Patrons Party for Romantic Revels

On February 16th, the lovely home of Kelly and Joe Privitera was the site for the Patrons Party for Romantic Revels, a benefit for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. That evening, Linda Word, board member, was honored with the Founder’s Award in recognition of her many years of service. Doctors Susan and Charles Porter […]

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Park University’s International Center for Music – Benefactor Party for Stanislav & Friends 2023

February 21st was the date for the Benefactor Party for Stanislav & Friends 2023 at The River Club. Guests enjoyed a performance by Park ICM student artists and delectable cuisine by Executive Chef Jos van Hengel. The event, a benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music, was held on March 11th at the Kauffman […]

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Growing Futures Early Education Center – Pickleball & Jams

February 19th was the date, and Chicken N Pickle in Overland Park, Kansas, was the place for Growing Futures Early Education Center’s first annual Pickleball & Jams tournament. Guests competed in multiple rounds of the popular sport and enjoyed the tunes of Vanessa Ramirez, aka DJ Ne$$. Proceeds will help provide quality early learning opportunities […]

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Children’s Mercy – 2023 Red Hot Night

February 4th outdoors? Brrr! February 4th at the Kansas City Convention Center? Ahhh. That was the evening for the 19th annual Red Hot Night gala, which was hosted by the Red Hot Night board. Proceeds benefited pediatric research at Children’s Mercy. Angela Hurt and Anita and Dean Newton were the honorary co-chairs, and the co-chairs […]

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Defying the Odds: A HALO Art Auction Benefiting Homeless Youth

February 24th was the date – and Hotel Kansas City was the place – for Defying the Odds: A HALO Art Auction. Missy and Bill Love and Rebecca and Trey Bowen were the honorary co-chairs. There were live and silent auctions, which featured a variety of items, including artwork by HALO youth and professional artists. […]

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Benedictine College – 51st Scholarship Ball

Practice makes perfect! That was certainly true when Lené Westerman and Colleen and Kevin O’Malley reprised their roles as co-chairmen of the 51st Benedictine College Scholarship Ball. The Cross of the Order of St. Benedict was awarded to Kathy and Jack Newman. The emcee was John Holt. The evening’s festivities included videos, student features, and […]

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2023 Paw Print Issue

A celebration of the remarkable pets of Our Town.  Sponsored by:                                                                      

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Friends of Chamber Music – Soirée 2023

Doctors Hilary and John Stroh served as the honorary chairs for Soirée 2023. The benefit for the Friends of Chamber Music was held at the Kansas City Club on March 3rd. Nancy Lee Kemper is the board chair. Among the highlights were a preview of the 2023-2024 season, a live auction, and a performance by […]

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K-State Alumni Association – Wabash CannonBall

February 24th was the date for the K-State Alumni Association’s Wabash CannonBall. The 16th annual event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Nearly 900 guests celebrated at the black-tie evening, which supports scholarships for K-State students from the Kansas City area.                     Featured in […]

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Alphapointe – Seventh Annual Boots and Pearls: Wine and Whiskey

The J. Rieger Distillery was the site for Alphapointe’s seventh annual Boots and Pearls: Wine and Whiskey. Nearly 600 guests gathered for the February 24th event. Partygoers sampled wines, beers, J. Rieger spirits and cocktails, delicious bites, and tempting auction packages. Proceeds will be used to support vision rehabilitation for people with vision loss.   […]

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TRAILBLAZING: Central Exchange

The Central Exchange was founded in 1980 by Marjorie Powell Allen and Beth Smith. The 160 founding members included Kay Barnes, Anita Butler, Joan Dillon, Adele Hall, Mamie Hughes, Dorothy Johnson, Linda Moore, Terry Satterlee, Linda Hood Talbott, and Judith Whittaker. Toni Watson was the organization’s first executive director. Ann Hackett is the current leader […]

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TRAILBLAZING: Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was founded in 1950. The Kansas City chapter, which was created in 1982, currently has more than 150 members. The organization’s focus is on STEM Outreach for girls in the metropolitan area and on networking events for women in STEM fields. Events include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day […]

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TRAILBLAZING: National Congress of Black Women – Kansas City Chapter

Sylvya Stevenson founded the National Congress of Black Women–Kansas City Chapter in 2013; it is an affiliate of the National Congress of Black Women, which was founded by the late Representative Shirley Chisholm, who was the first Black woman to be elected to The United States Congress. The organization offers affordable memberships for Black women […]

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Terri E. Barnes founded The Nia Project Kansas City in 2020. The organization works to support projects that enable Black women and girls to build confidence and increase their opportunities for success. Black Women Get Fit (BWGF) is the signature program. Participants meet with experts in a variety of fields. In addition to physical fitness […]

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TRAILBLAZING: Awesome Ambitions

Cynthia Newsome, founder, and Angela Curry, co-founder, created Awesome Ambitions in 1997; Cynthia now serves as the organization’s president. Awesome Ambitions participants are Black and Brown girls in the eighth through the 12th grades. The organization has four pillars: social justice and the law, college and career readiness, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness. Participants are […]

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TRAILBLAZING: Mother’s Refuge

Mother’s Refuge was founded in 1987. The organization’s clients, who reside onsite, are young women who were previously homeless and are either pregnant or have very young children. Medical care is provided. Residents are required to pursue educational opportunities and are encouraged to accept counseling. A five-step program is devoted to lessons in parenting, infant […]

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels was held on February 11th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Drs. Susan and Charles Porter were the honorary chairmen. Linda Word was honored with the Founder’s Award. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and dancing. For a special treat, HASF actors and […]

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