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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

WNBA star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Women’s Sports Awards Celebration, which kicked off WIN for KC’s 20th anniversary on January 31st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.  Also featured in the March 8th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Photography […]

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The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial – Diane Lees Event

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial welcomed Diane Lees, United Kingdom’s Imperial War Museums; on January 10th for a day at the Museum. Museum Trustee Brad Bergman donated a tail assembly fin from a French Breguet XVI B2 Bomber. Also featured in the February 22nd issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Todd […]

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Top Ten Events of 2013

The Independent extends our warmest congratulations to Our Town’s non profits, their honorary chairmen, chairmen, committee members, and volunteers for another successful year of philanthropy in Kansas City. Thank you for helping to make Kansas City a community full of care and compassion! Stay tuned for the full feature debuting in this weekend’s issue of The Independent. Also […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Party Arty: Mirage

January 18th was the date for the Young Friends of Art’s Party Arty: Mirage at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Laura Allinder, Andrea Ganier, Katherine Myers, and Leah Vomhof served as the co-chairmen. This year’s theme celebrated Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists on display now at The Nelson-Atkins, as well as the upcoming exhibition, Roads […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy –  Auction, “You Are A Shining Star”

St. Teresa’s Academy’s Auction, “You Are A Shining Star,” was held on November 23rd. Lynn and Jay Reardon, Lena and Joe Runyan and Amy and Jim Sullivan were the co-chairmen, and Larry Moore and Mark Fitzpatrick served as the emcees. More than 500 guests enjoyed a delicious gourmet dinner from Garozzo’s Ristorante and silent and […]

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World AIDS Day 2013

The AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City recognized Worlds AIDS Day 2013 with several special events. On November 13th, patrons enjoyed a spirited evening at the beautiful home of Dan Nilsen. The Community Luncheon was held on November 25th and featured a panel of local HIV/AIDS experts and advocates, emceed by Phil Witt. On […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

December 12th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon at The American Restaurant.  Guests enjoyed a festive afternoon, complete with sounds of the season as played on the piano, as well as a presentation by Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet. Also featured in the February 8th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Annual Membership Tea

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the holiday season with its Annual Membership Tea on December 11th at the lovely home of Jackie Cunningham. Great fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and dessert were enjoyed by the auxiliary members and their guests. Major Sharon Smith greeted members and presented an update on this year’s Kettle Campaign. Also featured […]

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KVC Health Systems – The Gala

November 22nd was the date for KVC Health System’s The Gala at Pennway Place. Jan Frankenberg, Rupal Gor, Jessica Nelson, Courtney Siemens, and Marsha Voran served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education for children and families in Our Town.   Also featured in the January 25th issue of The […]

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