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Spofford – Butterfly Gala & Auction

On October 19th, more than 400 guests gathered to celebrate Spofford’s mission of transforming lives at the Spofford Butterfly Gala & Auction. The annual event raises funds to support Spofford’s mission to provide residential and community-based services for children with emotional and behavioral disturbances attributed to abuse, neglect and childhood mental illness.  Janine and Doug […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Antiques and Treasures

On October 5th, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary enjoyed Jeanne Richardson’s program, Antiques and Treasures, at the Army’s Divisional Headquarters. Many members brought special treasures to learn more about their history.  Also featured in the November 30th issue of The Independent  Jeanne Richardson, featured speaker; Donna Clark, Kay Roscoe, Major Sharon Smith, Joanne Kurre, and […]

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Crittenton Children’s Center – A Toast for the Children

A Toast for the Children, an annual benefit for Crittenton Children’s Center, was held held on October 10th at Starlight Theatre. Dr. Gary D. Baker was honored for his extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth. Also featured in the November 30th issue […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Committee of 100

October 8th was the date for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Committee of 100’s Celebratory Luncheon at the Museum. Mary Atterbury and Liz Uhlmann were the honorary co-chairmen, and Caroline McCallister and Stephanie Seigfreid were the chairmen of the event which featured guest speaker Charlotte Moss.  Also featured in the November 3oth issue of The […]

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The Kansas City Ballet – Opening Night Party

October 11th was the date for The Kansas City Ballet’s Opening Night Party to kick off the 56th season. The event was held at the Belger Arts Center, and guests enjoyed delicious fare before being transported to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for The Kansas City Ballet’s fall performance. Also featured in the […]

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Truman Medical Centers – Eat Your Art Out

On November 4th, Truman Medical Centers held its first-ever Eat Your Art Out event at Webster House. Terri and Doug Curran served as the honorary chairmen. More than 300 guests enjoyed sumptuous fare, cocktails, live entertainment, and a biennial juried art exhibit of works created by local artists living with mental illness. Also featured in […]

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The Society of Fellows – Annual Dinner

The Society of Fellows of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art held its Annual Dinner on October 17th in Kirkwood Hall. Guests enjoyed the grand opening of the featured exhibition, Impressionist France; Visions of Nation Le Grey to Monet, followed by a delightful French-inspired culinary feast presented by Executive Chef Jonathan Pye. Also featured in the November […]

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties Cotillion – Meet and Greet

Bishop Miege High School was the setting for a tuxedo fitting and meet and greet for the fathers of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties Cotillion honorees. The men had a wonderful time socializing and getting to know each another.  Also featured in the November 30th issue of The Independent  Randy Larsen and […]

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62nd Annual Kappa Homes Tour

Celebrate the Season at the 62nd Annual Kappa Homes Tour from December 4th through the 6th. Four exceptional homes will be on display, beautifully decorated for the holidays by local floral designers. The Gift & Gourmet Shop at Homestead Country Club will offer numerous vendors selling holiday gifts, jewelry, home goods and homemade treats. Proceeds […]

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