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Girls’ Night In

Dr. Marina Hannen, Dr. Rita Hyde, Dr. Rhea Pimentel, and Dr. Ashley Simmons were the honorary co-chairmen of the ninth annual Girls’ Night In on February 26th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The event supported the Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital and Turning Point: The Center […]

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Benedictine College – Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Joan Koechner Charbonneau and Stephen Charbonneau served as the co-chairmen of the Benedictine College Scholarship Ball. The February 22nd event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Patricia Kearney Elder and the founding members of the Benedictine Raven Soccer Boosters were honored with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict.  […]

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Wayside Waifs – Purr Gamma Bark

Members of Wayside Waif’s Purr Gamma Bark sorority gathered on February 12th at the beautiful home of Susan Sight. Guests enjoyed shopping for sorority spirit wear, singing the official sorority song and planning fun fall events. Each of the sisters donated dog and cat toys for the Waifs.  Also featured in the April 5th issue […]

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The Vodka Martini Event: AUDIENTIA

Christina and David Bernstein were the honorary chairmen and Susan Bernstein Luetje and Chucker Luetje served as the chairmen of The Vodka Martini Event: AUDIENTIA, a benefit for the Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute. The February 21st gala was held at 28 Event Space. Partygoers enjoyed vodka martinis paired with delicious cuisine and incredible entertainment by […]

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Notre Dame de Sion School – Gala Auction

Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction was held on March 1st at Starlight Theatre. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Chef Ted Habiger, Room 39; and an exciting live auction. Dawn Diamond, 1986 alumna; won the raffle and Angus Dwyer was the happy winner of a Toyota RAV4. Also featured in the April 5th […]

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2014 Man & Woman of the Year 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year winners will be announced at the Grand Finale on May 29th at Kansas City Marriott Downtown. For the next 10 weeks, the 22 candidates will raise funds to reach their goal of $500,000. Each dollar counts as one vote. Voting begins March 20th. […]

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The Top Ten Party

On February 20th, The Independent and Nonprofit Connect hosted a Top Ten Party at The Bean Hangar at The Roasterie. Emcee John Holt announced the Top Ten Events of 2013.  The 2014 Rising Stars of Philanthropy were also celebrated. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, while celebrating Our Town’s commitment to philanthropy.  Also […]

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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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