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Kansas City CARE Clinic – Night in BLOOM

Night in BLOOM: a black & white masquerade, which took place at the Scottish Rite Temple on April 12th, was completely sold out! The fabulous evening was the most successful event in the Kansas City CARE Clinic’s 43-year history. Also featured in the May 31, 2014 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder […]

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Salvation Army – Women’s Auxiliary

At the Salvation Army’s Westport Community Center, members of the women’s auxiliary helped mailed out the Shopping With A Heart catalog, its annual fundraiser for The Army’s Children’s Center. Also featured in the May 17, 2014 issue of The Independent  (Seated) Rebecca Laughlin, Louise Barnow, Kay Roscoe, and Kathleen Anderson (standing) Joanne Kurre, Pat Conway, […]

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Great Plains SPCA – Pawtini Gala

Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini Gala, “Seeing Spots,” was held on March 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ann Jandl and Debbie Ward served as co-chairmen of the event that featured cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. Also featured in the May 17, 2014 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques

Deanna and Greg Graves were the honorary chairmen, and Dr. Patricia Martin and Kim Madden served as co-chairmen of the Saint Luke’s Foundation’s seventh annual Books & Boutiques. Marlo Thomas was the featured speaker, and each guest received a signed copy of her new book, It Ain’t Over. Proceeds from the event support the Emergency […]

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The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky exhibit opened in Paris at musée du quai Branly on April 7th. To celebrate this milestone exhibit, The Nelson-Atkins Board Chairman Shirley Bush Helzberg and Julián Zugazagoitia attended the Paris opening with a group of patrons from Our Town, as well as collectors from other cities. The […]

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

Lorrie and Rick Miles were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk served as the chairman of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out on March 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event featured a “One Night Only with Al Pacino” theme and more than 1,100 guests enjoyed cocktails, […]

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Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet – Kansas City Tip-Off

April 3rd proved to be the perfect day for the rescheduled Kansas City Tip-Off benefit concert for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. The March 1st snow had kept the two-time Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Duo of the Year winners Thompson Square from their date at the Uptown Theater. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope 

April 9th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope. The event supports Jackson County CASA’s work as advocates for abused and neglected children under court protection and will help provide more Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Karen Daniel was the honorary chairman, and Jacque Hansen served as the chairman.  Also featured in […]

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – Civic Service Award Dinner

April 6th was the date for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Award Dinner at the Overland Park Convention Center. Bari Freiden and Michael Klein were the honorary co-chairmen, and Susan and Nate Bergman served as the chairmen. More than 500 guests enjoyed the “Seeding the Future” themed-event that honored Dr. Irene Bettinger, and […]

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