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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – 101 Awards

March 2nd was the date for the 43rd annual 101 Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Joe Freeman and Bill Nelson were the co-chairmen. This year’s recipients were Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt, Aldon Smith, Bruce Arians and Chuck Pagano, and Pete Carroll. Don Shula received the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football. Proceeds benefited […]

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Kansas City Conversations

Kansas City Conversations was held on March 15th at the Kansas City Club. Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner; was the featured speaker. Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent Bob Burda, Kathy Turpin, Bob Bowlsby, featured speaker; and Jon McGraw and John Teasdale  

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Notre Dame de Sion – All the World’s a Stage

Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction took center stage at Starlight Theatre on March 2nd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction, “All the World’s a Stage.” Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner and silent and live auctions. Ann and Frank Uryasz were the honorary chairmen, and Pam and Kevin […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – 32nd annual Omelet Brunch

March 2nd was the date for the 32nd annual Omelet Brunch. The event benefited the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and was held at its Westport Community Center. Phil Witt, Abby Eden and Carolyn Long were the celebrity chefs. Guests enjoyed made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds support Salvation Army homeless shelters, food pantries, emergency assistance, […]

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Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo Kick-off Party

A Kick-off Party was held recently for UMKC’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at the lovely home of Regina and Bill Kort. Crescendo will be held on November 8th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Jenny Erdman and Tim Van Zandt are the co-chairmen. Also […]

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

March 1st was the date for Kids Night Out at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Loretta and John Lumelleau were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk was the chairman. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and fabulous entertainment from local Club youth performers, as well as special guests Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric […]

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Avila University – 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction

Avila University’s 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction was held on February 16th.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, auction and program at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The After Party featured dancing to the Saucy Jack Band and a Steer Photo Booth. Proceeds supported student scholarships. Also featured in March 23rd issue of The Independent […]

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The Children’s SPOT – Once Upon a Time

February 24th was the date for the 16th annual Once Upon a Time at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Connie and Anthony Mendolia were the honorary chairmen, and Amie and Dr. Kevin Bybee and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed dazzling table decor, music by Radio Disney, dancing, dinner, […]

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Avila University

Dr. Ron Slepitza, Avila University; appeared on The View on February 6th and surprised the Sterling family of Blue Springs, Missouri, with $500,000 in scholarships for their seven children. Lauren and Scott Sterling recently adopted five Peruvian orphans, and the money will ensure that the children receive an American education and bright futures.  Also featured […]

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