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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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Kansas City Club – 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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Medical Missions Foundation – Art for the Children Auction and Gala

February 9th was the date for the Medical Missions Foundation’s 17th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed an auction, dinner and entertainment by the Karen Davis Project. Susan and Dr. Doug Girod were the chairmen. Proceeds provide medical and surgical care to thousands […]

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KVC Gala

Studio Dan Meiners was the location for the KVC Gala. Guests enjoyed a brand new experience with cocktails, delicious fare, dancing to the tunes of The Good Foot, and a spectacular auction. Kama Moseley and Diane Ball Wilkerson were the co-chairmen. Proceeds supported medical and behavioral health care, social services and education for children and […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Girls’ Night In

The eighth annual Girls’ Night In was held on February 19th at Portfolio Kitchen & Home. Marilyn Breidenthal served as the chairman. Guests enjoyed heart-healthy bites from four top restaurant chefs. Anne Byrn, celebrity cookbook author; was the featured guest. Proceeds supported programs at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center, including A […]

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DeLaSalle – 22nd Annual Movie Benefit

February 2nd was the date for the 22nd Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit at The Midland. Sarah and Jon Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Cathi and David Brain and Becky and Chris Herring were the co-chairmen. Len Jennings served as the emcee for the auction. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from some of Our Town’s most […]

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Sunflower House – 2013 Valentine Gala

The 2013 Valentine Gala was held at the Sheraton Overland Park on February 2nd. Vickie and Pete Fogarty were the honorary chairmen, and Jeni and Bryan Camerlinck served as the chairmen for the event, which was hosted by Sunflower House. The night began with a cocktail party and silent and live auctions. Later, guests enjoyed a gourmet […]

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Society of Fellows – Annual Dinner

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Society of Fellows gathered at the Museum to welcome the world-renowned Chinese painter, Xu Longsen. Xu Longsen’s magnificent scroll is the focal point in the exhibition, Journey through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern. Guests enjoyed toasting the artist, followed by a beautiful dinner in Rozzelle Court. Also featured […]

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Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics – Red Hot Night

On February 2nd, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics held its Red Hot Night in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Beth and David Fowler and Beth and Pat McCown were the honorary co-chairmen, and Tracy Brennan and Joe Gregg served as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the March 9th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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