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UMB Big Bash

Grammy-award winning bluegrass group Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers dazzled guests at the 2012 UMB Big Bash. The group performed for a sold-out crowd on June 21st at The Midland by AMC, and helped raise $100,000 for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Women’s Employment Network. Mariner Kemper and Peter deSilva were the […]

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Gilda’s Club Kansas City – Grand Opening

Gilda’s Club Kansas City held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 1st at its Clubhouse location. Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club WorldWide, was the special guest. Gilda’s Club Kansas City provides free social and emotional support for anyone in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties facing cancer. Also featured in the July […]

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Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – 75th anniversary

The Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding with a Tea at the Linda Hall Library on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City on June 18th. With 85 guests and members in attendance, the organization presented a gift to the Kansas City community […]

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Nonprofit Connect – Open House and Ribbon Cutting

More than 200 people joined in the festivities to celebrate Nonprofit Connect’s new home in the KCPT building at the Open House and Ribbon Cutting on June 21st. Also featured in July 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Terry Weckbaugh Lindsay Nelson, Luann Feehan, David Miles, Kliff Kuehl, Patrick Sallee, Laurie McCormack, and Amy Mulligan Kennedy […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Spring Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon was held on May 16th at  Meadowbrook Country Club. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “The Icing on the Cake.” Major Cheryl Miller, Divisional Leader and Women’s Auxiliary Advisor; gave the invocation. Following a delightful lunch, the new officers for 2012-2013 were installed by Major Sharon Smith, Divisional Leader […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Making CENT$ in the City

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Girls Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri recently held a one day financial education workshop called Making CENT$ in the City. Emily VanArsdale and Lou Wade were the co-chairmen. The workshop was created for teenage girls and their parents and covered topics including checking accounts, budgeting, investing, and […]

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AIDS WALK Kansas City

Nearly 4,500 participants raised $450,000 for local HIV/AIDS organizations at the 24th annual AIDS WALK Kansas City on April 28th at Theis Park. A Kick-off reception was held prior to the event at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Mike Meier hosted the AIDS WALK House party at his beautiful home on May 20th. Ted […]

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JDRF – T-Bones, Tailgating and T1D

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) brought their families out for the annual JDRF summer event,  T-Bones, Tailgating and T1D on June 11th. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent Blaise Howard, diagnosed at age nine; Cathy Baier, Chase […]

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NonProfit Connect – 28th Annual Philanthrophy Awards Luncheon

NonProfit Connect hosted its 28th Annual Philanthrophy Awards Luncheon on May 11th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Mark Jorgenson were the honorary chairmen, and Trudy and Jack Gabriel served as the chairmen. The event honored Mary Davidson Cohen, Philanthropist of the Year; Burns & McDonnell, Business Philanthropist of the Year; Maurice A. […]

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