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Newhouse Shelter – Bite-A-Burger 

Newhouse Shelter recently hosted Bite-A-Burger at Westport Flea Market. The fundraiser was a part of the Shelter Showdownseries, which challenges KU, MU, K-State, and UMKC fans to compete to raise the most funds for the Shelter. KU fans won at this event, but MU has the lead overall. Also featured in the June 23rd issue of The Independent […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City celebrated the 13th graduating class of Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project (RAGGP) on May 21st at American Century Investments. The high school senior women that were recruited to be members of RAGGP learned about grant-making and managing funds throughout their memberships. The inspiring and uplifting ceremony featured seniors’ […]

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Back in the Swing

Back in the Swing is working hard to plan its exciting Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. Sherry and Gary Forsee and Merry and Dr. Edward Prostic are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell are the co-chairmen. Also […]

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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing – Bridge of Hope

Guests enjoyed a wonderful morning of games during Bridge of Hope on April 24th at Indian Hills Country Club. After playing Bridge, Scrabble, Gin, Bunko, Mah Jong, and Tripoly, guests were served a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of shopping and a raffle. Proceeds supported Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Also […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Shopping With Your Heart

Members of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary have begun preparing their annual catalog, “Shopping With Your Heart.” The women met recently to begin putting everything together for the catalog, which raises funds for The Salvation Army Children’s Shelter and supports its mission to care for children who have been removed from their homes. Also featured […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Lauren Conrad Meet and Greet

Lauren Conrad was the featured guest on April 10th at an event celebrating the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 20th Anniversary Year. Lauren greeted the excited guests and signed copies of her new book, The Fame Game.   Also featured in the May 26th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Lauren Conrad, […]

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WIN for KC – Honorary Coaches Luncheon

WIN for KC hosted its annual Honorary Coaches Luncheon on March 7th.  Connie Cole, Sherry Forsee, Barbara Nelson, Jean McDonnell, Karen Daniel, Judy Deggendorf, Jan Kreamer, Vicki Graft, Rosie Biondo, Kay Barnes, Sherri Enright, Kathleen Kunkler, Marilyn Rinker, and Sarah Morris are this year’s honorary coaches. Proceeds from the Luncheon supported WIN for KC’s mission […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – Art as Magic

The dramatic outlines of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provided a beautiful backdrop for the Kansas City Art Institute’s “Art as Magic: Be Transformed” Gala on April 14th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests watched had the chance to watch student performances and enjoyed a delicious dinner and cocktails. Brian D. Williams and […]

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Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII – Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

The Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII of Kansas City recently gathered at Indian Hills Country Club for its Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and installed the newly elected officers. Also featured in the May 12th issue of The Independent Francie Stoner, corresponding secretary; Sue Brownlee, recording secretary; Mary Frisch, president; […]

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