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36th Annual Steer Dinner – Raising a Legacy of Stars

Avila University held its 36th Annual Steer Dinner Raising a Legacy of Stars on February 18th at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Guests enjoyed a “steer” steak dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Susan and Kevin McGreevy were the honorary chairmen, and Sue and Joe Fahey were the chairmen. Keith King served as the master of […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Celebrating 20 Years

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City hosted a 20th anniversary celebration at the Sprint Center on January 26th. Nine former presidents of the board of directors spoke about their years with WFGKC. Also featured in the March 17th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Dawn Oliver, Marilyn B. Salomon, Kristin Webster, and […]

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American Heart Association –  25th Anniversary

 The American Heart Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary on February 18th with the Heart & Stroke Ball at the Kansas City Convention Center. The evening included a fabulous dinner, dancing to Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and live and silent auctions. Carla and Don Duryee were the honorary chairmen. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg, Tina and […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 31st Annual Golf Classic

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic on May 14th at Lake Quivira Country Club. TheClassic, founded by the Betty and Ben Zarda family, will include lunch, the tournament, an awards ceremony, and a dinner reception. Catholic Charities’ programs and services support more than 85,000 people of all faiths in need annually. Also […]

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Medical Missions Foundation – 16th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala

The Muehelbach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was abuzz on February 16th for the Medical Missions Foundation’s 16th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala. Christine Thomas Wilson and Brenda Kumm served as the co-chairmen, Lisa Lala Harris and Jan Rasmussen served as the art acquisition co-chairmen and Dori Boers and Ratana Tshibanda […]

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Jewish Federation Annual Campaign – Super Sunday

Volunteers gathered recently to kick off the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign with a phone-a-thon. The annual event, Super Sunday, took place on January 29th at the Jewish Community Center Campus. Karen Loggia and Neal Schwartz were the Super Sunday co-chairmen. Also featured in the March 3rd issue of The Independent Neal Schwartz and Miriam Scharf, Jewish Federation president Polly Kramer and […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Omelet Brunch

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host their 31st Annual Omelet Brunch on March 3rd at the Westport Corps in Kansas City. Volunteers from YRC Wolrdwide will serve up delicious omelets for Our Town to enjoy. Brunch will begin at 8 a.m. Also featured in the March 3rd issue of The Independent (Seated) Carol Crouch, Kathleen Anderson […]

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Denim- A Historical Exhibition

A kick off party for Denim- A Historical Exhibition was held recently at the lovely home of Laurie and Chip Ingram. Guests enjoyed an array of delicious chocolates in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Denim- A Historical Exhibition will take place March 23rd at Bruce Burstert Studio. Also featured in the February 18th issue of […]

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The Kansas City Club – Presidents’ Dinner

The Kansas City Club held its annual Presidents’ Dinner on January 13th for club members and their guests.  Incoming President Terry J. Brady hosted the enjoyable dinner, which honored Lee M. Vogel, outgoing president. Also featured in the February 18th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Charles Welborn Richardson K. Powell, Gerald W. Gorman, Lee […]

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