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The Whole Person – Celebration Awards Luncheon

The Whole Person presented the Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 19th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. The Luncheon honored Jeff Stockham, Wallgreens; Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Jean Bailey Smith and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Whole Person’s mission is to assist people with disabilities to live independently. Debbie Palermo served as the chairman. Also featured in the […]

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Jewel Ball Party – Deb-A-Go-Go!

Dressed in 60s–style maxi dresses and tie dye, The Jewel Ball debutantes and their escorts had a groovy time at Studio Dan Meiners on June 5th. Guests at Deb-A-Go-Go enjoyed mingling and noshing on fabulous treats from Delish.  Hosts Caitlin Benson, Maggie Dunn, Caroline Farchmin, Maggie Ingram, Ericka Schubert, Sarah Sears, and Caroline Thompson and crew boogied to the […]

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Starkers – Fourth Annual Benefit 

The Fourth Annual Benefit honoring the memory of Cliff Bath was held at Starkers Restaurant on June 2nd.  Cliff was the owner of Starkers for more than 30 years.  The event was a benefit for The Cliff Bath Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Restaurant Hospitality, which is administered through the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation.  Lauren Coleman, Katherine Keeling and […]

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Heartstrings Community Foundation – Heartstrings in Bloom

The 10th anniversary Heartstrings in Bloom, a dinner, dance and auction, was held on April 30th at Indian Hills Country Club.  The evening featured a silent and Fund-A-Need auctions, the jazz stylings of the Jose Samoya Trio, a delicious dinner, a raffle, and a video chronicling the lives of three Heartstrings employees and their families.  The Key to Independence […]

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KC Club Conversation with Nick Haines

Big doings at the Kansas City Club!  On April 20th, the Club presented a KC Club Conversation with Nick Haines, host of the television show Kansas City Week in Review; and Steve Kraske, a commentator on the show.  The Luncheon was one of a monthly series that provides an opportunity for members and guests to interact with […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Spring Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its annual Spring Luncheon on May 18th at Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club.  Pat Trammell, Auxiliary member; received the Award of Honor for her dedication and service to others. Also featured in the July 9th issue of The Independent magazine Photo Credit: Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Major Sharon Smith, Salvation Army; Pat Trammell, […]

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Jewel Ball Party – Lunch and Labor

Jewel Ball floor committee members and escorts gathered for Lunch and Labor at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City on June 4th.  Guests took tours of two Ronald McDonald Houses and heard talks by Holly Buckendahl, Angie LaRose Witt and Megan Harding, all with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.  After a Mexican buffet, the […]

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Jewel Ball Party – Casino Royale

Casino Royale, a party for Jewel Ball debutantes, floor committee members and escorts was held on June 3rd at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  Guests enjoyed a buffet supper of salad, pasta, sliders, and a delicious dessert.  After that, the casino opened – and the games of blackjack, roulette and craps began!  A photo booth replete […]

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Nonprofit Connect – 27th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

The 27th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held on May 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Richard Carrothers and Dennis Hennessy were the honorary co-chairmen, and Heather Jean-Paul Wong served as the chairmen.  Mary and Alan Atterbury were honored as Philanthropists of the Year.  Katie and Clyde Wendel were acclaimed as Volunteers of the Year.  […]

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