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HappyBottoms – Attitude of Gratitude

Tamara Day, host of HGTV’s Bargain Mansions, helped HappyBottoms break its previous fundraising record at the organization’s Attitude of Gratitude event on November 14th. Pam Sutherlin, Liz Sutherlin, and Linda Cavanaugh were the honorary co-chairmen, and Felicia Wirfel, Kathleen Johansen, and Brandi Thomas served as the co-chairmen. Young Professional Board Members: Evan Malcom, Alison Laner, […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo took place at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on November 8th. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and a spectacular performance by the talented Conservatory students and faculty. Proceeds support UMKC Conservatory student scholarships. Asher and Audrey Langworthy     Roger Jackson, Jo Hayes, Sandy Jackson, and C. […]

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High Aspirations – Annual Mentors Challenge

High Aspirations’ 9th Annual Mentors Challenge was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on November 7th. Dr. Elijah Anderson, the Sterling Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University, was the guest speaker. Dana and Dr. Doug Nelson were honored with the Robert B. “Bob” Rogers Legacy Award. This year’s theme was […]

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Henry Blosser House & Swiss Horse Barn – Champagne Reception

Carolyn and Dr. Arthur Elman recently enjoyed a Champagne Reception in their honor at the historic 1878 Henry Blosser House & Swiss Horse Barn. The couple received awards from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives for the restoration of the Blosser Estate near the Historic Village of Arrow Rock. Bill Hart, Missouri Alliance for […]

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BOTAR – Educational Event

Polsinelli was the location for an educational event for this year’s BOTAR class. Marianne Kilroy and Lauren Luhrs served as the co-chairmen. BOTARs learned everything about BOTAR, from volunteering at The American Royal to establishing lifelong friendships. The speakers included many past presidents and members of the 2019 executive committee. Afterward, BOTARs joined their escorts […]

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Cheers for Challenger

The 13th annual Cheers for Challenger was held in the Tower Club at Arrowhead Stadium. More than 270 guests enjoyed drinks, delicious fare, silent and live auctions, and remarks from Challenger families during the program. Proceeds support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger adaptive program, which offers young people with diverse abilities the opportunity […]

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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 16th annual Johnson County Fall Forum took place on November 1st at the Overland Park Sheraton. Mayor Peggy Dunn was the honorary chairmen, and Kristin Wing and Kathy Woodward served as the co-chairmen. More than 300 guests listened to remarks from Keynote Speaker Cathy Morrison, author of Say Something. Cathy discussed how to make […]

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The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter – KC Walk to Defeat ALS

Jim Rine was the corporate recruitment chairman for The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter’s 2019 Kansas City Walk to Defeat ALS. The October 5th event was held at Kauffman Stadium. Team MHC, the largest corporate team, raised more than $50,000. Proceeds help to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and […]

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The Family Conservancy – Blue Carpet Event

The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event was held at The Abbott. More than 300 guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music. Proceeds support a community where all children have the opportunity to find health, happiness, and education. Neelima Parasker, Julie Pierce, Stacey Paine, Suzanne Williams, board member; Jill McCarthy, […]

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