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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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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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