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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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Genesis Promise Academy – Slammin’ & Jammin’ 

The second annual Slammin’ & Jammin’ for Genesis was held on May 13th at the Carriage Club.  Joanne and John Bluford served as the honorary chairmen.  Mayor Sly James was honored for his years of service as board president.  The tennis-inspired event featured a cocktail party, dinner and auctions.  The next day, guests returned to watch a tennis […]

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Run for the Roses – Kentucky Derby Gala

The Fourth Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala was held on May 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  The event was a benefit for The Mission Project, which helps adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities to live independently and safely in the community with minimal support.  Guests enjoyed a silent auction, “betting” […]

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Nonprofit Connect – Patrons’ Party

Richard Carrothers and Dennis Hennessy, who shared the 2009 Business Philanthropist of the Year Award for the New Theatre Restaurant, served as the honorary co-chairmen of Nonprofit Connect‘s 27th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.  They were the hosts of the Patrons’ Party, which was held at Dogwood, their 40-acre nature reserve in Lenexa, on May 9th.  The Luncheon took […]

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The Art and Soul of Chamber Music

On April 8th, the musicians of Summerfest Concerts performed a free evening of chamber music at Atonement Lutheran Church.  The group began its concerts in 1990.  Summerfest Concerts will hold its main concert series in July. Also featured in the May 28th issue of The Independent magazine Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson Shannon Finney, flutist; Lisa Schubert Hickok, Summerfest; […]

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