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Avila University – The Art of Diploma-cy 

Jeanne Hamilton Olofson was honored with a doctor of humane letters degree at Avila University’s graduation ceremony. The event was held on May 14th at the Independence Event Center. Jeanne holds both a bachelor of arts degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration from Avila. Her gift made possible the Jeanne Hamilton […]

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Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses – A Day at the Races

The New Theatre Guild Scholarship Foundation is hosting A Day at the Races benefit, celebrating the 137th Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses, on May 7th at the beautiful home of Steve Short.  The event will feature an elaborate Southern menu, a Derby hat contest and off-track betting.  Joyce Fox will be honored as the Derby Queen of […]

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Run for the Roses – Kentucky Derby Gala

The Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Patrons’ Party was held on April 1st at the law offices of Rouse Hendricks German May.  Katie Van Luchene and Jerry Foulds are the chairmen of the Fourth Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala, which will take place on May 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the […]

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Notre Dame de Sion – Seaside Soirée

Seaside Soirée, Notre Dame de Sion‘s Gala Auction, was held on March 5th.  Bill Fagerbakke, who currently serves as the voice of Patrick the Starfish on SpongeBob SquarePants; was the master of ceremonies.  Lynn and Paul Clause, Patty and Rob Hummel and Caroline and Greg Reintjes served as Auction co-chairmen. Also featured in the April 16th […]

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WIN for KC – Honorary Coaches Reception

The 2011 Phillips Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship was held at Municipal Auditorium on March 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th. WIN for KC held its annual Honorary Coaches Reception on March 7th. These community leaders serve as honorary coaches for their favorite BIg 12 basketball programs when the tournament is held in Our Town. They […]

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Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

The 42nd Symphony Designers’ Showhouse will mark its opening on April 28th with the Showhouse Celebration.  The event will be an opportunity to meet the designers and landscapers who have renovated the house at 1000 Westover Road.  The evening will feature a performance by the Kansas City Youth Jazz and drawings for fabulous prizes, as well as wine […]

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Community of the Good Shepherd – Dinner Dance & Silent Auction

Community of the Good Shepherd recently held its 15th Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction at the Ritz Charles.  “Play Among the Stars” was the theme of the event.  Tony Antonucci entertained the guests during the cocktail hour, and DJ John Barnhart kept everyone dancing.  Marsha Daley and Cathy Anielak served as the co-chairmen.  Proceeds benefited the […]

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre – A Fearless Fête

Kansas City Repertory Theatre‘s annual fundraising gala, A Fearless Fête, will be held on April 8th at Spencer Theatre.  The evening will feature singing and dancing from cast members of the hit production Cabaret.  Guests will also enjoy gourmet food, specialty cocktails and surprises from the Kit Kat Girls.  Proceeds from the event support the Kansas City Repertory […]

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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 25th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  The evening will feature food from 20 area restaurants and caterers, libations, jazz and rock music, caricature artists, and a huge display of Plein Air art.  The event benefits the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and its mission […]

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