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The Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Fall Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Fall Luncheon was held at The Capital Grille on October 6th. Mary Leonida, Circle president, and Ann Nigro were the co-chairmen. Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, shared information about upcoming productions, and Gigi Rose will be the chairman for the 2022 Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma.”  […]

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Community Ball and Cotillion – Dads’ Ice Breaker

December 4th is the date chosen for the Community Ball and Cotillion. Events leading up to it have included the Dads’ Ice Breaker, which was held on October 10th. This event, a chance for the fathers of the participants to mix and mingle, was hosted by the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Committee of 100 Celebratory Luncheon

Mark D. Sikes, the noted interior designer, was this year’s featured guest speaker at the 10th annual Committee of 100 Celebratory Luncheon at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Liz Maday and Kathy Donovan were the honorary co-chairmen, with Meredith Angrist and Kate Banks serving as the co-chairmen. The September 21st event included coffee on the […]

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KidsTLC – Benefit21 “ELECTRIC”

J. Rieger & Co. was the site for KidsTLC’s Benefit21, “ELECTRIC.” The festive evening featured custom cocktails, delicious fare, and a live auction. DJ Ashton Martin amped up the music at the After Party, where guests danced the night away. Abby and Kevin Ellis were the chairmen, and members of the Bleakley family served as […]

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Community LINC – The Rent Party

Katie Dunn Fitzgerald and Matt Fitzgerald, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Christine and Sandy Kemper, and Yvette and Leo Morton were the honorary co-chairmen for The Rent Party, a benefit for Community LINC. The October 2nd event was held at the Sheraton Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Peggy and Terry Dunn were the 2021 Hometown Hero honorees, […]

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Children’s Mercy – Dream Big Day

This year’s Dream Big Day, a benefit for Children’s Mercy, was held as an at-home celebration on September 25th. A radio broadcast featuring patients’ stories, interviews with supporters, fun music, and more were among the items on the agenda.   Read more from the November 13, 2021 issue of The Independent

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 48th Annual Snow Ball

The 48th Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, will be held on January 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center, with guests having the option of attending virtually. Patti and Tom Schugel are the honorary presidents, and Donna and Mark Teahan are serving as this year’s presidents. The annual Kick-off […]

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Jackson County CASA – Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope

Jackson County CASA held its third annual Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope on October 1st at the Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners. The jubilant evening (including the CASA-politan signature cocktail) raised funds to support CASA’s mission of providing children who are in the Jackson County family court system due to abuse […]

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The Whole Person – Night of Independence Awards Gala, An Evening in Paris

Jennifer Salva and Logan Weed were the co-chairmen for The Whole Person’s Night of Independence Awards Gala – An Evening in Paris. The event, which was held on September 24th at The Abbott, spotlighted individuals, businesses, and organizations that work to further the mission of The Whole Person to provide independent living services and programming […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2021 Mothers’ Coffees

The Kansas City Country Club was the setting for the Jewel Ball Mothers’ Coffees, which were held on September 28th and 29th. Mothers of this year’s Debutantes, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball, and Escorts enjoyed the fun festivities. Susie Heddens is serving as chairman of The Jewel Ball, to be held on November 27th at […]

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PACE KC – KidsCare Clinic

The first KidsCare Clinic, the development of PACE KC for older adults, and a new clinic at the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Downtown Community Education Center – these were some of the topics when Jeron Ravin, Swope Health president, spoke on September 23rd. The event was a reception hosted by the organization at the […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

September 18th was the date for the seventh annual Night at the Tower, a benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The festivities were celebrated as a virtual event, with small groups gathering for a watch party experience. Radha and Ram Shankar and Holly and John Thomson served as co-chairmen. Members of […]

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The Johnson County Library Foundation – 2021 Library Lets Loose

The Johnson County Library Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary with its signature event, Library Lets Loose, on September 18th at the Lenexa City Center Library. Popping confetti champagne bottles for the hybrid event were Honorary Hosts Denise and Rick Mills. Proceeds from the evening support lifelong learning library resources. Geoff Allison and Rachel Berbiglia   […]

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Symphony League of Kansas City – 39th annual Symphony Ball

More than 400 guests gathered at the Kansas City Convention Center on September 11th for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s 39th annual Symphony Ball. This year’s theme was “Stardust,” with a nod to 1920’s America. Marylou Turner was the honorary chairman, and Melanie Fenske served as the chairman. In addition to a performance by […]

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Wayside Waifs – 31st annual Strutt With Your Mutt

Wayside Waifs’ 31st annual Strutt With Your Mutt was held on October 3rd. The celebration of pets and people will benefit abandoned, abused, and homeless animals. Wayside Waifs is creating a more humane Kansas City for both animals and people. Waif Alum Freya was proud of her participation!       Monica Swanson and her […]

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HappyBottoms – 2021 Diaper Bowl

December Brammer and Kristal Ronnebaum served as co-chairmen of HappyBottoms’ inaugural Diaper Bowl. More than 400 guests enjoyed delicious sips and bites, live music, silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle, and a rock, paper, scissors tournament. Proceeds help to provide diapers to more than 13,000 children in need. Teresa Winfield, Andrea Babbit, Eddie Hatcher, […]

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The Farmer’s House – Peace, Love & Happiness Virtual Tour and Auction

August 28th was the date for The Farmer’s House’s Peace, Love & Happiness Virtual Tour and Auction. Guests sported their favorite groovy attire and gathered at fun watch parties around Our Town. Signature Party hosts included Peaches and David Cunningham, Dr. Michele Kilo and Blake Mathews at Chicken N Pickle, and Suzanne and Alan Zimmerman […]

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The Symphony Ball – 2021 Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 9th at the beautiful home of Tennille and Jason Adkins. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious cuisine, and wonderful music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust,” was held on September 11th. Marylou Turner was the Ball honorary chairman, and Melanie Fenske served as […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & The Opes Charitable Foundation – 3rd Annual Green Tie Gala

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for the 3rd Annual Green Tie Gala, which was held on August 14th. This year’s honoree was the late Dan Dykstra. Guests enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, and music from Montage. The event was founded by Chuck Cuda in honor of his father, Ben Cuda. […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2021 Fall Luncheon

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Fall Luncheon was held on September 16th at the Hilton President Kansas City. Guild President Peggy Beal, Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet, and Karen Yungmeyer, Nutcracker Ball co-chairman, shared remarks. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious luncheon and a performance by the KCB II dancers. Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet […]

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties Kansas – Mothers’ Tea

September 19th was the date for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ Mothers’ Tea, which was held at Lake Quivira Country Club. The mothers who gathered represented students from 22 area high schools who will be debutantes and escorts at the 71st Community Ball and Cotillion on December 4th. Laurel Thomas […]

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