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EVENT EXTRAS

MOCSA – Community Luncheon

Sheila Kemper Dietrich was the honorary chairman, Kimberlee Ried and Erik Bergrud were the community support committee chairmen, and Alicia Starr and Polly Kramer were the event co-chairmen for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA’s) Community Luncheon. The May 3rd event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. […]

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AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – B.E. Smith Family Center

On April 29th, AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission had a donor celebration to honor individuals, businesses, and foundations who contributed to build the new B.E. Smith Family Center. This inclusive facility is the home of the Britain Development and Early Learning programs at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Doug Smith, Pauline Smith, and Nanette Smith   Julie Adams […]

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TMC Charitable Foundation – 4th Annual White Coat Gala

More than 800 guests attended TMC Charitable Foundation’s ILLUMINATE – 4th Annual White Coat Gala on April 18th. Toni and Phil Sanders and Dr. Valerie Chow and The Honorable Jon Gray served as co-chairmen. Proceeds support Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City’s only – and the region’s largest – academic safety-net health system. Paul Gutierrez, Val Bassham, and Dylan […]

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Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee

The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on April 17th at The Kansas City Country Club. Wendy Burcham is serving as chairman of the 65th anniversary of The Jewel Ball, to be held on June 22nd at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Bob Trapp shared wonderful stories about The Jewel Ball with the guests.   […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques

Gretchen Rubin, formerly of Our Town, was the featured author for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques. The 12th annual event, which benefits the patients, families, and programs of Saint Luke’s South Hospital, was held at the Overland Park Convention Center on April 12th. Lara Moritz was the emcee. More than 700 guests enjoyed shopping […]

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Promise of Hope

CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope luncheon was held on March 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 700 guests enjoyed a special program that featured an adoptive mother and her child’s CASA volunteer who shared their moving story. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers advocate for abused and neglected […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball: For the Love of Opera

April 13th was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – For the Love of Opera. Pamela Bruce and Barbara Haviland were the co-chairmen, and Sharon Barry and Deanna Diebolt served as the auction co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed the magnificent voice of Ben Gulley, tenor and a Kansas City native. The Lyric Opera […]

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The Children’s Place – Angels’ Gala

April 6th was the date for the Angel Board’s Angels’ Gala, a benefit for The Children’s Place, which was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. More than 800 guests enjoyed celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Children’s Place. Lynsey Jager and Melissa Batz were the Gala co-chairmen, and Abby Eden […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

More than 1,400 guests enjoyed Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out event at the Overland Park Convention Center. The April 12th gala featured a fabulous performance by Diana Ross, along with cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Paul Thomas was the honorary chairman, and Andy Burczyk served as the […]

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