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AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – Golf Classic

AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission’s Golf Classic featured two shotgun start times, entertaining games at various holes, and great raffle items. All the golfers enjoyed a lunch, with prizes and winnings for the early players. Golfers who had the later tee-off time celebrated at dinner. The event was held on July 15th at Shadow Glen Golf […]

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Park University – A Night at the Helm

June 12th was the date for A Night at the Helm. The event, a benefit for the Park University Global Warrior Center and School of Business, was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Melanie and Jim Rine were the honorary chairmen. Vince Clark served as chairman, with Jeanette Prenger, Kimberlee Ried, […]

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Young Friends of Art – Mimosas & Mulligans

On August 3rd, Mimosas & Mulligans took place on the South Lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, hosted by the Young Friends of Art. Janeane Thompson served as the chairman. Partygoers enjoyed specialty cocktails and playing on Art Course.   Jordan Haas, Taylor Hines, Susanne Watson, Jordan Dockery, and Dakota Loftin   Sabrina Wells […]

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Children’s Mercy – Home for Little Heroes

This house has curb appeal – and more! It’s the Home for Little Heroes, which was built by Summit Homes and its trade partners, who donated materials, labor, and services. Levi Ryff, who is a Children’s Mercy patient, served as the face of the Home for Little Heroes project. When the house was sold, 100 […]

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Summer Celebrations 2019

The Summer Celebrations Signature Issue debuts every August and features photos from Our Town’s summer scrapbook. The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2019 summer!   Emmett Langdon at T-ball in Leawood Park   John Fryer in Grand Lake, Colorado   Everett Langdon splashed all […]

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The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

June 22nd was the date for The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soirée, which was held at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Bo and Bill Stueck were the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, and the city’s public art […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake was held July 9th through the 26th. Park Lanes was the setting for the bowling party that featured drinks, food, and prizes. More than 2,000 corporate and individual teams participated during the three weeks of fun. Proceeds support life-changing friendships for children facing adversity. […]

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Kansas City Zoo – 30th Annual Jazzoo

June 7th was the night to don animal prints and go on safari – to a not-too-distant land featuring 65 pop-up restaurants, 10 bars, and five stages with music. Oh, yes, and 5,000 partygoers. The event was the 30th annual Jazzoo. Yvette and Joe Miceli were the honorary chairmen with Marissa Schaffner and Julie Randolph […]

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MRIGlobal – 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

June 17th was the date for MRIGlobal’s 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, in recognition of its founding in 1944. Civic leaders, current and former members of the board of directors and the board of trustees, and staff members gathered at the Hilton President Kansas City, the site of the very first Midwest Research Institute (now MRIGlobal) […]

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