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Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Colleen McGraw O’Malley and Kevin O’Malley were the co-chairmen of Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball. The 48th annual event raised more than one million dollars. Guests enjoyed special speeches, videos, performances by the Raven Regiment marching band, Fund-A-Raven, and dancing to the tunes of the Michael Beers Band. The evening featured a presentation […]

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The Children’s SPOT – Once Upon A Time

Anne Gagel and Simon McGee and their children, Fintan, Eoin, Cormac, and Paxico McGee, served as chairmen of The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Once Upon A Time event. The February 10th gala was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests of all ages enjoyed carnival games, face painting, crafts, a raffle, and […]

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14th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction

The 14th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction was held on February 22nd at the Brass on Baltimore. Susie and Chad Wollard were the honorary chairmen. Hero of the Year was the title bestowed on Sally Sallee. Carly Rae Robinson and HALO Kansas City children created the live auction item, “Love Heals,” and she was […]

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K-State Alumni Association – 13th annual Wabash CannonBall

The K-State Alumni Association hosted the 13th annual Wabash CannonBall on February 22nd at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event raises funds for scholarships for future K-State students from the Kansas City area.  (Seated) Darin Russell and Jack and Haley Epps (standing) Matt Lagree, Sherri and Kevin Gwinner, and Kent and Rhonda Gasaway   […]

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Children’s Mercy – 15th Annual Red Hot Night Gala

The Hands & Hearts for Children Auxilary hosted the 15th Annual Red Hot Night Gala, a benefit for Children’s Mercy, in the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center on February 16th. Lisa and Barry Ginter and Jill and Ray Kowalik served as the honorary co-chairmen. Suzy Hall and Diane Gallagher were the […]

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Rose Brooks Center – 32nd Anniversary Cabaret

The 32nd Anniversary Cabaret, a tune-filled evening for a good cause, was held on March 3rd at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Atlantic City Boys wowed the audience at the benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Proceeds will be used to help end violence toward thousands of families and their pets. Mary […]

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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

February 27th was the night for Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner. Students from the Shawnee Mission Culinary Arts Signature Program prepared the repast, which was held at the Broadmoor Bistro in the new Center for Academic Achievement. Dick McEachen with Barbara and Fred Schoell   Culinary Students Reis Miller and Baylie Harwick […]

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Sunflower House – Valentine Gala

The 37th annual Sunflower House Valentine Gala zoomed off to the Monaco Grand Prix! The Overland Park Convention Center was transformed into the lavish streets and bays of Monaco as guests cheered on tiny Formula One racers. Jacie and Justin Gunter served as the chairmen, and Frank Koranda, Jr. received the Lionheart Award. Cassie Tucker, […]

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ArtsKC Regional Arts Council – Annual Awards Luncheon

February 28th was a big day for ArtsKC Regional Arts Council: a celebration of its 20th anniversary with the Annual Awards Luncheon. Nate Orr and Richard Wetzel served as co-chairmen for the event, which was held at the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Shirley Bush Helzberg, Joan Israelite, Janice Kreamer, Henry […]

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