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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Snow Ball

November 1st was the date when supporters of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Snow Ball gathered for the St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann celebrated mass at the Church of the Ascension. Afterward, nearly 100 guests attended a reception at the beautiful home of Jo and Mike Kuckelman, 2020 Snow […]

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AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

November 3rd was the date for AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission’s annual Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy. The event, a benefit for the B.E. Smith Family Center, was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Barbara and Dick Shull were the honorary chairmen, and Nichole and Adam Eshelbrenner served as the chairmen. The B.E. Smith Family Center […]

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital – Boo Ball

Saint Luke’s East Hospital’s Boo Ball was held on October 19th at the Pavilion at John Knox Village. This year was the 10th annual gala, and several original founding volunteer committee members were in attendance. The “1980s rewind” themed-event featured a costume contest, fabulous decor, vintage arcade games, and silent and live auctions. Ashley Boswell […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

On November 9th, an evening celebrating immortality and the opening of the major exhibition, Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt, was held at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Shirley Bush Helzberg and Barnett Helzberg and Ann and Kenneth Baum served as the co-chairmen, and Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce and Paul DeBruce were the honorary chairmen. Craig Sole and Wayne […]

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KVC – Gala

The night was Havana hot for KVC’s Gala on November 8th at The Abbott. Beth and Patrick Whalen served as the chairmen. Proceeds benefited KVC, which helps children and families in crisis through foster care, adoption services, and KVC’s children’s psychiatric hospitals. Haley and Jack Epps   Karla Van Goethem, Laura Treas, and Nicole Feltz […]

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Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward, players went to Nick and Jake’s Restaurant in Overland Park for a dinner, celebration, and an auction. Since 2009, Fore the Kids has raised more […]

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Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an expert in humane practices in incarceration who is currently working for the European Union to help reshape criminal justice practices throughout Europe, was the featured […]

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BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello, Gracie Guignon, Maddie Hise, Elizabeth Horner, Lauren Hunter, Madelyn Kretsinger, Annie Savage, Betsy Sundeen, Katie Tetrick, and Lauren Zastrow served as the hosts.   (Front […]

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Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support Sheffield Place, which serves more than 130 homeless families and provides supportive housing, mental health and addiction recovery services, case management, life […]

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