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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

February 7th was the date for WIN for KC’s Women’s Sports Awards Celebration. The 26th annual event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist, was the keynote speaker. Maria Maffry and Whitney Bartelli served as the co-chairmen. The event is the largest celebration of National Girls […]

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Challenge Your Fashion

January 25th was the date for the Challenge Your Fashion gala. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a live auction hosted by Rex Hudler and The Nigro Brothers, and dancing to the tunes of Lost Wax. The 13th annual event featured a fashion show with sports celebrities and YMCA Challenger athletes and buddies. Aly […]

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night

More than 1,600 guests gathered on February 15th for The Hands & Hearts Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy’s Red Hot Night. The 16th annual event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner by Fiorella’s, performance art by Quixotic, music by Lost Wax, and dancing. Proceeds support Children’s Mercy’s mission […]

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Meyer Music – Band of Angels

In 2010, Band of Angels was formed to assist students wishing to learn to play music. The organization has donated more than 2,200 musical instruments and funded 315 full scholarships to camps in 15 states. Meyer Music and FOX 4 TV hosted the ninth annual Band of Angels Heart Strings Gala. The event was held […]

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Kansas City Ballet – A Musical Evening with Ramona

Members of the Kansas City Ballet Bolender Society gathered on January 23rd at Hallbrook Country Club for A Musical Evening with Ramona: The Music of Tchaikovsky with Ramona Pansegrau, music director. The festive event featured a cocktail and refreshment reception and special performances by Second Company dancers. Bolender Society members were thrilled by Devon Carney’s […]

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels Black and White Ball

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels Black and White Ball was held on February 15th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Dr. Roopa Bansal was the honorary chairman. Kelly and Joe Privitera received the Founder’s Award. Guests imbibed the signature cocktail, The Tempest, named for the upcoming summer production. Highlights of the […]

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The Independent’s 2020 Top Ten Party

Each of the individuals selected to be honored in The Independent’s 2020 Class of Rising Stars were big dreamers about professional success, but more importantly about giving back to our community. Heartfelt congratulations were given to the seven honorees, Ruth Brackney, Jason Carter-Solomon, Chuck Cuda, Chris Miller, Bess Wallerstein Huff, India Williams, and Jason Wright, […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Board of Advisors Dinner

The art-filled home of Gretchen and Dr. Larry Jacobson was the site of a dinner for the Board of Advisors of the Harriman-Jewell Series on January 20th. The event celebrated the 55th season of the Series. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was the special guest, and her recital was held the following evening. Ronald and Phyllis Nolan […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 46th Annual Snow Ball

The 46th Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on January 18th at the Overland Park Convention Center. This year’s presidents were Jo and Mike Kuckelman. More than 1,800 guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and dancing to the sounds of Lost Wax. Proceeds support the organization’s eight family support […]

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