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Big Brothers Big Sisters – Empower Breakfast

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual Empower Breakfast was held on October 9th at The Gallery Event Space. Nearly 300 guests listened to inspirational stories and learned about the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to get involved in the organization’s individual giving program, Match Makers. Tonya Jackson, Anthony Carey, and Erica Ostroski, BBBSKC […]

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Children’s Mercy – KC Cares for Kids Walk

October 5th was the date for the sixth annual KC Cares for Kids Walk. Community partners, the leadership of the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary, and Children’s Mercy employees braved the rainy weather and had a fabulous time at this year’s event. The Walk raised more than $70,000 and counting for the Children’s Mercy Cancer […]

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Jackson County CASA – Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope

More than 225 guests gathered for Jackson County CASA’s inaugural live auction event, Cocktails for CASA – A Night of Hope. The October 11th evening was held at Cherry Hall. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Bread and Butter Concepts, silent and live auctions, and magic mirror photos from Mirror Me KC. More than $85,000 […]

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American Royal – Junior Premium Livestock Auction

October 20th was the date for the Junior Premium Livestock Auction. The Auction, which marked the end of the first week of the 120th American Royal Livestock Show, was held in the Wagstaff Theatre at the American Royal Complex. Sixty of the best animals from the show were sold, which set a new auction record. […]

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The Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties – Dads’ Ice Breaker

October 13th was the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties’ Dads’ Ice Breaker. Fathers of participants from 18 different high schools met and mingled prior to the Community Ball & Cotillion, to be held on December 7th. Kevin Spatz and Keith LeValley   Jamie Miller, Denny Robinson, and Michael Rhodes   […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – The Gathering

Courtney O’Farrell’s home was the lovely setting for The Gathering on October 1st. This marks the seventh year that the event has been held to support the New Roots for Refugees program, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More than 120 guests enjoyed delectable dishes from Enjoy: Pure Food + Drink Restaurant and […]

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Cristo Rey Kansas City – Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Cristo Rey Kansas City’s 14th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars will be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. CBIZ was the setting to announce eight hometown heroes, Dr. Dan Gurley, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Dr. Sarah Kucera, Lindsey Roy, Greg Schoofs, the Honorable Stephanie Taormina, and Deana Werkowitch, who […]

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Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party. The October 5th event was held at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Proceeds support Community LINC, which aims to end family homelessness for this generation […]

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The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the darling little pages!) was held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mandy McKee Burditt served as president. Mrs. […]

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