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JDRF – Dream Gala

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the setting for the JDRF Dream Gala on May 4th. The Rick and Cathy Baier Foundation hosted the event, which featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and Fund A Cure. This year’s event raised more than two million dollars to transform the lives […]

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Royals Charities – Celebrity Golf Tournament

Shadow Glen Golf Club was the setting for Royals Charities’ 12th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on May 13th. Proceeds benefited Royals Charities and Special Olympics KC Metro. Brad Keller, Kansas City Royals   Sluggerrr entertained the guests.   Jeff Blobaum, Alan McKeever, Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals; Pete Ciacco, and Brian Haaraoja Also featured in […]

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The Symphony League – Spring Luncheon

Webster House was the setting for The Symphony League’s Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Members celebrated the upcoming Symphony Ball, “The Firebird Ball,” 25-year members, and the extraordinary career contributions of retiring Kansas City Symphony Executive Director, Frank Byrne. Elaine Mann, president; Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr., Ball honorary chairmen; and Mary Leonida, Ball chairman […]

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The Folly Theater – Folly Golf Classic

The Folly Theater celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Folly Golf Classic on May 20th at Oakwood Country Club. Steve Paddock and Alex Solorio served as the co-chairmen. Golfers enjoyed a barbecue lunch before hitting the course. After the tournament, players enjoyed a silent auction, a raffle, and the scotch and cigar patio. Bob Martinez, […]

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

May 4th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA’s) Gala, “Generations of Revelations,” at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mayor Sly James was honored with the Janet K. Miller Award. KCFAA’s mission is to make dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, […]

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Catholic Charities of NE KS – Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

Lake Quivira Country Club was the site for the 38th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. The event, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on May 13th. At that time, Founder Ben Zarda announced a legacy gift that will allow the tournament to continue into its 50th year. This […]

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BARRE KC – Black & White Soiree

More than 200 Ballet supporters gathered for BARRE KC’s annual Black & White Soiree on April 13th at Boulevard Brewing Company. BARRE KC is the premier organization for young adults interested in supporting the Kansas City Ballet. Proceeds from the event help fund 16 Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) Scholarship Schools. R.O.A.D. combines dance with […]

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Phoenix Family – Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever”

April 26th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 16th Annual Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever.” More than 600 guests donned their favorite disco attire and enjoyed the groovy evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Karen Daniels was honored as the 2019 Distinguished Community Leader and three residents were recognized with the […]

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Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and Therese and David Yost served as the co-chairmen. The sold-out event raised more than $1.4 million to help save the lives of thousands of abandoned, […]

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