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The Children’s Place – Holiday at the Farm

December 4th was the date for the Angel Board of The Children’s Place’s Holiday at the Farm. Guests enjoyed delicious wine, hors d’oeuvres, wonderful shopping, and entertainment by classical guitarist Charlie Matson at Noel’s in Mission Farms. Proceeds support the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas at The Children’s Place. Also featured […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Mistletoe Party

The beautiful home of Tina and Jeff Montgomery was the setting for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ Mistletoe Party. Members enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare and fun conversation at the festive event. Also featured in the January 10t issue of The Independent Photo Credit: David Remley Gail Van Way, Heather Ryan, Janet Bjerke, and Christy Jennings […]

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ReDiscover – 45th Celebration

ReDiscover’s 45th Celebration was held on November 14th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The festive event featured a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday. ReDiscover’s programs provide quality mental health and substance abuse services to more than 8,000 individuals annually. […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

November 7th was the date for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo. Deanna and Greg Graves were the honorary chairmen, and Katherine and Jim Schorgl served as the chairmen. Proceeds support scholarships, student travel and instruments and technology that students might not otherwise have. Also featured in the December 13th issue of The […]

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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial  – War & Art

Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, visited the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial on November 17th for a special reception in conjunction with the debut of War & Art, a new exhibition featuring photographs documenting the preservation of Italian art and cultural heritage during World War I. The exhibition, […]

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

Holly and Greg Mosher were the chairmen for the Signature Chefs Auction, a benefit for March of Dimes, on October 13th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from the 2014 Signature Chefs: Michael Corvino, The American Restaurant; Howard Hanna, The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange; Natasha Goellner, Natasha’s […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Association – Black & Orange Bash

The Bean Hangar at The Roasterie was the setting for the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s fifth annual Black & Orange Bash on October 24th. Guests enjoyed a costume contest, live music by The Chad Abernathy Band, exciting raffle items, and a Royals watch party as part of the World Series excitement. Kristen Abernathy served as […]

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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s Johnson County Fall Forum was held on October 10th at the Overland Park Marriott. More than 275 guests supported MOCSA programming and learned more about sexual violence prevention at the event. Dr. Alan Heisterkamp, a recognized educator and leader in the field of violence prevention, was the keynote speaker. Judy and Chuck Wells were […]

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Crescendo – Benefactors’ Party

The Benefactors’ Party for the Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC’s Crescendo was held on November 4th at the beautiful home of Joan and Byron Thompson. The Byron Thompson family and Country Club Bank were the hosts of the lovely event. Crescendo was held on November 7th at the Kauffman Center […]

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The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – “ROAR” Anniversary Gala

October 11th was the date for The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s “ROAR” Anniversary Gala. Karen and Jack Holland were the honorary chairmen, and Christy Gautreaux, Scott Heidmann and Mary Kemper Wolf were the co-chairmen of the 20th anniversary event that featured endless libations, delicious fare from Café Sebastienne and fabulous entertainment. Proceeds support the […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas – St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception

November 7th was the date for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception. Patrons of the Snow Ball enjoyed an inspirational Mass at Curé of Ars Catholic Church, followed by a reception hosted by Drs. Vicki and Greg Muehlebach. The Snow Ball will be held on January 24th. Also […]

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American Royal Parade

The weather was gorgeous for the American Royal Parade. After the festivities, BOTARs and their escorts made their way to The Cashew for a great party. BOTARs Haleigh Harper, Ellie Hart, Vivian Ingram, Nicole Luby, Lindsay Bowers, Ericka Schubert, and Elyse Wilson served as the hosts. Also featured in the November 29th issue of The […]

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Rose Brooks Center – Casino & Auction Night

Anita and Dean Newton served as the chairmen of Rose Brooks Center’s Casino & Auction Night on October 11th. Guests put on their best poker faces and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent auction items, and gambling for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the event support Rose Brooks Center’s lifesaving services for survivors of […]

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Kansas City Ballet – 57th Season Launch Party

The Kansas City Ballet held its annual Season Launch Party on October 10th. Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley welcomed guests to the fabulous 57th season. Members of the Ballet’s Patrons Society enjoyed a quirky but elegant event reflective of the artistic themes of the season. Following the fete, patrons enjoyed […]

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital – Boo Ball

Saint Luke’s East Hospital’s Boo Ball was a hip party with a cause. The fifth annual event was held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. Guests enjoyed a fabulous 1960s-themed party and grooved to the tunes of Liverpool – A Beatles Tribute Band. Proceeds from the event support cardiovascular services at Saint Luke’s East […]

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Hope House – Spooktacular Halloween Party

October 26th was the date for a Spooktacular Halloween Party at the beautiful home of Brenda and Bob Aylward. Friends and family arrived in costume and enjoyed 12 stunning Halloween tablescapes that were created by Brenda. The festive gathering supports Hope House and its mission to help those affected by domestic violence.  Also featured in […]

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Purr Gamma Bark – Houndstooth & Purrls Pinning Ceremony

Purr Gamma Bark, a special sorority created for Wayside Waifs,  hosted an evening of fun at Carriage Club recently. Members enjoyed the Houndstooth & Purrls Pinning Ceremony and fabulous paw-tinies. One hundred percent of this year’s Purr Gamma Bark membership dues support Wayside Waifs unique and innovative Vet Preceptorship program. Also featured in the November […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – H&R Block Artspace

September 26th was the date for the 15th anniversary celebration of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City artist and musician Mark Southerland curated the celebratory event. Since the Artspace opened in the fall of 1999, the gallery has welcomed thousands of visitors, presented more than 100 exhibitions and public […]

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Crittenton Children’s Center – A Toast for the Children

Crittenton Children’s Center held its 11th annual A Toast for the Children, “Building Foundations for Brighter Tomorrows” on October 9th at Starlight Theatre. Ellen Hockaday was honored for her extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth.  Also featured in the November 29th issue […]

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BOTAR – Let’s Party Like Gatsby

October 24th was the date for the BOTAR Let’s Party Like Gatsby bash at the Simpson House. BOTARs and their escorts enjoyed a wonderful evening of 1920’s fun. BOTARs Jordan LeMay, Paige Nelson and Morgan Weinrich served as the hosts. Also featured in the November 29th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: David Riffel Penelope […]

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First Call – Celebration Evening

September 16th was the date for First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery’s fourth annual Celebration Evening, A Night of Recovery and Hope with Chris Herren at the College Basketball Experience. Lena Price and Tom Cohen served as event chairmen. The event began with a Sponsors’ Party and Reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and silent and live […]

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