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Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics – Red Hot Night

On February 2nd, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics held its Red Hot Night in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Beth and David Fowler and Beth and Pat McCown were the honorary co-chairmen, and Tracy Brennan and Joe Gregg served as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the March 9th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

February 1st was the date for the 19th annual WIN for KC’s Women’s Sports Awards Celebration. On the evening prior, a Patrons’ Party was held at the hotel. Kerri Walsh-Jennings, three-time Olympic gold medalist, was the keynote speaker.  Also featured in the March 9th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Taylor Johnson and Jacinta Tolinos, both of […]

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The Young Friends of Art – Party Arty

The Young Friends of Art’s Party Arty was held at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Sara Sullivan and Christina Lundeen served as the co-chairmen of the 22nd annual event. The theme “Eternal Spring” was chosen to build excitement for the exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection coming to […]

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Red Hot Night Patrons’ Party

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial was the site for the Patrons’ Party for the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics’ Red Hot Night. Mickie and Craig Kuckelman served as the chairmen.  Also featured in the February 23rd issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Bruce Mathews

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board

Lululemon on the Plaza is where the Youth Advisory Board for WIN for KC recently met to discuss their roles for the Women’s Sports Awards Luncheon on February 1st. The Youth Advisory Board is a group of high school girls from Our Town that serve as advisors and ambassadors for WIN for KC. After the meeting, the […]

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Challenge Your Fashion

The sixth annual Challenge Your Fashion event to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger Program was held on January 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed dinner, silent and live auctions, great music, and a fabulous fashion show featuring current and former Royals players on the catwalk. Ashley and […]

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Membership Tea

December 5th was the date for The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s annual Membership Tea. The event was held at the lovely home of Jane Bolte and members enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, fancy desserts and a message from Major Sharon Smith. Carl Bolte entertained the guests with a special Christmas selection he composed for the piano.  Also featured in the February 23rd […]

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AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City – World AIDS Day 2012

The AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City presented three events in recognition of World AIDS Day 2012. More than 100 supporters attended the Patrons’ Party hosted by Kathy Kelly and Bryan Folk. The Community Luncheon took place on November 29th at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Dr. Ronald Valdeserri was the keynote speaker. The World AIDS Day Reception and the Millennial […]

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Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute – Grand Opening

Saint Luke’s Hospital and community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 9th to celebrate the opening of the new Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute. The evening featured a reception, tours and interactive demonstrations by Saint Luke’s physicians. The Institute is led by Dr. Marilyn Rymer and Dr. Darren Lovick. Also featured in the […]

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Premiere Screening – Downton Abbey

Michele Stowers and Mary Wetzel, Kansas City Public Television Producers’ Society Members; recently hosted an exclusive Downton Abbey Premiere Screening at the lovely home of Rachael Sabates. Guests enjoyed tea and scones and watched as the plot thickened in season three of the hit show on KCPT. Also featured in the February 9th issue of The Independent […]

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Marillac –  20th annual Enchanted Evening Benefit Gala 

The 20th annual Enchanted Evening Benefit Gala was held at the Overland Park Convention Center on November 16th. Dr. Sharon Cain and Dr. William Gabrielli served as the co-chairmen for the event, which was hosted by Marillac. The night began with a silent auction and cocktail reception. Later, guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, live auction and a […]

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Broadway Bebe Boutique

The New Normal star and Kansas City native Bebe Wood hosted her second annual Broadway Bebe Boutique on January 4th. The night of fun and fashion featured boutique shopping, tasty treats, silent and live auctions, and a fabulous show. The evening benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a New York-based non profit relying on the talents of the American […]

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Camp Encourage – Movie Benefit

Camp Encourage’s Movie Benefit was held recently at the Screenland Crossroads. Dr. Beth Rosemergey and Dr. Charles Orth served as the honorary chairmen. The twenties-themed event featured a short documentary showing a day in the life of a camper, delicious treats and silent and live auctions. Camp Encourage serves  children with autism spectrum disorders and proceeds from […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

December 13th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Nutcracker Luncheon to honor Artistic Director William Whitener’s final season. Guests enjoyed entertainment by surprise guest, Marilyn Maye, and personal tributes by Vicki Baxter, Kimberly Cowen, Logan Pachciarz, Jason Pollen, Wil Rowland, and Wendy Powell.  Additional photos also featured in the January 26th issue of […]

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The 20th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon

The 20th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon was held at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center on December 7th. Karen and Mike Herman were the honorary chairmen, and Debby Ballard and Mike Saunders served as the co-chairmen. Martina Navratilova was the keynote speaker. A Patron’s Party was held at the lovely home of Jean and Don Wagner […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Gala

The annual UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Gala hosted by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art took place on October 13th at the Museum. Proceeds from the event provided significant support for the Museum’s free exhibitions and educational programs. Michelle and Peter deSilva served as the honorary chairmen, and Holly Mihalovich and Hallie Peavey served as the co-chairmen. The 2013 Kemper Gala will be […]

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CCVI – 60th Anniversary Gala

The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) celebrated with their 60th Anniversary Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Marlys and Michael Haverty were the honorary chairmen, and Marianne Kilroy and Carmen Thum served as the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a decades presentation, and music by The Commodores. Also featured in the January 12th issue of […]

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Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute – 10th annual HEARAid Gala

The Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute’s 10th annual HEARAid Gala was held on November 2nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The theme of the event was “Sounds Through the Decades,” and guests enjoyed fabulous entertainment from local performers.  Additional photos also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – Charitable Giving Institute Graduation

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation hosted the Charitable Giving Institute Graduation, an evening with Raising Charitable Children author Carol Weisman and a Family Giving Getaway featuring the Paul Mesner Puppets. The programs were designed to help donors of all ages become more strategic givers. Additional photos also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care – Champagne & Chocolate

More than 300 guests sampled savories and desserts from more than 40 of Our Town’s top restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers at the 18th Annual Champagne and Chocolate. Proceeds from the event benefited Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care. Mary Morris and Julie Zwillenberg served as the co-chairmen, and LesLee and Pete Smith were the honorary chairmen.  Additional photos also […]

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The Pembroke Hill – Three Minutes Since

Three Minutes Since is a band made up of Pembroke Hill classmates, Auggie Barhorst, lead guitar; Natty Crenner, drums; Ben Gallagher, guitar and vocals; Andy Sundeen, bass guitar; and David Marsh, who fills in as a drummer from time to time. They produced their first CD last year called, “Cold Tonight.” They won Battle of […]

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