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Jewel Ball – Club Central Casino

Jewel Ball debutantes, floor committee members and escorts rolled the dice and enjoyed a night of dancing during Club Central Casino. The affair was held at the Kansas City Downtown Library on June 9th. Guests came dressed as famous couples. Julie Aliber, Mattie Merriman, Lauren Newell, Francie Reintjes, Beth Ridge, Libby Sutherland, Laura Tutera, and […]

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The Jewel Ball

The Jewel Ball was held on June 16th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Pamela Sutherland Gyllenborg (Mrs. John Eric Gyllenborg) served as the chairman. Joan Jenkins Bartlett (Mrs. Paul Dana Bartlett, Jr.) was the honorary chairman, and Margaret Hall Pence (Mrs. William Keith Pence) was the vice chairman. Sumptuous textiles and flowers in hues of […]

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Alphapointe Pro Am Golf Tournament

The C& C Group Alphapointe Pro Am Golf Tournament at Loch Lloyd Country Club had more than 150 amateur and professional golfers participate in the tournament on June 11th. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the youth programming at Alphapointe, including two summer camps for youth and teens with vision loss. Golf foursomes were paired with a […]

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UMB Big Bash

Grammy-award winning bluegrass group Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers dazzled guests at the 2012 UMB Big Bash. The group performed for a sold-out crowd on June 21st at The Midland by AMC, and helped raise $100,000 for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Women’s Employment Network. Mariner Kemper and Peter deSilva were the […]

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Gilda’s Club Kansas City – Grand Opening

Gilda’s Club Kansas City held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 1st at its Clubhouse location. Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club WorldWide, was the special guest. Gilda’s Club Kansas City provides free social and emotional support for anyone in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties facing cancer. Also featured in the July […]

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Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – 75th anniversary

The Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding with a Tea at the Linda Hall Library on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City on June 18th. With 85 guests and members in attendance, the organization presented a gift to the Kansas City community […]

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Nonprofit Connect – Open House and Ribbon Cutting

More than 200 people joined in the festivities to celebrate Nonprofit Connect’s new home in the KCPT building at the Open House and Ribbon Cutting on June 21st. Also featured in July 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Terry Weckbaugh Lindsay Nelson, Luann Feehan, David Miles, Kliff Kuehl, Patrick Sallee, Laurie McCormack, and Amy Mulligan Kennedy […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Spring Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon was held on May 16th at  Meadowbrook Country Club. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “The Icing on the Cake.” Major Cheryl Miller, Divisional Leader and Women’s Auxiliary Advisor; gave the invocation. Following a delightful lunch, the new officers for 2012-2013 were installed by Major Sharon Smith, Divisional Leader […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Making CENT$ in the City

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Girls Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri recently held a one day financial education workshop called Making CENT$ in the City. Emily VanArsdale and Lou Wade were the co-chairmen. The workshop was created for teenage girls and their parents and covered topics including checking accounts, budgeting, investing, and […]

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AIDS WALK Kansas City

Nearly 4,500 participants raised $450,000 for local HIV/AIDS organizations at the 24th annual AIDS WALK Kansas City on April 28th at Theis Park. A Kick-off reception was held prior to the event at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Mike Meier hosted the AIDS WALK House party at his beautiful home on May 20th. Ted […]

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JDRF – T-Bones, Tailgating and T1D

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) brought their families out for the annual JDRF summer event,  T-Bones, Tailgating and T1D on June 11th. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent Blaise Howard, diagnosed at age nine; Cathy Baier, Chase […]

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NonProfit Connect – 28th Annual Philanthrophy Awards Luncheon

NonProfit Connect hosted its 28th Annual Philanthrophy Awards Luncheon on May 11th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Mark Jorgenson were the honorary chairmen, and Trudy and Jack Gabriel served as the chairmen. The event honored Mary Davidson Cohen, Philanthropist of the Year; Burns & McDonnell, Business Philanthropist of the Year; Maurice A. […]

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Newhouse Shelter – Bite-A-Burger 

Newhouse Shelter recently hosted Bite-A-Burger at Westport Flea Market. The fundraiser was a part of the Shelter Showdownseries, which challenges KU, MU, K-State, and UMKC fans to compete to raise the most funds for the Shelter. KU fans won at this event, but MU has the lead overall. Also featured in the June 23rd issue of The Independent […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City celebrated the 13th graduating class of Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project (RAGGP) on May 21st at American Century Investments. The high school senior women that were recruited to be members of RAGGP learned about grant-making and managing funds throughout their memberships. The inspiring and uplifting ceremony featured seniors’ […]

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Back in the Swing

Back in the Swing is working hard to plan its exciting Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. Sherry and Gary Forsee and Merry and Dr. Edward Prostic are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell are the co-chairmen. Also […]

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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing – Bridge of Hope

Guests enjoyed a wonderful morning of games during Bridge of Hope on April 24th at Indian Hills Country Club. After playing Bridge, Scrabble, Gin, Bunko, Mah Jong, and Tripoly, guests were served a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of shopping and a raffle. Proceeds supported Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Also […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Shopping With Your Heart

Members of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary have begun preparing their annual catalog, “Shopping With Your Heart.” The women met recently to begin putting everything together for the catalog, which raises funds for The Salvation Army Children’s Shelter and supports its mission to care for children who have been removed from their homes. Also featured […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Lauren Conrad Meet and Greet

Lauren Conrad was the featured guest on April 10th at an event celebrating the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 20th Anniversary Year. Lauren greeted the excited guests and signed copies of her new book, The Fame Game.   Also featured in the May 26th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Lauren Conrad, […]

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WIN for KC – Honorary Coaches Luncheon

WIN for KC hosted its annual Honorary Coaches Luncheon on March 7th.  Connie Cole, Sherry Forsee, Barbara Nelson, Jean McDonnell, Karen Daniel, Judy Deggendorf, Jan Kreamer, Vicki Graft, Rosie Biondo, Kay Barnes, Sherri Enright, Kathleen Kunkler, Marilyn Rinker, and Sarah Morris are this year’s honorary coaches. Proceeds from the Luncheon supported WIN for KC’s mission […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – Art as Magic

The dramatic outlines of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provided a beautiful backdrop for the Kansas City Art Institute’s “Art as Magic: Be Transformed” Gala on April 14th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests watched had the chance to watch student performances and enjoyed a delicious dinner and cocktails. Brian D. Williams and […]

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Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII – Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

The Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII of Kansas City recently gathered at Indian Hills Country Club for its Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and installed the newly elected officers. Also featured in the May 12th issue of The Independent Francie Stoner, corresponding secretary; Sue Brownlee, recording secretary; Mary Frisch, president; […]

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