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The Children’s Place Angels’ Gala

April 5th was the date for the Angels of The Children’s Place Angels’ Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Darrell Hammond, Saturday Night Live alum; was the keynote speaker. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of the KC All Stars. Dallas and Scott Pioli were the honorary […]

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The Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon

April 10th was the date for The Women’s Employment Network’s annual luncheon at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Tara and Jon Darbyshire and Dawn and David Baker were the honorary co-chairmen, and Heather Anderson Feagans and Anita Bajaj Newton served as the co-chairmen. UMB was awarded the 2013 Beth K. Smith Award. Proceeds […]

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Truman Library Institute – 14th annual Wild About Harry

April 11th was the date for the Truman Library Institute’s 14th annual Wild About Harry at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, TIME magazine editors and best-selling authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, were the guest speakers. Former Chairman of the Joint […]

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Gillis Center – 32nd Annual Spirit Awards

April 19th was the date for the Gillis Center’s 32nd Annual Spirit Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Steve Doyal and Ty Henson were each presented with the 2013 Spirit Awards and Jill Perfect was honored as the 2013 Gillis Volunteer of the Year. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, cocktails and entertainment […]

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Sports Commission – 42 Premiere

April 11th was the date Waddell & Reed hosted a star-studded screening of the film 42 at AMC BarryWoods 24. The evening benefited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Sports Commission. AMC Theatres graciously donated the space, theatre team, concessions, and spirits for the event, making it an evening to remember! Stars […]

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Promise of Hope

April 4th was the date for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope Luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Michelle Privette shared her story of how her Court Appointed Special Advocate, Columbus Heard; helped her to change her life. Lenore Hammer received the 2013 Promise of Hope Award. Proceeds from the event support CASA […]

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Project 39 – The Mother of All Happy Hours

Project 39’s The Mother of All Happy Hours will be held on May 9th. More than 40 women will host the happy hour to benefit single mothers who participate in The Family Conservancy’s Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids program. Lisa Foley hosted a meeting on April 4th to finalize plans for the event. Also featured in […]

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Charles Bruffy & The Kansas City Chorale – Spring Song

The first annual Spring Song concert was held on March 30th in Rozzelle Court at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Charles Bruffy and The Kansas City Chorale performed a program which featured selection’s from the Chorale’s Grammy-winning album, Life and Breath. The concert was repeated on April 6th at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. […]

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The Kansas City Art Institute – Open House

March 19th was the date for The Kansas City Art Institute’s Open House at The Warehouse. Guests enjoyed tours of the fabulous new space that houses the fiber program at KCAI.  Also featured in the May 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Bruce Mathews The Warehouse Joan Horan and Krystal Jolicoeur, KCAI student  

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Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet – Kansas City Tip-Off

March 9th was the date for the Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet’s 2013 Kansas City Tip-Off. The event was held at the Uptown Theater and featured Scotty McCreery, American Idol winner. Gretchen and Hans Gold and Marsha and Joel Voran were the honorary co-chairmen. Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet, a program of the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, provides funding for […]

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board

Renshi (Coach) Gregg Brown taught members of the WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board some cool self-defense moves on March 10th at the Shogun Martial Arts Center.  Also featured in the April 20th issue of The Independent  (Kneeling) Gregg Brown, Shogun Martial Arts Center (standing) Savanna Morrison, Grace Li-Haug, Mary Joyce, Taylor Holmes, Madison Holmes, […]

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K-State Alumni Association – Wabash CannonBall

March 1st was the date for the K-State Alumni Association’s Wabash CannonBall. Chanie and Tom Mitchell were chairmen of the event which was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Greg Musil served as the emcee. More than $1.6 million has been raised in the seven year history of the event to fund scholarships for area […]

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KU Advancement Board – Brackfest 2013

The KU Advancement Board’s Brackfest 2013 was a slam dunk at the College Basketball Experience on March 18th. Guests enjoyed filling out brackets and basketball experts shared their thoughts on the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Doctors from The University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital discussed the latest in sports concussion treatment and […]

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2013 Pembroke Hill Auction – Patrons’ Party

The beautiful home of Jeanne and Joe Brandmeyer was the setting for the Patrons’ Party for the 2013 Pembroke Hill Auction. Jeanne and Joe have nine grandchildren attending The Pembroke Hill School. Guests enjoyed viewing amazing works of art, delicious drinks and festive savories. This year’s Auction featured artwork created by students who were mentored by local artists. […]

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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – 101 Awards

March 2nd was the date for the 43rd annual 101 Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Joe Freeman and Bill Nelson were the co-chairmen. This year’s recipients were Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt, Aldon Smith, Bruce Arians and Chuck Pagano, and Pete Carroll. Don Shula received the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football. Proceeds benefited […]

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Kansas City Conversations

Kansas City Conversations was held on March 15th at the Kansas City Club. Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner; was the featured speaker. Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent Bob Burda, Kathy Turpin, Bob Bowlsby, featured speaker; and Jon McGraw and John Teasdale  

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Notre Dame de Sion – All the World’s a Stage

Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction took center stage at Starlight Theatre on March 2nd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction, “All the World’s a Stage.” Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner and silent and live auctions. Ann and Frank Uryasz were the honorary chairmen, and Pam and Kevin […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – 32nd annual Omelet Brunch

March 2nd was the date for the 32nd annual Omelet Brunch. The event benefited the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and was held at its Westport Community Center. Phil Witt, Abby Eden and Carolyn Long were the celebrity chefs. Guests enjoyed made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds support Salvation Army homeless shelters, food pantries, emergency assistance, […]

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Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo Kick-off Party

A Kick-off Party was held recently for UMKC’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at the lovely home of Regina and Bill Kort. Crescendo will be held on November 8th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Jenny Erdman and Tim Van Zandt are the co-chairmen. Also […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

March 1st was the date for Kids Night Out at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Loretta and John Lumelleau were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk was the chairman. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and fabulous entertainment from local Club youth performers, as well as special guests Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric […]

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Avila University – 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction

Avila University’s 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction was held on February 16th.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, auction and program at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The After Party featured dancing to the Saucy Jack Band and a Steer Photo Booth. Proceeds supported student scholarships. Also featured in March 23rd issue of The Independent […]

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