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The Children’s SPOT – Once Upon a Time

February 24th was the date for the 16th annual Once Upon a Time at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Connie and Anthony Mendolia were the honorary chairmen, and Amie and Dr. Kevin Bybee and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed dazzling table decor, music by Radio Disney, dancing, dinner, […]

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Avila University

Dr. Ron Slepitza, Avila University; appeared on The View on February 6th and surprised the Sterling family of Blue Springs, Missouri, with $500,000 in scholarships for their seven children. Lauren and Scott Sterling recently adopted five Peruvian orphans, and the money will ensure that the children receive an American education and bright futures.  Also featured […]

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Kansas City Club – 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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Medical Missions Foundation – Art for the Children Auction and Gala

February 9th was the date for the Medical Missions Foundation’s 17th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed an auction, dinner and entertainment by the Karen Davis Project. Susan and Dr. Doug Girod were the chairmen. Proceeds provide medical and surgical care to thousands […]

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KVC Gala

Studio Dan Meiners was the location for the KVC Gala. Guests enjoyed a brand new experience with cocktails, delicious fare, dancing to the tunes of The Good Foot, and a spectacular auction. Kama Moseley and Diane Ball Wilkerson were the co-chairmen. Proceeds supported medical and behavioral health care, social services and education for children and […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Girls’ Night In

The eighth annual Girls’ Night In was held on February 19th at Portfolio Kitchen & Home. Marilyn Breidenthal served as the chairman. Guests enjoyed heart-healthy bites from four top restaurant chefs. Anne Byrn, celebrity cookbook author; was the featured guest. Proceeds supported programs at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center, including A […]

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DeLaSalle – 22nd Annual Movie Benefit

February 2nd was the date for the 22nd Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit at The Midland. Sarah and Jon Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Cathi and David Brain and Becky and Chris Herring were the co-chairmen. Len Jennings served as the emcee for the auction. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from some of Our Town’s most […]

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Sunflower House – 2013 Valentine Gala

The 2013 Valentine Gala was held at the Sheraton Overland Park on February 2nd. Vickie and Pete Fogarty were the honorary chairmen, and Jeni and Bryan Camerlinck served as the chairmen for the event, which was hosted by Sunflower House. The night began with a cocktail party and silent and live auctions. Later, guests enjoyed a gourmet […]

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Society of Fellows – Annual Dinner

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Society of Fellows gathered at the Museum to welcome the world-renowned Chinese painter, Xu Longsen. Xu Longsen’s magnificent scroll is the focal point in the exhibition, Journey through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern. Guests enjoyed toasting the artist, followed by a beautiful dinner in Rozzelle Court. Also featured […]

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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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