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The Whole Person – Celebration Awards Luncheon

On August 17th, The Whole Person held its second annual Celebration Awards Luncheon to recognize four individuals and businesses working to further the organizations mission. John Hockenberry, award-winning journalist and author, was the keynote speaker. The Whole Person assists people with disabilities to live independently.  Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Phil Witt, […]

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Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties will hold its 62nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion on December 1st at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The evening will honor 62 high school seniors and six high school juniors who were chosen based on leadership, character and service. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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The Committee of 100 – Celebratory Luncheon

The Committee of 100, a group formed in support of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, held A Celebratory Luncheon on October 2nd at the museum.  More than 400 guests enjoyed a presentation from Alexa Hampton, noted interior designer; and a beautiful lunch in Kirkwood Hall. Karen Craft and Joan Marsh were the Luncheon chairmen, and Caroline McCallister […]

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BOTAR – Tablescapes

BOTAR’s Tablescapes’ events were held at the American Royal on September 18th and 19th . Kim Aliber and Becky Herring were the co-chairmen. The Preview Party and Luncheon featured more than 40 designers and retailers who created unique tablescapes and a sensational shopping experience. Proceeds benefited the American Royal. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent  Jennifer Krizek and […]

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The Kansas City Club – Annual Speakeasy Party

The Kansas City Club’s Annual Speakeasy Party was held on August 18th. To celebrate all things 1920, the dress, music, automobiles, games, entertainment, and food and drink transported guests to a bygone era. This year marks the Club’s 130th anniversary, and members and their guests will celebrate on November 17th with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Also featured […]

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The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter – Freedom Isn’t Free Gala

The first annual Freedom Isn’t Free Gala took place on September 22nd at LiveStrong Sporting Park hosted by The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter. Major Dan Rooney founded The Folds of Honor Foundation to help ensure that no family is left behind in pursuit of freedom. Kansas City formed the first local affiliate chapter in 2011 […]

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MOCSA – Fall Forum

The Overland Park Marriott was the site for MOCSA’s Fall Forum. Michele Manne Snyder and Vince Sabia were the co-chairmen. Guests watched a powerful segment from MOCSA’s educational video series, “Lockers: A Teen Relationship Series.” A panel of experts discussed sexual violence in Johnson County. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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JDRF – Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K

More than 11,000 walkers and runners participated in the JDRF Kansas City Chapter’s 18th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K on October 6th at the Truman Sports Complex. Mike Kennedy of Q104 and the KCTV-5 morning crew kicked off the day rallying teams before the Walk & 5K. At the finish line, walkers enjoyed treats, live music […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude

On September 24th, the Harriman-Jewell Series celebrated its 48th Season at Prelude. Guests gathered at Indian Hills Country Club and enjoyed a silent auction, elegant dinner and a performance by Itomar Zorman, violin winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Richard Harriman Prelude Arts Award was presented to Roswitha and Ken Schaffer. Linda and Dr. […]

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Under a Harvest Moon – A Farm-to-Table Dinner

On September 30th, guests gathered in Powell Gardens for the sold-out fourth annual Under a Harvest Moon. Chef Ted Habiger of Room 39 created a gourmet farm-to-table dinner from the Heartland Harvest Garden’s bounty. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, hand-selected wine pairings by Amigoni Urban Winery and dining in the open-air Missouri Barn. JoAnn Stultz and […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy Auction – Swinging on a Star

St. Teresa’s Academy Auction, “Swinging on a Star,”  is set for November 17th at the school and will feature catering from Garozzo’s Ristorante and fantastic items for bid. Julie and Mike McCann, co-chairmen; recently hosted an evening of delicious food and cocktails for friends and alumnae as they prepared for the auction. Christine and Doug Fielder, […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Benefactors’ Party for Prelude

The beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb was the setting for a Benefactors’ Party for Prelude: A Celebration of the 48th Season of the Harriman-Jewell Series. Excitement was in the air for the Prelude event which was held at Indian Hills Country Club on September 24th. Linda and Dr. Burnell Landers were the honorary chairmen, and Gretchen Jacobson […]

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Kathy & Charlie Koehler Charity Golf Classic and Auction

The Third Annual Kathy & Charlie Koehler Charity Golf Classic and Auction was held recently at Loch Lloyd Country Club. Proceeds for this great event benefited United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City and its mission to touch the lives of people with any disability so they can enjoy life to its fullest. Kathy Koehler served […]

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2012 Community Ball and Cotillion – The Mothers’ Tea

The Mothers’ Tea for the 2012 Community Ball and Cotillion of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties was held on September 16th at the elegant home of Kay Lloyd. Guests enjoyed delicious tea and desserts and Kay’s daughter, Nora Lloyd, modeled the gown that will be worn by the young ladies. Janie Foltz is […]

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The Kansas City Art Institute – Art and Design Auction

The Kansas City Art Institute held a kick-off reception on October 2nd for its 2013 Art and Design Auction in Vanderslice Hall. The big event is set for June 1st on the KCAI campus and will feature selected work from KCAI alumni and faculty in the live and silent auctions. The biennial auction supports student scholarships at […]

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YMCA – Cheers for Challenger

The sixth annual Cheers for Challenger wine tasting and auction was held September 16th at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Local sports celebrities, including Royals pitcher Bruce Chen and former Chief’s quarterback Trent Green attended to show their support. Jenny Burkhead served as chairman. Proceeds benefited the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program that gives kids […]

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Waddell & Reed – Traveling World War I Exhibition

To celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, Waddell & Reed created the Traveling World War I Exhibition. On August 24th, Waddell & Reed rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, as well as completed their final stop of an educational tour that traveled to 75 cities in nearly every state. The traveling exhibit […]

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63rd Annual BOTAR Ball

The BOTARs, escorts and royal escorts recently gathered with their families at the American Royal to celebrate the upcoming Ball which will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed a Mexican buffet and the Quarter Horse Show. Kim Manka Mann and Lora Garrison were the co-chairmen.  Also […]

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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour – Patrons’ Party

Drs. Leah and Louis Ridgway opened their beautiful home on September 11th for the Patrons’ Party for the eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour. The Tour benefits Shawnee Mission East’s SHARE program, the largest student-led community service organization in the country. Also featured in the October 13th issue of The Independent SME students Grace DeGoler, Addie […]

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Second annual KC Dance Day

The second annual KC Dance Day was special for dance fans of all ages. The Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was the site for the August 25th event. Guests enjoyed free dance performances, classes, demonstrations, delicious food, and special prize drawings.  Also featured in the October 13th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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Truman Medical Center Lakewood – 7th annual Evening Under the Stars

The 7th annual Evening Under the Stars was presented by Truman Medical Center Lakewood, to help raise funds to purchase a mobile dental coach to help expand the Independence School District-based dental program. The evening included hot music by the island rock group, Soca Jukebox, and delicious fare by Plaza Catering. Brenda Shields and Nancy Lewis served […]

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