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BOTAR – Meet & Greet

The families of this year’s BOTAR class recently met at the home of Debbie Kimball for a meet & greet cocktail party. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Debbie Kimball and Susan Scott served as the co-chairmen. Also featured in the September 29th issue […]

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Women’s Foundation – 13th Annual Golf Classic

The 13th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City, was held at Oakwood Country Club on August 27th. Sandy Schermerhorn was the honorary chairman. The evening prior, friends of the Foundation and donors enjoyed the Tee-Off Party at the Holland House, where guests enjoyed a tour of the house, silent auction and […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s new members were treated to a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s event on August 29th at Tiffany & Co. on the Country Club Plaza. Guild President Melinda Petet, of Tiffany & Co., hosted the stunning affair. Also featured in the September 15th issue of The Independent Karen Jordan, Marge Schlosberg and Kathy Nordhus […]

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Women’s Employment Network – 2012 Reach for the STARS Campaign

Congratulations to the Women’s Employment Network (WEN) and the great success of the 2012 Reach for the STARS Campaign. Guests celebrated on July 26th in the Grand Hall at Kansas City Southern. Also featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Shannon Swift and Cheryl Smith Sherry Turner and Kelly Murphy […]

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The Kansas City Club – Sporting Clays

On June 9th, members of The Kansas City Club’s 1212 Club and Owl Club enjoyed a round of Sporting Clays at The Saddle & Sirloin Club. Also featured in the August 18th issue of The Independent Alex Thompson, Sean Flanagan, Bryan Flanagan, and Justine Uryasz Eric Bales, Patrick Amey and Steve Quirarte  

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Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care – Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard

Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care’s annual summer event, Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard, was held on June 21st at the Boulevard Brewing Co. Guests enjoyed live music from the hot local band “Making Moves” and checked out the vast variety of auction items. The sold-out event featured delicious food from Amigo’s, Blue Grotto, Bonefish Grill, The […]

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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée was recently hosted by the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. The event featured delicious cuisine from 18 local restaurants and music from Funk Syndicate and the David Basse Orchestra. Wanda and Steve Wilkinson were the honorary chairmen and Nancy and Ken Mellard and Marga and Rich Spangler served as co-chairmen. […]

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Back in the Swing

Kansas Citians raised their voices on July 14th to celebrate 10 years of Back in the Swing with a Summer Celebration featuring Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow. Event Co-chairmen Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell orchestrated a magical evening, where guests were captivated with Sheryl, her music and her message. Also featured in the August 4th issue of The […]

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Jewel Ball – Caddy Shack Party

The Jewel Ball Caddy Shack party was par for the course on June 7th at Oakwood Country Club. While “Caddy Shack” played on the television screen and music played in the background, guests enjoyed chipping at targets, putt putting through a maze and aiming at the ball cart on the driving range. There were sliders, french fries […]

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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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