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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Virtual Most Wanted Auction

December 12th was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s virtual Most Wanted Auction. This year, 31 individuals were honored as Kansas City’s Most Wanted. A record-breaking $1.35 million was raised to support the mission of creating life-changing friendships and changing futures for young people. Honoree Reed Erickson      (Front […]

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The Folly Theater – 6th Annual Folly Frolic

November 21st was the date for the Folly Theater’s 6th Annual Folly Frolic (a socially-distanced benefit concert). The Folly was able to stage a live performance, as well as a virtual stream of the event, which featured blues singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt, joined by folk singer-songwriter Kelly Hunt. Co-chairmen Stacy Purvis and Gregory Porter arranged a […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2020 Nutcracker Ball Private Broadcast

November 21st was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 2020 Nutcracker Ball private broadcast event. The event was led by Co-chairmen Edie Downing and Gail Van Way. Guild President Juliette Singer Spinks presented the 2020 Pirouette Award to Bank of America for its contributions to the performing arts in Our Town.   Also featured […]

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HALO – Virtual ArtReach Auction, “The Main Event”

February 26th is the date for HALO’s Virtual ArtReach Auction, “The Main Event.” The action-packed evening will feature the HALO documentary short film premiere, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and Special Guest Oprah Winfrey interviewing HALO Alumni, Marjai. Proceeds support homeless and at-risk children around the world.

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KVC Health Systems – Groovy Virtual Gala

Shelley and Evan Howe served as chairmen of KVC Health Systems’ Groovy Virtual Gala. The November 13th event was a celebration of the organization’s 50 years of service to children and their families. Guests enjoyed the 1970’s-themed event at home, complete with a “Funky Epiphany” cocktail, auctions, celebrity appearances, and lots of period music. Proceeds […]

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Phoenix Family

The smiles in the photos tell the story. Every person, regardless of station in life, deserves dignity and respect. Phoenix Family is a non-profit organization that provides integrated social services to anyone living in low-income circumstances. Phoenix Family serves more than 6,000 people per day. Clients can learn skills and gain perspectives that make dreams […]

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Wayside Waifs – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 28th was the date for Wayside Waifs’ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which celebrated the completion of its $8.7 million expansion. Campaign Co-chairmen Sandy and Dave Johnson and Jill and Tom Turner hosted a limited number of guests as they celebrated the new Education and Training Center and the Canine Behavior Center. The project, which was […]

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Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City – Ribbon Cutting

October 23rd was the date for the Ribbon Cutting at the new Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Also featured in the November 28, 2020 issue of The Independent  

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Children’s Mercy – Nick & Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

Nick & Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, a benefit for Children’s Mercy, was held on October 5th at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate and Blue Hills Country Club. Proceeds were earmarked to address mental health issues for patients at Children’s Mercy and in our community. Also featured in the November 28, 2020 issue of […]

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