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Spotlight on Centurions – Christine Lara

Christine Lara is a member of Centurions Fall Class of 2020. She recently was elected to the Centurions steering committee. Christine serves on the Innovation and Disruption Task Force planning committee and the diversity and inclusion committee. Christine, the eldest of three siblings, is originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She earned a […]

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Junior League KCMO – Holiday Mart 2019

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri is gearing up for Holiday Mart 2019. Members of the committee are eagerly awaiting the shopping extravaganza, which will be held on October 17th through the 20th at Bartle Hall. Committee Members: Taylor Kaunley, staffing chairman; Sydney Sutherland, events co-chairman; Sarah Koci Scheilz, marketing co-chairman; Addie Layne and […]

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The Whole Person – Carnival! Night of Independence Gala

Lindsey and Ian Denny are serving as chairmen of The Whole Person’s CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala. The September 28th event will be held at Harrah’s North Kansas City. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of awards to individuals and organizations that are working to further The Whole Person’s mission to assist […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars Ben McAnany

Ben McAnany is the owner of McAnany Construction. His family has been in the Kansas City area for more than 150 years. His commitment to volunteer engagement in a variety of settings makes the world a better place for everyone. Ben is a board member of Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC). He leads the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Drew Elliott

Drew Elliott is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020. He serves on the boards of Nonprofit Connect and the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Drew earned a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Kansas, and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He works within the […]

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Name Dropping – Symphony Ball

Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. will serve as the honorary chairmen of the Symphony Ball, “The Firebird Ball,” presented by the Symphony League of Kansas City. Mary Leonida is serving as chairman.  The Hunts were married in 2003. Between them, they have nine children and eight grandchildren. Sports aficionados will recognize Rita and Lamar as […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Dan Moye

Dan Moye is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020. He serves on the curriculum committee and is a member of the Economic Development Task Force. Dan has volunteered with JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee. He has worked for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City for four years. Dan is a principal development […]

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Sara Welch and Terri and Doug Curran are the honorary co-chairmen of Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The September 28th event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who received a Tony Award and a Grammy award for her performances off and on Broadway […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars Kathleen Johansen

Kathleen Johansen is a senior communications strategist at The University of Kansas Health System. Her love of philanthropy began more than 30 years ago when she became a Brownie in South Carolina. Fundraising clearly made an impact on her because she was consistently her troop’s top Girl Scout cookie seller. Kathleen volunteered at retirement homes […]

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