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2024 Starry Night at Starlight

The stars will be out – all of the Starry Night at Starlight stars, that is! On July 27th, a group of Kansas City’s most dynamic charitable movers and shakers will raise funds to support Starlight’s Bob Rohlf Internship Program. Partygoers will enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun, food, music, and a Broadway performance. Every […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – 57th annual Ballet Ball

The Kansas City Ballet Guild will host its 57th annual Ballet Ball on December 7th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Nutcracker Ball will help celebrate Kansas City Ballet’s December 6th through the 24th performances of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Linda and John “Topper” Johntz […]

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Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy – Leading with Love

Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy will host a celebration to mark its first five years on September 6th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Members of the Celebration Committee for Leading with Love met recently to kick off the festivities at a luncheon hosted by Mara Cohara, committee member. Leading the fundraising event is Christine Kemper, […]

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Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, the 17th annual Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 22nd to benefit the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. Barbara and Mike Nicco have returned to Kansas City and are thrilled to be serving as the honorary chairs […]

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Connections – Chris Constant

Chris Constant is a beautifully complicated man, yet so very humble and charming, it’s almost hard to believe that so many talents and qualities exist in just one soft-spoken man. As he unfolds, much like a piece of origami, we find out so many endearing and intriguing pieces. Born in South Korea and adopted by […]

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Volunteer Appreciation Month

As Children’s Mercy Kansas City celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, they would like to highlight some of the many volunteers who help the hospital run smoothly. With more than 700 people volunteering their time and talents, including guiding families through the hospital, comforting babies in the NICU, critical behind-the-scenes processing of donations of clothes […]

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MOCSA – 30th annual Community Luncheon

Survivor Sarah Klein will be the keynote speaker at the 30th annual Community Luncheon to benefit MOCSA on May 1st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. As an attorney and a survivor of Olympic women’s gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, Sarah is an ally and an inspiration to so many. Given the […]

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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – 30th annual Community Luncheon

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) will host its 30th annual Community Luncheon on May 1st with Kathy Koehler and Heather Bortnick serving as honorary co-chairs. Leah and Arlan Vomhof and Sujal Shah and Holly Garber are the community support committee co-chairs, and Monica Gray and Chris Gray are serving as the event co-chairs. […]

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Unbound Welcomes New President and CEO

Unbound is an international non profit that delivers more than $100 million in personalized support annually for children, elders, and their families living in poverty in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It has consistently and responsibly challenged poverty since 1981. Unbound is also the only major United States-based non profit that offers sponsorships for elders.  […]

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The Symphony League of Kansas City – 2024 Symphony Ball

The 2024 Symphony Ball, to be held on September 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, will launch the tenure of music director Matthias Pintscher. His Kansas City premiere public performance with the Kansas City Symphony will be celebrated with a spectacular Ball, hosted by the Symphony League of Kansas City. Barbara Haviland […]

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Catholic Education Foundation – 2023 Gaudeamus Gala

Catholic Education Foundation is so very grateful to Karen and Craig Gaffney for their leadership and support of the organization’s 2023 Gaudeamus Gala, which raised a record-breaking $2.4 million for scholarships for students in need at Catholic schools throughout northeast Kansas. Catholic education is what brought these two graduates of Bishop Ward High School together […]

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The Lyric Opera Circle – 2024 Lyric Opera Ball

“A Toast to Opera” will celebrate the rich history and enduring beauty of the timeless art form of opera! The Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, under the direction of Co-chairmen Deanna Diebolt and Sharon Barry, promises to be an elegant affair with curated silent auction items, pop-up opera performances, dinner, and dancing to the […]

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Truman Library Institute – 2024 Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry event is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The occasion will be marked on April 18th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, with Event Chairs Merilyn and Dr. Loren Berenbom at the helm. David Von Drehle and the late Karen Ball are the honorary chairs. Guests will […]

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Love Is Key: Food and Dessert Innovation

Love Is Key, especially when talking about chicken and waffles. Actually, Love Is Key when Tameisha and Cameron Martin touch anything having to do with food and catering. The name of their business says it all, and the love they put into their culinary efforts dates back to Tameisha’s grandmother, Daisy. Daisy’s gift was baking […]

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BOXOUT: Boxing Out Stress

Ritchie Cherry, Sr. wants to help people with stress, and he is uniquely qualified to do so! Ritchie has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Langston University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Alabama A&M University. Besides that, he was a professional boxer from 2010 to 2015. But possibly the most […]

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HALO – 2024 Art Auction, “Defying the Odds”

Investing in youth like Caylin is at the heart of what HALO does. Providing a family foundation, shelter, a safe place to sleep, and skills is just the beginning of how this organization helps homeless young people. The HALO Art Auction, “Defying the Odds” will be held on February 24th at The Midland Theatre to […]

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The Loop KC – Taylor Limoges

The Loop KC brings together similar yet unique minds to create genuine friendships and ignite the next generation of business leaders in Kansas City. Members of The Loop KC are required to give back to local non-profit organizations. Learn more about The Loop KC, here.   “I’m fortunate to say that I work for one of […]

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Salvation Army Christmas Committee – The Carl J. DiCapo Family

The Carl J. DiCapo family will serve as honorary chairs for the annual Salvation Army Christmas Committee this year, to honor the memory of the emeritus board member. Thirty years ago, Carl DiCapo served as the co-chair for the committee, which helps to raise funds for critical programs and services during the holiday season. He […]

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Lyric Opera Ball, “A Toast to Opera”

Celebrating the theme of this year’s Lyric Opera Ball, “A Toast to Opera,” are the Co-chairmen, Sharon Barry and Deanna Diebolt. Hosted by the Lyric Opera Circle, the evening of April 20th promises to be an elegant soiree, including a curated silent auction of delightful items (including exquisite trips and unique experiences), dinner, and dancing […]

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2023 Class Of Rising Stars – Moira Holland

Among Kansas City’s advocates for women and children, Moira Holland stands out as a prominent supporter. Her relentless dedication and skill in fundraising led to her designation as a Rising Star by The Independent. Moira is the director of business development at A.L. Huber. She has been in the construction field for more than two decades, combining her […]

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – 2024 Civic Service Award Celebration

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy will proudly bestow its Civic Service Award to Mindy Corporon on March 10, 2024 at the Academy’s 50th Civic Service Celebration, to be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. As the co-founder of the non-profit organization, SevenDays, in response to tragedy, Mindy Corporon is being honored for her work to […]

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