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2021 Class of Rising Stars – Deanna DiSalvo

Deanna DiSalvo is known for running marathons, but her stamina extends well beyond her races. Her tremendous focus and endurance manifest in her volunteerism and her on-going commitment to several causes in Kansas City. Deanna began her work in philanthropy in a simple way; she wanted to connect with other young professionals. When asked to […]

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Newhouse – 2021 Imagine a Day Gala

November 13th is the date for Newhouse’s Imagine a Day Gala. Terri and Phil Thomas are the honorary chairmen, and Moira Holland is serving as the chairman. Guests may choose to join the festivities at Loews Kansas City Hotel or attend virtually. Gabriella Pagan will be the keynote speaker, with Darren Story serving as the […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2021 Honorary Chairman

Ellen Jurden Hockaday is serving as the honorary chairman of the 2021 Jewel Ball. Ellen is a member of an extended family known for philanthropy and accomplishments. Her maternal grandparents, Dr. Emma Arabella Thompson and Dr. Oscar N. Thompson, were physicians in Breckenridge, Missouri, and Emma was honored as the 1949 Missouri State Mother. Ellen’s […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma”

Loews Kansas City Hotel will be the site for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma,” which will be held on April 9th. Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the upcoming production of Tosca. Partygoers will enjoy a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and beautiful decor which will feature elements reminiscent […]

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The Loop KC

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.  Christopher Stibbs brings a world of experience and passion to […]

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UMKC Conservatory – Crescendo Gala 2021

November 12th is the date for UMKC Conservatory’s Crescendo Gala 2021. The evening, which will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, will be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the event. Honorary Chairmen Mary Kay and Charles Horner bring a long, familial testament of support for the Conservatory, and this […]

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

October 16th is the date for Sheffield Place’s Off the Wall event, which will be held at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Curt Thomas and Peter Sunderman are serving as the honorary chairmen, with Steven St. John as the emcee. The festivities will include a reception with live art, silent and live auctions, dinner, and […]

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KVC – Friday Night Live! Gala

Maria and Sean Hurley are serving as chairmen of KVC’s Friday Night Live! Gala. The November 12th event will be held at The Abbott. Partygoers will enjoy delicious fare, lively music, and some fun surprises. Christa Dubill and Kevin Holmes will be the hosts of the event. Proceeds support the mission of KVC to strengthen […]

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2021 BOTAR President – Julie Miller McCann

Julie Miller McCann is serving as this year’s BOTAR president. As excited as she is about the upcoming Ball, she treasures the memory of her time as a BOTAR and counts members of her BOTAR class among her dearest friends. “My BOTAR year was also the first year for The Concert for Champions. The Kansas […]

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