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HALO – Defying the Odds: A Livestream HALO Art Auction

HALO, which provides housing, healing, and education services to young people who are homeless, will hold Defying the Odds: A Livestream HALO Art Auction, on February 25th. Auctioneer Tanna Guthrie and Rebecca Welsh, the organization’s founder, will serve as hosts of the live auction, and Rebecca will also be the speaker. The event will feature […]

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Sherwood Autism Center – Beat the Blues 2022

Beat the Blues 2022, a benefit for Sherwood Autism Center, will be held on January 29th at The Abbott. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, and a program. Katie Lord and Julie Steenson are serving as the co-chairmen. Proceeds will support Sherwood Autism Center’s mission to educate, equip, and empower […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Janet Nash

Janet Nash, who careers with American Century Investments, put her love of music to work when she started volunteering with the Northeast Community Center’s Harmony Project KC in 2019. She has inventoried sheet music and assembled class folders. Janet and her husband, Dean, are the parents of three sons, Reilly, Spenser, and Riordan. All three […]

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night 22

April 2nd is the date for Red Hot Night 22, a benefit for Children’s Mercy. The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center and as a virtual event. Ellen and Peter Clune and Kim and Nick Warren are serving as the honorary co-chairmen. Joe Podrebarac and Rod Eisenhauer are the co-chairmen.    […]

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Philanthropy MATTERS

To learn more about becoming a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter, please visit afpkc.org. The Independent is proud to be the exclusive media partner of AFPKC. Mark Reed is the director of advancement for St. Benedict’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Atchison, Kansas. He has been involved in fundraising since his […]

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The Love Fund – 40 Years Of Love

The Love Fund has been a treasured organization in the Kansas City metro since 1981. As the organization celebrates its 40-year history, it is not without a look back at the foundation of the mission and its immeasurable impact on our community. The Love Fund’s origin story began with a weekly news segment on Fox […]

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The Salvation Army – 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign

The theme of The Salvation Army’s 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign is “Hope Marches On.” Angela and Neal Sharma are serving as the chairmen of the campaign, which will run through December 25th. The iconic Red Kettles can be found at more than 200 locations around Our Town. Read more from the October 30, 2021 issue […]

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UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship – Woodwind Quintet

Brianna Volkmann, Dennis Pearson, Nuvee Thammikasakul, Terry Andrews, and Tom Lacy are the current members of the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet. They will be the featured performers at Crescendo, a benefit for the Conservatory. The event will be held on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Graduate students from […]

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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.  Kaylee Chappelow’s volunteer work with KC Scholars includes reviewing and […]

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