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Starlight Theatre – Starry Night at Starlight

Denise Dibben and Kristen Whalen are serving as co-chairmen of Starry Night at Starlight. The event, which will be held on September 11th at Starlight Theatre, will pay homage to an inaugural class of All-Stars, known for charitable endeavors in Our Town, plus an honorary All-Star. The fun will include tickets to a performance of […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – 2021 Night at the Tower

September 18th is the date for the seventh annual Night at the Tower, a benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial, which will be held as a virtual event. Members of the Rowland Family will be the honorary co-chairmen; the late Landon Rowland was a trustee and devoted supporter of the organization. […]

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2021 Class Of Rising Stars Katasha Kumar

Katasha Kumar has a deep passion and commitment to philanthropy that developed early in her childhood. Growing up in Chicago, Katasha’s family introduced her to volunteerism and community engagement, not as something to do, but as a way to demonstrate their long-held family values. From her time in Girl Scouts to volunteering at senior centers, […]

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United WE – We Work For Change

September 29th is the date for We Work For Change. United WE, formerly the Women’s Foundation, will host the afternoon event, which will celebrate equity, diversity, and 30 years of empowering women. The festivities will include both virtual activities and an in-person VIP exclusive. The featured speakers are Mellody Hobson of Starbucks, Tina Tchen of […]

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2021 Class Of Rising Stars Danny Ritz

Danny Ritz is a storyteller and whether reading a story to a child through the Lead to Read program or telling stories about Kansas City through his podcast, he is committed to sharing the stories that matter most. Danny is multitalented and his varied interests and community engagement have made an immeasurable impact on our […]

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The Symphony League of Kansas City – 39th annual Symphony Ball

September 11th is the date for The Symphony League of Kansas City’s 39th annual Symphony Ball, which will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center. “Stardust” will be the theme. The event will feature a Kansas City Symphony performance led by Maestro Michael Stern, as well as dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to […]

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Folds of Honor Kansas City – Colleen and Everett Katzenberger

In 2015, Colleen Katzenberger was awarded the Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship, and her son, Everett, was awarded a Future Use Scholarship. Colleen graduated in 2016 with a master of education degree from Rockhurst University. Colleen’s husband, and Everett’s father, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Katzenberger, was killed in the line of duty in 2011 while […]

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Cheers to Volunteers – Newhouse & Floraloom

Floraloom is partnering with Newhouse, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Through this partnership, Newhouse residents have the opportunity to earn a living wage and learn marketable skills. In addition, they have the outlet to express themselves through floral arrangement. Also featured in the June 26, 2021 issue of The Independent  

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In The Spotlight – Kansas City Ballet Guild

Peggy Beal is the 2021-2022 Kansas City Ballet Guild president, succeeding Juliette Singer Spinks, the 2020-2021 president. Loews Hotel Kansas City will be the site for The Nutcracker Ball, which will be held on November 20th. Through the annual Ball and Boutique, the Guild supports the Kansas City Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet School. […]

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