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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball

September 9th is the date for The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna,” to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a magnificent night of waltzes performed by the Kansas City Symphony, a silent auction, cocktails and delicious Viennese cuisine. Suzanne Shank and Pam Bruce […]

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The Jewel Ball – Nancy Dreyer Sachse

The ladies who lead the activities of The Jewel Ball each year share a very special bond, as well as a sense of humor, comfortable shoes and an enormous amount of respect for two cultural pillars of the Kansas City community – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony. In order to […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Kimberly Wilkerson

Kimberly Wilkerson holds executive leadership positions and oversees operations on the boards of KCPT Public Television 19 and 909 The Bridge and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Working closely with both boards and the organization’s leaders, Micheal Lawrence, BBBSKC; and Kliff Kuehl, KCPT/The Bridge; she gets to make a high level impact […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 50th Annual Gala

October 7th is the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 50th Annual Gala, “The Diamond Ball,” at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will kick off the Kansas City Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee season. Melanie and Michael Fenske are serving as the chairmen. The Ballet Guild is a group of […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Create the Night…

Create the Night…Through the Eyes of Picasso will take place on October 14th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, entertainment and an opportunity to see an internationally-renowned exhibit at this black-tie gala. Christy and Bill Gautreaux are the honorary chairmen, and Lauren Atterbury and Kay Newell will serve as […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – John DeWitt

Rose Brooks Center’s annual Field Day event would not be the same without Coach John DeWitt, Belvidere Elementary School. John donates his time, equipment and energy to transform the grounds into a maze of relays, parachutes, balloon tosses, sack races, and more. Thanks to John’s kindness and generosity, the nearly 50 children living Rose Brooks […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen is a member of the Centurions, class of 2018. She is a steering committee member and serves on the May Trip Task Force. A native of Our Town, Lydia is the ArtsKC Fund Manager at ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council. She enjoys learning about new volunteer opportunities in the arts, education and healthcare […]

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KidsTLC – Pour for More

April 28th is the date for Pour for More, a signature cocktail event benefiting KidsTLC. Kerri Frazier and Julie Houts are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will explore the Museum’s galleries, enjoy delicious food and drink from Cafe Sebastienne, bid on unique, custom bar carts, and dance to live music from D.J. Mike Scott. Kerri […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Father Justin Mathews

Father Justin Mathews is a Centurion, class of 2018. He serves on the steering committee and is a member of the Law and Order Task Force. Father Justin is the priest at St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Christian Church and the executive director at Reconciliation Services. Father Justin is a passionate community builder, committed to […]

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2017 Class of Rising Stars – Dolly Wood

Dolly Wood is an occupational therapist at The University of Kansas Hospital and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. Said Rachel Sexton, VPR Creative Group: “I met Dolly when I was a first-year active member of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, and she was my committee chairman, leading us […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Georgiane Hayhow

Georgiane Hayhow is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. She serves on the recruiting committee and the Wild Card Task Force. Georgiane has her own real estate team, The Hayhow Group with Better Homes and Gardens. She serves on the board of Mercy Ambassadors at Children’s Mercy and on the Towers After Hours committee […]

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Catholic Charities of NE KS – Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

May 15th is the date for the 36th Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Players will enjoy lunch, a round of golf, a wine cruise, a dinner reception, and an awards ceremony at Lake Quivira Country Club. (Front row) Betty and Ben Zarda (back row) […]

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Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo

Trish and John Dorsey are serving as the chairmen of the Kansas City Zoo’s 28th annual Jazzoo. The June 2nd event will feature delicious bites from more than 80 local restaurants, fabulous entertainment on four stages and cocktails from 10 full and specialty bars. Trish and John Dorsey, chairmen Additional photos featured in the March […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – David Ball

David Ball, Ball’s Food Stores; has continued the philanthropic legacy started by his parents through his leadership and support of KVC Health Systems. David currently serves as KVC’s executive board co-chairman and provides guidance, campaign leadership, personal gift giving, and support of KVC. Through the Ball’s Charity Golf Classic, David has made substantial contributions to […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Keri Maginn

Keri Maginn is the director of business operations at DRAW Architecture + Urban Design. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. Keri is a member of the social committee and serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force. She enjoys making meals for families at Ronald McDonald House and serving lunch at the […]

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The Independent’s 2017 Class of Rising Stars

Dolly Wood, occupational therapist, The University of Kansas Hospital Dolly serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, and is a past board member for Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. She is on the advisory board for the Occupational Therapy Assistant […]

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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers

Cindy Pratt-Stokes is serving as the chairman of the Hats Off to Mothers luncheon on May 9th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The event will recognize mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement and service to our community. Proceeds support Open Options which provides support for people with intellectual […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Tiffany Bruce

Tiffany Bruce is a member of Centurions, class of 2018, and serves on the recruiting committee. She is the development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, and has been with the agency for nine years. Tiffany has been a Big Sister to her Little Sister, M´racle, for the last four years. […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Jeremy Schafer

Jeremy Schafer’s commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City is unmatched. He has raised funds for the organization, recruited his network to become Bigs, involved his company, Allstate Protective Solutions, and helped lead the agency to its most successful year to date. Jeremy and Christine Schafer Additional photos featured in the February […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Sunita Lavin

Sunita Lavin is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and is a project manager at Garmin. She recently received the Society of Women Engineer’s Distinguished New Engineer Award, and she is a community advocate for STEM for women and girls. Sunita received a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at the University of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Connor Francis

Connor Francis is a Producer for Thomas McGee. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and serves on the Life Science Task Force. Connor volunteers as a Young Life mentor for high school boys in Blue Valley and Olathe schools and as a program director for Champions Special Ministries. He also serves on […]

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