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2022 Class Of Rising Stars – Mark Nuss

Mark Nuss is a humble leader with a heart for service. One of Mark’s most memorable service activities was when he joined his fellow Centurions and collected 3,990 boxes of cereal and proceeded to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Cereal Boxes Toppled in a Domino Fashion.” The project, which benefited Harvesters, mirrored Mark’s […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kemper Gala 2022: PRISMATIC

Kemper Gala 2022: PRISMATIC will be held on October 8th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Liz and Greg Maday and Lindsey Patterson Smith and Matt Smith are serving as the honorary co-chairs, and Elizabeth Bennett and Paul Gutiérrez are the co-chairs. The festivities will include delicious cuisine and entertainment, as well as dancing. […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! Betsy O’Brien

Betsy O’Brien joined Lead to Read KC as a reading mentor because she believes, “Time is the biggest gift we can give to a child. By helping students develop early reading skills and gain confidence, we help open doors for their future.” Betsy makes an immeasurable impact with students by taking the time to read […]

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2022 Class Of Rising Stars – Gene Willis

Gene Willis believes in the power of community. He was raised in a neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas, that fostered his belief in the importance of supporting others, even when resources may have been scarce. Whether volunteering at church, serving as helpers in the food pantry, or assisting with rides to extracurriculars, his family instilled […]

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KC Shepherd’s Center – 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 Over 70 Awards Celebration

On September 17th, The Midland Theatre will be the site for KC Shepherd’s Center’s 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 Over 70 Awards Celebration. Edith and Benny Lee and Kathy Cox and Gary Cortes are serving as the honorary co-chairmen. Carmen Zuniga and Tanner Wycoff are the event co-chairmen. The evening’s agenda includes a pre-event […]

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Opes Charitable Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Green Tie Gala

David Frantze will be honored at the fourth annual Green Tie Gala, where guests will enjoy a surf and turf dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by Lonnie McFadden and the band Twice on Sunday. The event will raise funds for the Opes Charitable Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Featured in the […]

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The Whole Person – Night of Independence Awards Gala: The Super Ball

September 16th is the date for The Whole Person’s Night of Independence Awards Gala – The Super Ball. The event will be held at The North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. Jessica Barranco and Sherry Duncan are the co-chairmen. Abby Eden will serve as the emcee. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, […]

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2022 Class Of Rising Stars – Missy Andeel

When Missy Andeel offers to volunteer her services for an organization, she extends not only her time but also her passion for supporting others. Missy is a talented leader whose sought-after skills have been instrumental in the on-going success of several organizations. She has long volunteered her time at three organizations whose missions she works […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! Donna Jacobson

Donna Jacobson has devoted the last 13 years to volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. With her background in social work, she gravitated towards helping the families of sick children navigate the difficult world they were entering. Donna has been a housewarmer volunteer, a house dog walker, a special events volunteer, and, […]

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