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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – White Coat Gala

Stories of hope and healing will abound at the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s White Coat Gala, to be held on March 25th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Zulema and Terry Bassham and Dr. Kara Settles and Dr. Jeff Joyce are the co-chairmen of the second annual event. Lara Moritz will serve as the […]

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Catholic Charities of NE KS – Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The festive event will be held in its new location at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pat Wilkerson, Rich Teahan and Don Foley are the honorary presidents, and Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Susan Walker

Susan Walker has a very humble and happy approach to community service. Susan and her team of volunteers have been essential to the growth of Community LINC’s Rent Party event. She has also been instrumental in coordinating organization leadership and facilitating discussions surrounding the Karen and Hank Herrmann Humanitarian Award.  (Seated) Kristin Walker and Nicole […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Catholic Charities

Nearly 1,200 people volunteer at Catholic Charities each month. These dedicated volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including picking up food from area grocery stores and delivering it to one of nine pantries, coordinating parish food drives, working in the TurnStyles thrift store, helping with English language classes, serving on the event planning committees, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Derrick Dydell

Derrick Dydell started volunteering for The Whole Person in September of 2014 and has held many roles since. He is the go-to guy for anything that needs to be done, including moving furniture at events, advocating with consumers in Jefferson City, assisting with voter registration activities, and much more. Cecilia Singletary and Derrick Dydell enjoyed […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – Academy 150 Gala

November 19th is the date for St. Teresa’s Academy’s Academy 150 Gala, which will celebrate 150 years of educating young women in Kansas City. Katie and Ryan Duffy and Denise and Dave Schloegel are serving as co-chairmen of the celebration to be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. (Front row) Nan […]

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High Aspirations – Mentors Challenge

November 16th is the date for High Aspirations’ sixth annual Mentors Challenge at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Henry W. Bloch will receive the inaugural Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award. Bob Rogers passed away last March, and the award was established to honor his tireless commitment to High Aspirations. High Aspirations […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has a wonderful group of volunteers who make a huge impact on the organization. Members of the Train Committee plan and design new additions to the garden, maintain the current layouts, train new operations volunteers, and run the trains for visitors of all ages. Bill Hart, Bob Pryzby, […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – Snow Ball

The Overland Park Convention Center is the new setting for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on January 21st. Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the event that features a cocktail reception, a formal dinner and dancing into the night. Catholic Charities of […]

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2016 Class of Rising Stars – Wayne Larson

Wayne Larson is the national marketing manager at EFL Associates, a CBIZ Company. He loves connecting with people, which eventually led him to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC). Its mission is to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families by providing a “home away from home” while their […]

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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

Holiday Mart, which will be held from October 20th through the 23rd at Bartle Hall, will benefit one of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s initiatives, HealthyLivingKC. This signature program is aimed at connecting Our Town’s residents living in the urban core with health resources that may be unavailable to them. More than 500 […]

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The American Royal – Chairman’s Classic

The American Royal’s Chairman’s Classic, a new event for the 2016 American Royal season, is set for November 12th at Hale Arena. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with exhibitors, learn first-hand what it takes to take home a ribbon and watch the final night of the UPHA National Championship Horse Show. Angie Stanland, […]

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

Michelle and Ryan Brown are serving as the chairmen of the 10th annual Stand Up for Synergy on November 5th at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Comedian Paul Reiser, star of Steven Soderbergh’s new Amazon series, Red Oak, is the featured performer. Proceeds support Synergy Services’ vision of a world without family violence, abuse […]

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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s 29th annual Holiday Mart will take place at Bartle Hall from October 20th through the 23rd. Laurel Marselle and Felicia Wirfel are serving as retail co-chairmen. Laurel Marselle and Felicia Wirfel, retail co-chairmen Also featured in the September 3, 2016 issue   Photo Credit: Andrea Nigh Photography  

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Notre Dame de Sion School

Julie Walker-Browne and Pete Browne are proud supporters of Notre Dame de Sion School. The couple’s children, Maureen, Joe and Jack are students at the school. Julie and Pete have focused their time and financial resources for education, the arts and social service organizations for those in need. Julie serves as vice president of the […]

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BOTAR 2016 President – Missy Love

Missy Love is serving as The Belles of the American Royal 2016 president. Since she was a BOTAR, class of 1984, she has worked tirelessly for the organization. “I served as corresponding secretary in 1991, vice president of public relations in 1994 and vice president of the BOTAR Ball in 2009,” said Missy. She also […]

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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

Megan Allen and Casey Brownsberger are serving as the co-chairmen of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart from October 20th through the 23rd at Bartle Hall. The 29th annual shopping event will feature more than 200 specialty retailers. Committee Members: Felicia Wirfel, Carrie-Lynn Rodenberg, Caitlin Fore, Laurel Marselle, Casey Hale, Casey Brownsberger, […]

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Crittenton Children’s Center – Toast for the Children

Mariel Hemingway, actress, author and passionate advocate for mental health, is the special guest speaker for Crittenton Children’s Center’s Toast for the Children on October 20th at Union Station Kansas City. Also featured in the August 20, 2016 issue Photo Credit: Saint Luke’s Foundation  

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Chiefs Ambassadors

The Chiefs Ambassadors are a group of former Kansas City Chiefs players from throughout the club’s history. The only group of its kind in the NFL, members support Camp Quality of Greater Kansas City, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, KidsTLC, The Love Fund, First Downs for Down Syndrome, Ronald McDonald House Charities […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Danielle LeRoy

Danielle LeRoy is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017, and serves on the curriculum committee and the June Task Force. She graduated from The University of Kansas and works for Centric Projects. Danielle and her husband, Dan, have two sons, Dexter and Drake.  

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2016 Class of Rising Star – Beth Haden

Beth Haden is a senior associate at Bryan Cave, practicing law in the areas of financial services and bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights. In addition, she is on the Recruiting and Summer Associate Committees, is vice chairman of the Women’s Forum and participates in the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. Said Michael […]

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