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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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