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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Judy and Jim Heeter are the honorary chairmen of the Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The October 3rd event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenowith, who will perform with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall. […]

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Symphony Ball – Chaeyoung Park

Eighteen-year-old Chaeyoung Park will be the guest artist with the Kansas City Symphony at the Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Rhapsody in Blue,” to be held on September 12th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joan Horan is the honorary chairman, and Elaine Mann and Annette Sherrow are serving as the co-chairmen. Chaeyoung […]

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The Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude 2015

The Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future will be held at the 1900 Building. Members of the Karbank family are the honorary chairmen, and Prudence and Robert True are serving as chairmen of the September 21st event that will celebrate the start of the Series’ 51st season. Guests will enjoy […]

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Kansas City Rose Society – Wine & Roses

September 24th is the date for the Kansas City Rose Society’s Wine & Roses, a benefit for the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden. Anita and Gerald Gorman are the honorary chairmen, and Cindy Lang is serving as the chairman of this year’s elegant garden party, to be held in the Rose Garden in Loose […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Suzanne Prendergast

Suzanne Prendergast was born in Chicago but considers Kansas City her home. Suzanne works in large group marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. Suzanne is co-chairman of the social committee and serves on the Wild Card Task Force. She and her husband, Rich, […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Cathy Fligg Frame

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Cathy Fligg Frame as their 2015 president. The 66th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 24th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Cathy is a BOTAR, class of 1983. She served as a page in 1968. Cathy […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Caroline VanDeusen

Caroline VanDeusen is from Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016 and serves on the Wild Card Task Force and the communications committee. Caroline works in business development for NIC Services. She and her husband, Geoff, have three children, Geoffrey, Anna and Adeline. Also featured in the July 11, 2015 issue […]

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The Family Conservancy – Blue Carpet Event

The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event will be held on September 18th at Pennway Place. The Family Conservancy will present an individual or organization committed to bettering the lives of children and families in Kansas City with the Betsy Vander Velde Award. The award was established to honor The Family Conservancy’s President and CEO Emeritus, […]

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KidsTLC – United For Kids Gala

The 19th annual KidsTLC’s United For Kids Gala, “See a New Dimension of Hope,” will be held on November 6th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests will enjoy an exclusive Patrons’ Party, a gourmet dinner, photo booth, dancing, a mystery bottle pull, and a reverse happy hour. The Woodworth Family members are the honorary […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Kimberly Wilkerson

Kimberly Wilkerson’s first career was in education, where she taught and held an administrative position. When her father died in 2004, she and her brother, Ryan, became third generation business owners of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. She serves as the agency principal and vice president.  Early in their lives, Kimberly and Ryan learned the importance […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Sophie Tulp

Sophie Tulp has been a dedicated volunteer committed to working for change for women of all ages over the last two years. She has donated her time weekly in addition to recently graduating from the Women’s Foundation’s Girls Leadership Program. Sophie attributes her acceptance into Ithaca College to her experiences and the support she received […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Annual Gala

October 24th is the date for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Annual Gala, “Bright Nights.” Megan and Mariner Kemper are the honorary chairmen. Christy and Bill Gautreaux will host a Patrons’ Party on October 8th at their spectacular new home, The Artery Residence.  Mariner and Megan Kemper, honorary chairmen   Also featured in the […]

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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball

The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Rhapsody In Blue,” will be held on September 12th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joan Horan is the honorary chairman, and Elaine Mann and Annette Sherrow are serving as co-chairmen. Sandy Jackson is the Symphony League president. Sandy Jackson, Symphony League president; Elaine Mann, Ball […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Angela M. Tsevis

Angela M. Tsevis is a lawyer with Lathrop & Gage and focuses her practice in the labor and employment practice area. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. Angela is chairman of the Global KC and Immigration Task Force and a member of the recruiting committee. Also featured in the June 27, 2015 […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Matt Benge

When Matt Benge is not working hard as a producer at Schifman Remley & Associates, he enjoys helping others, specifically children who have survived severe trauma and  neglect. That is what drew him to The Children’s Place, and he has been on the Young Advisory board since 2012 and served as its president in 2014. […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon

Powell Gardens is the beautiful setting for Under a Harvest Moon – Farm to Table Dinner on September 20th. Annette and Dennis Young are the honorary chairmen, and Hillary McCoy and Anne Riker Powell are serving as co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception in the Heartland Harvest Garden, followed by an elegant dinner with […]

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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing – Hot Summer Nights

Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are serving as co-chairmen of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing’s Hot Summer Nights. The June 27th event will be held on the 12th Street Bridge. Guests will stroll through Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Kate McKinney

Kate McKinney is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and the Vanderbilt University Law School. She is an attorney with Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace, & Bauer. Kate is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. She serves on the legacy project committee, benefiting Amethyst Place. Kate serves on the board of […]

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MOCSA – Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA’s) 11th annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction will be held on August 22nd at the Uptown Theater. Kim Harp and Ingrid VanBiber are serving as co-chairmen of the event that will feature cocktails, fabulous fare, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by Private Stock. […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jim Humphrey

Jim Humphrey is a partner at Polsinelli. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and class actions. Jim is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. He is chairman of the January Task Force on The Greater KC; Beyond Downtown and serves on the social committee. Jim and his wife, Heather, have two children, […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Melanie Fenske

Melanie Fenske was completely surprised when she was nominated to be a Rising Star of Philanthropy by Amanda Crain and June Anne Chalfant through her work for MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). “There are so many people who do amazing things, and it’s such an honor. MOCSA helps our community be a better […]

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