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2022 Class of Rising Stars – Keith Stanfield

Keith Stanfield is a multi-faceted leader with a passion for engaging with his community and providing opportunities for others to experience the power of music. This talented, accomplished, and classically trained violinist is the artistic executive director of the Opus 76 Quartet, concertmaster of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and the Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra, and […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2022 Honorary Chairman

Mary Jane Young Barnes (Mrs. Bryant Page Barnes) is serving as the honorary chairman of the 2022 Jewel Ball. She was the chairman of the 1995 Jewel Ball, following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law Margaret Ott Barnes (Mrs. Frederic Page Barnes), who headed the event in 1958.  Originally from Illinois, Mary Jane attended Northwestern […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! Steve Denny

Steve Denny is a wonderful volunteer for Jackson County CASA. He visits the children and is a great resource for many older youth. Steve also helps with and attends the events for CASA volunteers. Elizabeth Lee, Jackson County CASA; said, “Steve is always willing to teach, mentor, and give lessons to older youth on changing […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Rachel Rindner

Rachel Rindner started volunteering at a young age. She was only eight years old when she served as a peer model at Camp Determination, an overnight camp for youths with autism. Kelly Lee, who directed the camp, was impressed by Rachel’s “sweet nature, sensitivity, and kindness.” When Kelly founded Camp Encourage, Rachel was eager to […]

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Johnson County Library Foundation – 2022 Library Lets Loose

September 17th is the date for Johnson County Library Foundation’s 2022 Library Lets Loose event, which will be held at the newly-renovated Central Resource Library. Senia and Will Shields will serve as the honorary hosts. Partygoers will enjoy drinks, delicious fare, and music. Proceeds will support resources for lifelong learning programs at Johnson County Libraries.  […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! Debbie Brock

Debbie Brock has been a wonderful volunteer with Wayside Waifs for 10 years. She is a dog socializer, works the reception desk, and helps at the front desk in Adoptions. Debbie also trains new volunteers, helps with shy and fearful dogs, and is a foster parent to cats and dogs. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Deanne Porter and Patrick Ottensmeyer are the honorary chairmen for Wild About Harry, the 23rd annual event benefiting Harry S. Truman’s legacy and presidential library. Tamara and David Campbell are serving as the chairmen, and the gathering will be held on April 28th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The festivities […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson spearheaded the organization of the third annual Green Tie Gala, which benefited the Opes Charitable Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her tireless efforts included interacting with sponsors and securing live and silent auction packages – and that was in addition to creating all visual aspects of the event. Thank you, Andrea, […]

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MOCSA – 28th Annual Community Luncheon

Ann Abercrombie and Kristin Tyson are serving as the honorary co-chairmen of the 28th Annual Community Luncheon, a benefit for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). The event will be held on April 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The community support committee co-chairmen are Janea and JP Roberts […]

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