×
Subscribe

Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

I ON PHILANTHROPY

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas – Snow Ball

The 41st Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 24th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a formal dinner and dancing into the night. Members of the Jean and Bill Dunn family are the honorary presidents, and Mary and Paul Thompson are serving as the […]

Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Tom Dowling

Tom Dowling is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015. He was the chairman of the October Task Force on transportation, infrastructure and planning. Tom is a partner with Stinson Leonard Street and practices employee benefits law. He serves on the board of trustees at The Kansas City Art Institute and is on the […]

Read More
The Angels of the Children’s Place Gala

The Angels of the Children’s Place Gala will be held on April 10th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Diane and Bill Clarkson are the honorary chairmen. Proceeds will benefit the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma that are served by The Children’s Place.  Also featured in the December 13th […]

Read More
Children’s Mercy Hospital – Red Hot Night

The 11th annual Red Hot Night will be held on Valentine’s Day in the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center. Colleen Dougherty Euteneuer and Joe Euteneuer are the honorary chairmen, and Kurt Manske and Braden Perry are serving as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support Children’s Mercy Hospital. Also featured in the December 13th issue […]

Read More
Turner House Children’s Clinics – Kicks 4 Kids KC

October 8th was the date for Turner House Children’s Clinics’s third annual Kicks 4 Kids KC. Robert Ramm was the honorary chairman, and Stacey Homuth served as the chairman. Dr. Raymond L. Daniels was presented with the Dr. Frank Vaughters Service Award for his commitment to improving the lives of children through his work. Guests […]

Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Richard Hu

Richard Hu is president and managing partner of HJM Architects, which his father founded more than 30 years ago. They keep the practice diverse with work in healthcare, education, commercial, industrial/warehouse, and non-profit organizations. Richard is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and is currently a member of the Southtown Council and a […]

Read More
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

Bernadette and Dr. Scott Ashcraft are serving as the chairmen of Romantic Revels, a benefit for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. The February 14th event will be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Partygoers will enjoy signature martinis, premium auction items, a dinner, and dancing until midnight.   Also featured in […]

Read More
In The Spotlight – Magic Ball “Do You Believe in Magic”

January 17th is the date for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball. “Do You Believe in Magic” is the theme of the event to be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is the honorary chairman, and Janet Bjerke and Mary Beth Hershey are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will […]

Read More
Liberty Fruit Company – Golf Tournament

Allen Cavier and Rob Riggle recently presented a check to Jewish Family Services as a result of Liberty Fruit Company’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament. Also featured in the November 15th issue of The Independent  Allen Caviar, Liberty Fruit Company; Don Goldman, Jewish Family Services; Rachel Krantz, Jewish Family Services; and Rob Riggle  

Read More
Cheers to Volunteers! – Stephanie Sheldon

Stephanie Sheldon’s placement on the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Habitat for Humanity Truman Heritage Committee inspired her to pursue hands-on voluntarism in a new way. She recently traveled to Ghana where she spent three weeks mixing cement, painting, and playing with children for One Wish Africa, a soon-to-be women’s empowerment center. Also featured […]

Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves as a co-chairman of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force. Jeff lives in Brookside with his wife, Amy, and their […]

Read More
Kansas City Young Matrons – Civics Honoring Day

On October 8th, The Kansas City Young Matrons celebrated Civics Honoring Day at their historic clubhouse. Past presidents and silver, life and honorary members were honored.  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Kansas City Executive Director Guyla Stidman educated members about the services the organization provides to those who suffer from mental illness. KCYM will […]

Read More
In The Spotlight – Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala began 31 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 4th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Tom Bloch are the honorary chairmen, and Carole and Bill Cobb will […]

Read More
The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties is honored to present 82 high school seniors and four high school juniors at the 64th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion on December 6th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Participants were chosen based on leadership, character and service. Also featured in the November 1st issue of […]

Read More
The Salvation Army – Christmas Campaign

Margi and Keith Pence are the chairmen for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign. Margi and Keith will oversee a goal of $11 million. The funds raised during the Campaign will support the programs of The Salvation Army, including food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, substance abuse programs, and more. Also featured in the November […]

Read More
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Healthy U

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Healthy U program focuses on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget, and fitness. In partnership with Harvesters, the League has adopted University Academy, providing classes and family dinners to participants at the school.  Also featured in the November 1st issue of The Independent  Akiel Johnson, […]

Read More
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph – Celebration of Hope Gala

Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein are the chairmen of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Celebration of Hope Gala. The special 135th anniversary celebration will be held on November 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.  Also featured in the October 18th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Emily + Pete: Wedding Photographers Chairmen […]

Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Angela Harse

After spending more than 10 years as an attorney in private practice, Angela Harse joined Children’s Mercy Hospital as Staff Counsel and Assistant Risk Manager. Angela is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015. She serves as the communication chairman and is helping to plan the December Task Force and the Women’s Forum next […]

Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Greg Mosher

Greg Mosher is a senior vice president at Lockton Companies. He and his wife, Holly, have three children, Mia, Hudson and Graham. Greg has been a member of the March of Dimes board of directors and the Signature Chefs Auction committee for two years. This year, Holly and Greg were the chairmen of the Signature […]

Read More
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo will be held on November 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa Schellhorn recently hosted an Invitation Stuffing Party at her lovely home. Deanna and Greg Graves are the honorary chairmen, and Katherine and Jim Schorgl are serving as the chairmen. Also featured in the […]

Read More
Kansas City Art Institute – Patron Preview

Donna and Ward Katz and Irene and Saul Ellis are serving as the co-chairmen of the Kansas City Art Institute’s second annual Patron Preview on December 4th at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI. Guests will be able to tour studio departments and purchase artwork by students prior to the public opening of the end-of-semester […]

Read More