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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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