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The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Yvette and Doug Kinney are serving as chairmen of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soirée on June 25th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  This annual summer celebration will feature fine wines, great fare, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show. Chairmen Yvette and Doug Kinney Also […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford and his brother, Julian Bickford, founded BicMedia, a video, animation and music production company, located in the Crossroads Arts District. Austin is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Wild Card Task Force and the social committee. Austin volunteers at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Great Plains SPCA and Phoenix […]

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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon, a benefit for Open Options, will be held on May 6th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This year’s honorees are Dr. Jeanne Drisko, Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, Jennifer Ingraham, Wendy Melland, Connie Mendolia, Patty Nigro, Jeanette Prenger, and Annette Sherrow. Laurie Ingram and Carmen Sabates are serving as co-chairmen, and Elizabeth […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Lena Price and Tom Cohen

First Call has found a wonderful friend in Lena Price. She and her husband, Tom Cohen, were chairmen of the Celebration Evening in 2013 and 2014. Lena also joined the First Call Speakers Bureau and became an active board member. In addition, she has worked tirelessly to plan the Community Gratitude Luncheon, never shying away […]

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Saint Luke’s North Hospital – Imagine

Exciting plans are being made for Saint Luke’s North Hospital’s Imagine…A Night of Jesters and Jazz at the Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff. Lisa and Dr. Donald Cole, Dr. Shelby and Dustin Durand, Michelle and Brian Smith, and Twyla and John Wilson are co-chairmen of the April 1st event. Guests will enjoy delectable fare, a […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Black Tie Ball

April 23rd is the date for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 28th annual Black Tie Ball, “An Evening of Elegance.” Suzanne and Brad Smith are the chairmen. Guests will enjoy a signature cocktail, silent and live auctions, a five-course dinner, and entertainment. Chairmen Suzanne and Brad Smith   Also featured in the February 6, 2016 […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Rosemary Flanigan

Rosemary Flanigan joined the Center for Practical Bioethics’ board of directors in 1986 and served as chairman in 1991. She served on the Center’s staff for 17 years, following her retirement from Rockhurst University. Thank you, Rosemary, for all you do for the Center for Practical Bioethics. Additional photos featured in the February 6, 2016 […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Will Pryor

Will Pryor is an audit senior manager at Grant Thornton. He is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Arts and Culture Task Force and the communications committee. Will enjoys running marathons, traveling, photography, and the Kansas City Royals. He and his wife, Lindsey, have a daughter, Lincoln. Caption goes […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Wild About Harry will be held on April 7th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The theme, “Truman’s Whistle Stop Campaign,” will transport guests back to 1948 and Harry Truman’s historic race for the White House. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics; will be the special guest […]

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