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WIN for KC – Camp WIN

Camp WIN, hosted by WIN for KC, will be held from June 9th to the 12th, for nine to 12 year old girls at St. Teresa’s Academy and at Rockhurst University from June 16th through the 19th, for six to eight year old girls. Team Captain applications are still being accepted and can be found […]

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The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative – Saving Kansas City’s Sixth Child

Celebrating 20 years in Kansas City, The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative’s annual luncheon, Saving Kansas City’s Sixth Child, will be held on May 14th. Jonah Edelman, Stand for Children; is the featured speaker of the event to be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Debby and Gary Ballard are the chairmen, […]

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Phoenix Family – Back to the Future

Phoenix Family’s 11th Annual Event, Back to the Future, is set for May 1st in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Trent and Julie Green are serving as honorary chairmen. Jeanette Prenger will receive the 2014 Clifton R. Cohn Distinguished Community Leader Award for her exemplary record of accomplishments and for bettering […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Brian Hayhow

Brian Hayhow can always be counted on to lend a helping hand at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics. Brian volunteers with patients on a weekly basis and is a former Volunteer of the Month award recipient. He is a founding member and chairman of the new Mercy Ambassadors Auxiliary.  Also featured in the April 5th […]

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KidsTLC – Pour for More

May 9th is the date for the second annual Pour for More cocktail fundraiser, a benefit for KidsTLC. Kristin and Matt Holton are the chairmen of the event to be held on May 9th at The Guild. Guests will enjoy delectable fare, a silent auction and entertainment by The Dueling Piano Guys.  Also featured in […]

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Women’s Foundation – A Celebration of Women

A Celebration of Women, The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s commemorative journal, will be unveiled on May 12th at a Publication Reception. The event will be hosted by Cathy Dean at Polsinelli. The annual publication recognizes and celebrates Our Town’s women and girls. Michelle Suter and Peggy Donica are the co-chairmen. Also featured in […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Aaron Link

A native of Our Town, Aaron Link is a graduate of Rockhurst High School. He is a project manager for Perceptive Software’s public sector clients. Aaron serves on the Centurion Task Force where he has worked with KinderKC and Operation Breakthrough. The Centurions program has taught Aaron about the many facets of Our Town and […]

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ArtBra KC

May 2nd is the date for ArtBra KC, a fabulous auction event featuring more than 70 works-of-art bras. Breast cancer survivors and patients will model the unique bras. Adrienne Helvey and Sharon Snowden-Hake are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the April 5th issue of The Independent  Adrienne Helvey and Sharon Snowden-Hake, co-chairmen  

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St. Teresa’s Academy – Golf Classic 

Laureen and Bob Caffarelli and Kelly and Willie Lanier are serving as the co-chairmen of the 15th annual St. Teresa’s Academy Golf Classic. The event will be held on May 5th at The Country Club of Leawood. Golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast, beverages, lunch, special event and team prizes, and an individual player gift.  Also featured […]

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The Coterie Theatre – Boots & Bow Ties

June 28th is the date for Boots & Bow Ties, a benefit celebrating 35 years of The Coterie Theatre. Guests will boot scoot onto the Crown Center Square and enjoy cocktails, dinner and a country cabaret. Johyne Hamra is serving as the chairman, and Beth Ingram, Laurie and Chip Ingram and Jill Ingram Reynolds are […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

The 11th annual Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction will be held on June 8th at Powell Gardens. Norma Sutherland will serve as the honorary chairman, and Mary Ann Powell and Arlyn Silvey are the co-chairmen. Proceeds benefit children’s educational programs at the Gardens. Also featured in the April 5th issue […]

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In the Spotlight

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that former First Lady Mrs. George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at its 2014 Civic Luncheon. A member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, Mrs. Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care and human rights. The Salvation Army will present […]

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The Roasterie – Passover Blend

The Roasterie and Jewish Family Services have teamed up to create a special Passover blend of coffee. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the community food pantry that JFS operates. The new blend, which has been certified kosher for Passover, is a combination of beans from Brazil, Columbia and Costa Rica and […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Shelly Koehler

Since graduating from Kansas State University in 1996, Shelly Koehler has spent the majority of her career in healthcare construction and is currently a senior project manager at J.E. Dunn Construction. Shelly is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014 is and co-chairman of the Projects Committee, where she coordinates volunteers with roughly 100 […]

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In the Spotlight – 33rd Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Golf Classic

May 12th is the date for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ 33rd Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Golf Classic to be held at Lake Quivira Country Club. Golfers will enjoy lunch, dinner and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will support the growing demands of the seven food pantries and the new food distribution warehouse dedicated […]

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The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation – Sports Awards Banquet

April 11th is the date for The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation’s 41st Annual Sports Awards Banquet, to be held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests will enjoy dinner and an awards ceremony which will recognize five individuals for their commitment and achievement in Kansas City sports. Denny Scott […]

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The Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

The Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry will be held on April 10th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Cathy Schultz and Cathy Hedlund served as co-chairmen for the invitation addressing party that was held on February 25th at the beautiful home of Cathy Schultz.  Also featured in the March 22nd […]

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Vignoble Food & Wine Fest

April 12th is the date for the Vignoble Food & Wine Fest at The National Golf Club. Dr. Carrie and Mischa Bastin, and Inge and George Richter are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner with wine parings, prepared by Top Chefs and brothers Michael Voltaggio and Bryan Voltaggio and Chef Michael […]

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Scott Pioli Family Scholarship

Grace Li-Haug and Molly Kruse are this year’s recipients of the Scott Pioli Family Scholarship through WIN for KC. This annual scholarship is given to a high school senior girl who has been involved with WIN for KC through Camp WIN or the Youth Advisory Board. Congratulations, Grace and Molly! Also featured in the March […]

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Chiefs Fantasy Camp

Trent Green and David Gentile are the co-chairmen of the inaugural Chiefs Fantasy Camp, presented by The University of Kansas Hospital and the Hunt Family Foundation. The event will benefit The Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Hospital. Limited to the first 100 participants, the Camp will feature several Chiefs greats serving […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Betty Boyd

Powell Gardens is grateful to have Betty Boyd as such a dedicated and caring volunteer. Within the last year, she has contributed almost 500 hours of service at fundraisers, special events, selling memberships, and working in the Gardens a few days each week. Betty loves the caring dedication of the staff and volunteers. She appreciates […]

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