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Spotlight on Centurions – Lindsey Rood-Clifford

Lindsey Rood-Clifford works for EPIC Innovative Events as a senior event producer. She is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Trip Task Force and the curriculum committee. She and her husband, Chris, have three children, Megan, Shea and Peyton, and two Boston Terrier-Beagle mixes, Annie and Oliver. Also featured […]

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National Kidney Foundation – Magic of Giving Gala

Dr. Bradley Warady is the honorary chairman, and Crista Collins is serving as the chairman of the National Kidney Foundation’s Magic of Giving Gala. The June 9th event will be held at The Gallery Event Space. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails, a balloon pop, a live auction, and entertainment by Charlotte Fletcher & Soigne. Honorary […]

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2016 Class of Rising Stars – Jennifer Matney

According to Kristi Hutchison, chief marketing officer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City; Rising Star Jennifer Matney “has a brain for business and a heart for charity. Her involvement in the non-profit world is impressive and her passion for everything that she does is contagious.” For 14 years, Jennifer has been deeply […]

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The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kemper Gala

October 8th is the date for The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Kemper Gala 2016. Partygoers will savor delicious cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney, Café Sebastienne; and enjoy great music and entertainment. Lindsay and Lee Major are the honorary chairmen, Jan Kyle and Kim Weinberger are the co-chairmen and Karen and Jack Holland […]

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Ozanam – Golf Classic

Ozanam’s Golf Classic, “Putting Kids on the Right Course” will be held on May 13th at St. Andrew’s Golf Club. The four-person scramble tournament will feature a putting contest, silent auction, lunch, and an awards ceremony. Brian Paulsen is serving as the chairman. Chairman Brian Paulsen and Rob Whitten, Ozanam Also featured in the April […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Laura Crowe

In 2000, Laura Crowe was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Since the day she was diagnosed, Laura has made it her personal mission to beat blood cancers. She works tirelessly to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts year round and has assembled a group of volunteers to help named “Team Crowe.” Laura volunteers twice […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Ashley McDonald

Ashley McDonald is a graduate of The University of Kansas. She is the manager of marketing and community engagement at Shawnee Mission Health. Ashley is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. She serves on the Sports and Entertainment Task Force and the recruiting committee. Ashley enjoys being active and spending time outdoors. Jeremy and […]

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Heart to Heart International – Compassion Gala

Heart to Heart International’s Compassion Gala will be held on May 7th at the Overland Park Sheraton. Shirley and Glen Posladek are serving as honorary chairmen. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with balloon pop (grab bag) opportunity, dinner, live auction, entertainment, and more.  Glen and Shirley Posladek, honorary chairmen Also featured in the April […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Melynn Sight

Melynn Sight has known Barnett Helzberg, founder of University Academy, all of her life. She was a Helzberg Leadership Fellow, and Barnett was her mother’s elementary school sweetheart. Melynn is now volunteering at University Academy in a unique anti-bullying curriculum, Step Up Sisterhood, which was developed by Synergy Services’ STOP Violence program. Melynn meets with […]

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