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Spotlight on Centurions – Rachel Merlo

Rachel Merlo is a member of the Centurions, class of 2016 and is co-chairman of the Entrepreneurship Task Force and serves on the community leadership committee. She especially enjoys volunteering at the Downtown Outreach kitchen. Rachel will be the co-chairman of the ArtsKC Annual Awards Luncheon. She is the community impact manager for Google Kansas […]

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Saint Luke’s South Hospital – Books & Boutiques

April 29th is the date for the ninth annual Books & Boutiques at the Overland Park Convention Center. Toni and Dr. Tony Zink and Kathy Richman-Wallace and Travis Wallace are the co-chairmen, and Lesley Stahl, CBS News’ 60 Minutes; is the keynote speaker. Proceeds support the care and comfort for patients and families at Saint […]

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2016 Jewel Ball – Page Branton Reed

Page Branton Reed (Mrs. Bruce Alan Reed) will serve as the chairman of the 2016 Jewel Ball, to be held on June 18th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Page is the daughter of Mrs. William Coleman Branton and the late Mr. Branton. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Leon […]

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night

  February 20th is the date for Children’s Mercy’s 12th annual Red Hot Night at the Kansas City Convention Center. Christy and Bill Gautreaux and Gisele and Brad Sprong are serving as the honorary co-chairmen, and Bryan Andres and Steve Peppes are serving as co-chairmen. Honorary Co-chairmen Brad and Gisele Sprong and Christy and Bill […]

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Young Friends of Art – Party Arty

The Young Friends of Art’s 24th annual Party Arty: Coloring Outside the Lines is set for January 23rd at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. More than 1,400 young professionals will enjoy an evening full of big surprises. Jennifer Meyer Howerton is serving as chairman. Committee Members: Erica Boatman, Aleigh Thomas, Chairman Jennifer Meyer Howerton, Leah Vomhof, […]

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Joan and Alan Marsh will be serving as the honorary co-chairmen of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s gala, Create the Night…Masterpiece!, which will take place on February 20th at the Museum. The Karbank Family also will be the honorary co-chairmen. This black-tie affair will highlight the opening of the Museum’s exhibit, Reflecting Class in the […]

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University of Kansas Hospital – Girls’ Night In

On February 9th, The University of Kansas Hospital’s Girls’ Night In will take place at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The event will feature Gretchen Rubin, who wrote Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Sara Colt and Susan Morris are serving as honorary co-chairmen. Sara Colt, honorary co-chairman Susan Morris, honorary […]

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Angels of The Children’s Place Gala

April 8th is the date for the Angels of The Children’s Place Gala at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Wendy and Grant Burcham will serve as the honorary chairmen. Honorary Chairmen Wendy and Grant Burcham Also featured in the December 12, 2015 issue  

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Andy Schieber

Andy Schieber is one of the 1,200 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas monthly volunteers. He helps with the Grocery Food Rescue Program. Andy picks up donated perishable food items from local grocery stores and delivers them to the Hope Distribution Center. Because of volunteers like Andy, more than 12,000 neighbors in need are fed every […]

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