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In the Spotlight – Heart & Stroke Ball

March 1st is the date for the American Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke Ball to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Linda and John Nobles and Peggy and Dr. Michael Borkon are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the January 25th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Blaine […]

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The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital – Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time, a fundraiser for The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital, will be held on February 23rd at Starlight Theatre. Connie and Anthony Mendolia and Stephanie and Mike Moustakas are the honorary co-chairmen, and Amy and Eric Graham and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc are serving as the co-chairmen of the 17th […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber joined KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City in 2011 as the first president of the organization. He is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves on the communications committee. Ryan also enjoys serving on the chancellor’s advisory board at the Women’s Center at the University of Missouri […]

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Alphapointe – Dining in the Dark

February 27th is the date for Alphapointe’s Dining in the Dark event to be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Judi and Dr. Joseph Tauber are the chairmen. Also featured in the January 11th issue of The Independent  Judi and Dr. Joseph Tauber, chairmen  

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In the Spotlight – Pawtini

Debbie Ward and Ann Jandl are the co-chairmen for Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini. The event will be held on March 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and will feature a “Seeing Spots” theme. Guests will celebrate the tremendous growth that the no-kill animal welfare agency has achieved during the past […]

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Jewel Ball  – Ellen Zimmer Darling

Ellen Zimmer Darling (Mrs. Albert Darling, Jr.) will serve as chairman of the 60th anniversary jubilee of The Jewel Ball, which will be held on June 21st at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Ellen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Joseph Zimmer. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome […]

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WIN for KC – Evelyn Gates Award

On November 13th, WIN for KC’s Evelyn Gates Award was presented at St. Teresa’s Academy to a top female high school varsity volleyball student-athlete in Our Town. Also featured in the December 14th issue of The Independent  Brittany Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas; Anna Kropf, St. Teresa’s Academy and winner; Kali Eaken, Bishop Miege; and Arianna […]

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Störling Dance Theater – Inspire Freedom Gala

February 8th is the date for Störling Dance Theater’s Inspire Freedom Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Christopher Miller, Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center; will be the featured speaker. Guests will enjoy a performance of the Theater’s acclaimed production of Underground. Leisa and Ralph Reid and Beth and Pat McCown are the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Lily Maxwel

Lily Maxwell joined Global Prairie, an integrated marketing and communications firm, in December 2010 to support its growing healthcare team. She is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014 and was a co-chairman of the Entrepreneurship Task Force on November 12th at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the new Henry W. Bloch Executive […]

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In the Spotlight – Kansas City Tip-Off

March 1st is the date for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet’s sixth annual Kansas City Tip-Off. Mel Lagarde and Kevin Hicks are the honorary co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a performance by Thompson Square, winners of the 2012 and 2013 Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year; at the Uptown Theatre.  Also featured […]

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Angels of the Children’s Place Gala

April 4th is the date for the Angels of the Children’s Place Gala. Nancy and Steve Hooley are serving as honorary chairmen of the event which will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and dancing.  Also featured in the December 7th issue of The Independent […]

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The 40th Annual Snow Ball

The 40th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 18th at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Three addressing parties were hosted recently by Connie Euston, Jeni Haake, Shannon Lillis, and Jeannine Wilkerson.  Also featured in the November 30th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Fixation Media Patty Becka and Debbie Huber The […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Darren Prenger

Darren Prenger is the director of business development for ECCO Select, an award-winning IT consulting and services firm based in Our Town. Darren is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2014. He participated in the Community Leadership Committee and Sports Task Force last year. Darren is currently serving on the social and retreat committees […]

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TAKE FIVE

March 7th is the date for the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s third annual Take Five event to be held at The Guild. Guests will have the chance to win incredible prize packages. Also featured in the November 16th issue of The Independent Photo Credit:  Andrea Nigh Photography 2013 Committee Members: (Front row) Becca […]

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2014 Lyric Opera Ball

“Diamonds are Forever,” is the theme of The 2014 Lyric Opera Ball, presented by The Lyric Opera Circle. Bonne and Cliff Illig are the honorary chairmen, and Jeanette Prenger is serving as the chairman. The grand event will be held on April 12th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Also featured […]

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The Kansas City Repertory Theatre – A Fearless Fête

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre will celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking theatre at A Fearless Fête 2014 on May 30th at the Spencer Theatre. Deanna and Greg Graves are serving as the honorary chairmen of the event which will feature performance  highlights from the past five decades, games and commemorative events, a live auction, creative […]

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American Girl Fashion Show

November 9th was the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ American Girl Fashion Show at Deer Creek Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kansas Children’s Service League. Also featured in the November 16th issue of The Independent  (Front row) McKenzie Pomerenke and Riley Smitko (back row) Kaitlyn Summerour, […]

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