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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – White Coat Gala

Dr. Ronan Tynan, Paralympics champion, renowned Irish tenor and orthopedic physician; is the keynote speaker for Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s White Coat Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The April 9th event will celebrate Truman Medical Center’s 40th anniversary. Rachael and Dr. Nelson Sabates are serving as the chairmen. Dr. Ronan Tynan, keynote […]

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MOCSA – 2016 Community Luncheon

MOCSA’s 2016 Community Luncheon will be held on May 6th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, co-director of We End Violence; is the keynote speaker. Carole and Bill Cobb and Debbie and Kevin Crull are serving as honorary co-chairmen. Honorary Co-chairmen Bill and Carole Cobb and Debbie and […]

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Variety Children’s Charity – Variety Show

April 9th is the date for Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City’s Variety Show 2016 at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Shirley Pryor is serving as the honorary chairman. Guests will enjoy performances from a variety of local entertainers and a special finale by Gary Gulman, comedian from Last Comic Standing. Shirley Pryor, […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! –  Laura Gregory & Anne Blessing

Throughout the years, Laura Gregory and Anne Blessing’s leadership has led Reach Out and Read Kansas City through several important changes, including expansion to more than 52 clinics in the Kansas City area. More than one million new books have been distributed and community awareness has increased. Thank you, Laura and Anne for your passion […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos currently heads Sprint’s Hispanic Advertising initiatives. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2017, and serves on the Arts and Culture Task Force and the communications committee. Manuel earned a degree in marketing management from California State Polytechnic University and a master of business administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business […]

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The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars

Karen Abramowitz, Senior account manager, marketing and communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Karen has been a team member of the ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS for seven years and has served as a team captain for four years. She has participated in three Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of […]

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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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