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Women’s Foundation – 21st Annual Grants Awards Luncheon

On December 6th, The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City will host the 21st Annual Grants Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Actress and advocate America Ferrera is the keynote speaker.  Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Colleen Dougherty Euteneuer, co-chairmen; Debby Ballard, […]

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Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC

The Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC’s Crescendo will be held on November 8th in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  Lisa Schellhorn recently hosted an Invitation Stuffing Party where more than 1,200 invitations were prepared for the event. Also featured in the October 5th issue of […]

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The NAIA Foundation Luncheon

On November 6th, The NAIA Champions of Character Foundation Luncheon will celebrate the values of those who make a difference in sports at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom. The keynote speaker will be the University of Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne. Also featured in the October 5th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons […]

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In the Spotlight – Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

December 7th is the date for the 19th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball to be held in the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall. Guests young and old will enjoy holiday music, an elegant three-course lunch, shopping for holiday gifts at the Nutcracker Marketplace, and posing for photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Following the […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation – The Boo Ball

Don’t miss a bone-chilling evening on October 26th for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 2013 Boo Ball at The Pavilion at John Knox Villiage. Guests will enjoy a glamorous event filled with silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, costume contests, and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer patients at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Also […]

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph – A Celebration of Hope

A Celebration of Hope, presented by Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph, will take place on November 2nd at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Also featured in the October 5th issue of The Independent Mark and Peggy Schmidtlein and Julie and Gerard Grimaldi, co-chairmen  

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Rose Brooks Center – Casino and Auction Night

On October 26th, Rose Brooks Center is hosting their Casino and Auction Night at the Sheraton Overland Park. Kate and David Banks are serving as the co-chairmen. The evening will feature casino games galore, live and silent auctions and a delicious dinner. For tickets, visit www.rosebrooks.org. Also featured in the October 5th issue of The Independent […]

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In the Spotlight – The Salvation Army

John Sherman will serve as The Salvation Army’s 2013 Christmas Campaign chairman. He will oversee the money raised during the campaign which will help fund food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, and substance abuse programs throughout the year. Also featured in the October 5th issue of The Independent  John Sherman, chairman  

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The WIN for KC – Youth Advisory Board

The WIN for KC Youth Advisory board held its first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year. Following the meeting, members went to cheer on FC Kansas City in their last game of the regular season.  Also featured in the September 21st issue of The Independent  (Front row) Emily Stalcup, Claire Vedock, Lauren Stalcup, Taylor Nill, […]

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Saint Luke’s Foundation – Boo Ball

October 26th is the date for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Boo Ball. The event will take place at The Pavilion at John Knox Village and guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, costume contests, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. Proceeds will support cancer care at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.  Also featured in the September 21st […]

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, has been a supporter of the Kansas City Zoo and its educational programs since 1967. Jazzoo was founded by the JLKCMO in 1990 as a fundraiser for the newly-developed Zoo Learning Fund. In honor of the JLKCMO’s 100th anniversary, the League gave the Zoo $1 million, which will […]

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The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – All Dressed Up

October 12th is the date for The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s All Dressed Up gala at the Museum. Guests will enjoy delicious cocktails and fare from Cafe Sebastienne, a performance by the 14-piece jazz orchestra Vine Street Rumble, an opportunity to see the new exhibition, Dressed Up; and a late-night tent with food trucks […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy –  You Are A Shining Star

November 23rd is the date for St. Teresa’s Academy auction, You Are A Shining Star, to be held at the school.  Guests will enjoy a catered gourmet dinner from Garozzo’s Ristorante and live and silent auctions. A special raffle will be held with a grand prize of either a two-year lease on a new Toyota, […]

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Kansas City Tip-Off Event

October 8th is the date for the sixth annual Kansas City Tip-Off Event  at Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. Proceeds from the event will support The American Cancer Society and its fight to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease. Guests will enjoy a discussion featuring Coach Frank Haith, University of Missouri; Coach Gregg Marshall, Wichita State […]

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In the Spotlight – Crescendo

Jenny Erdman and Tim Van Zandt are the co-chairmen of The Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC’s Crescendo. The event will be held on November 8th in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and will feature a “No Limits” theme. Guests will enjoy cocktails before the concert […]

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

Sheffield Place’s Off the Wall art event will be held on October 24th at Drexel Hall. Guests will enjoy a buffet supper, a silent auction featuring original art by area artists, the creation of art live for auction, and entertainment. Andrea and Steve Bough are the honorary chairmen, and Skyler Phelps is serving as the […]

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30th Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

December 5th is the date for Ozanam’s 30th Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala to be held at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, an elegant dinner and performances by the Ozanam children. Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. are the honorary chairmen, and Karen and Chuck Peters are serving as the chairmen. […]

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