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Spotlight on Centurions – Gretchen FitzGerald

Gretchen FitzGerald is an account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and is member of Centurions, class of 2017. Gretchen and her husband, John, enjoy watching their kids play sports, supporting the Royals and other local teams, working on their house, and being social with family and friends. Gretchen and John FitzGerald […]

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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

Mikaela Blocher and Shelby Frigon were co-chairmen of MOCSA’s 12th annual Johnson County Fall Forum. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Marriott. Jeffrey Bucholtz was the keynote speaker, and Sarah and Jon Baum served as honorary chairmen. Committee Members: (Seated) Co-chairman Shelby Frigon, Michelle Neylon, Cynthia Wendt, Kathy Woodward, Co-chairman Mikaela […]

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The Lyric Opera Ball – Seduction Ball

The Lyric Opera Ball committee and board members recently had a fabulous party to kick off the Seduction Ball, inspired by the opera, Carmen. Susan Bubb, Regina Kort, Heather Ryan, and Suzanne Shank served as the hosts. The Lyric Opera Circle’s Seduction Ball will be held on April 2nd at Union Station Kansas City.  Jennifer […]

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Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation – White Coat Gala

April 9th is the date for Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s White Coat Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Neil T. Douthat is the honorary chairman, and Rachael Weber Sabates and Dr. Nelson Sabates are serving as chairmen. Neil T. Douthat, honorary chairman Rachael Weber Sabates and Dr. Nelson Sabates, chairmen Also featured in […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Adam Gebhardt

Adam Gebhardt is the director of marketing for TIVOL and is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. He serves on the board of the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Chancellor’s LGBT Council at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. In his spare time, Adam enjoys kayaking and […]

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Community Ball and Cotillion – Fathers’ Icebreaker

October 18th was the date The Fathers’ Icebreaker for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ Community Ball and Cotillion at the Allegro Ballroom in Overland Park. The fathers of the Cotillion participants enjoyed cocktails and fun conversation. Jake Shriver, Kevin Shriver, Jeff Vestal, and Jim DeGraw Jim Kanan and Adam Elyachar David Pittman, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Brooke Beason

Brooke Beason leads the Digital & Social Influence team at Meers Advertising. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Trip Task Force and the curriculum committee. Brooke grew up in Hopkins, Missouri, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in interactive digital media. Brooke enjoyed visiting […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – Snow Ball

The 42nd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas, will be held on January 16th at the Crown Center Exhibition Hall.  Four invitation addressing parties were hosted recently by Jean Aldrich, Jeni Haake, Audrey Johnson, the Santa Marta Retirement Community, P.J. Palmer, and Kris Townsend. Mary Krizman, Amy Johannes and […]

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