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The Ballet Ball – Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley was extremely honored when the Kansas City Ballet Guild asked her to serve as the Nutcracker Ball chairman. It will be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City, and Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman. “This 48th annual event is especially exciting since it is the world premiere of Devon […]

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High Aspirations – 5th Annual Mentors Challenge

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown will be the setting for High Aspirations’ 5th Annual Mentors Challenge on November 17th. Committee members are making final plans for the special evening that will include cocktails, dinner and remarks from Father Gregory Joseph Boyle, S.J., guest speaker. Marianne and Bill Dunn, Jr., and The […]

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Ozanam – Hollywood Holiday Gala

Guests will experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood at Ozanam’s 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. The December 4th event will be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Andrea and David Leavitt are the chairmen, and Larry Moore will serve as emcee. Larry Moore, emcee; with Andrea and David Leavitt, chairmen […]

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KCares for Kids Walk –  Jaszianne Tolbert

“More than half of the 17-member KCares for Kids Walk planning committee includes Children’s Mercy employees who are volunteering their time to support the cause. That speaks volumes about our organization’s passion behind our patients. Each child’s success is my personal goal. I know so many people here feel the same way. We had a […]

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High Aspirations – 5th Annual Mentors Challenge

Gayle and Bruce Krigel and Leisa and Ralph Reid are serving as co-chairmen of the 5th Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations. The November 17th event will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. High Aspirations is a prevention-based mentoring program that serves young African American men in Our Town, ages eight […]

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The Friends of Chamber Music – Soirée

Soirée 2016, a benefit for The Friends of Chamber Music, will be held on April 23rd at The American. Guests will celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary and enjoy a gourmet dinner with fine wines, silent and live auctions and a live performance by a world-class ensemble. Ellen and Irv Hockaday are the honorary chairmen, and […]

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Spotlight On Centurions  – Christie Hammond

Christie Hammond is a member of Centurions, class of 2016. She serves as co-chairman of the communications committee and will offer leadership on the upcoming Sports and Entertainment Task Force. Christie is the executive director of Hope Network, a faith-based social services agency in Raytown. She volunteers with Mother’s Refuge, a shelter for homeless teen […]

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Crescendo: New Mood Rising – Courtney Garrett

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will showcase more than 250 students and faculty during one of Our Town’s premier events, Crescendo: New Mood Rising, on November 6th. This celebration of talent will be held at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  Like a prism that bounces light around a room, this […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Matthew Gigliotti

Matthew Gigliotti is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. He is a co-chairman of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force and is a member of the projects committee. He and his wife, Nicole, are passionate about the Royals, backpacking, camping, and the preservation of nature’s special places. They have a daughter, Sophia, and a dog, […]

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