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Name Dropping – 2019 Jewel Ball Honorary Chairman

Estelle Jane Glatt Sosland is serving as the honorary chairman for this year’s Jewel Ball. She was married for 72 years to Morton Irvin Sosland who passed away on April 25th. Estelle was the chairman of The Jewel Ball in 1991, the year that her grandson Andrew Russell Brown was presented. Another highlight of that […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald is one of the original ushers at The Folly Theater. Always dressed to perfection, Andy has served as an usher since 1981. He is a committed volunteer who helps to preserve The Folly’s history and share it with visitors. Also featured in the May 25, 2019 issue of The Independent  

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo will return to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on November 8th. Guests will gather in Brandmeyer Great Hall for cocktails and dinner to celebrate talented UMKC Conservatory students who will perform in Helzberg Hall, guided by internationally-acclaimed faculty and teachers of music and dance. After the […]

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Rising Star Reflection – Kimberly Wilkerson

Kimberly Wilkerson is one of our Rising Stars, Class of 2015. As agency principal and vice president of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Kimberly co-owns and operates a privately held retail brokerage and is responsible for community outreach, culture and branding, quality and control, process and procedure, and customer service. She supports a variety of non […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Chris Albright

Chris Albright is a senior vice president of administration at UMB. He came to The Whole Person to volunteer for the organization’s recent Night of Independence Gala. Chris’ wife, Shari, is a physical therapist. The couple is passionate about helping people with disabilities. Chris is a newly-elected member of The Whole Person’s board of directors. […]

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Spotlight on Centurion – Monica Smith

Monica Smith is a member of Centurions Fall Class of 2020. She serves on the Law and Justice Task Force and is a member of the projects committee for community service. Monica is a prosecutor for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Her duties include drug court and supervising interns. Monica is a Distinguished Toastmaster. […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Rusty Smith

Rusty Smith has been a volunteer at Wayside Waifs for three years and has been a board member of the organization since 2016. Last year, Rusty and his wife, Martha, were silent auction chairmen for the Fur Ball and this year, they are serving as co-chairmen of the Fur Ball: Woof 66, a journey to […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Jennifer Matney

Jennifer Matney is the senior vice president/director of operational risk management at UMB. She is a Rising Star, Class of 2016. Jennifer is on the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a Big Sister to Aryn. Jennifer is on the community ambassador board of Firsthand Foundation and is the president-elect for the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Michelle Goth

Michelle Goth is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020 and serves as the social co-chairman. She is the general manager of Ripple Glass. Michelle volunteers with the homeless community through Uplift and reStart. Michelle and her husband, Craig Goth, have a son, Eli. Additional information in the April 27, 2019 issue of […]

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