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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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Cheers to Volunteers! – Lauren McCarthy

Lauren McCarthy has been a dedicated volunteer at Young Variety for three years. Lauren has coordinated fundraising events to support children with developmental disabilities, helped create Young Variety’s mission video and was featured onstage at the Variety Show 2012. Thank you, Lauren, for your commitment to Young Variety!  Also featured in the September 7th issue […]

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Paint the Town

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Paint the Town will be a lively South American fete on September 21st at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will be held poolside and overlook the Plaza Art Fair for the fifth year. Brazil Academy members will perform and guests will enjoy three bands during the evening, beginning with Bossa Nova, followed by Brazilian […]

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In the Spotlight – Susan and Jon Cassat

Urban Rendezvous IV will be held on October 25th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Susan and Jon Cassat are the honorary chairmen, and Bryan Busby will serve as the emcee. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a delicious dinner and a live auction with the Nigro Brothers. Proceeds from the event will support the Urban Ranger Corps’ […]

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Renovation Sensation

Renovation Sensation, a benefit for the SHARE program at Shawnee Mission East, will be held on September 18th. Tourgoers will view four beautifully-renovated homes. Sheryl Kaplan and Deb Schneider are the Tour co-chairmen, and a Patrons’ Party will be held the evening prior at the home of Lynn and Joe Poskin. For more details on […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart Happenings

The 26th Annual Holiday Mart, hosted by The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will celebrate the League’s 100th anniversary. This year, the shopping extravaganza will take place at Bartle Hall from October 17th through 20th. Kat DeLeon is the transportation and security chairman and Erin Lambert is the administrative chairman. In addition to these […]

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Kemper Gala! All Dressed Up

Exhibit your personal style and creativity at Kemper Gala! All Dressed Up, which will be held on October 12th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. A Patrons’ Party will take place on September 26th at Kemper East.  Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent  Clark and Tavia Hunt, honorary chairmen  

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In the Spotlight – Paint the Town

September 21st is the date for the Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Paint the Town event. The fete will be held poolside at the InterContinental Kansas City Hotel overlooking the Plaza Art Fair and will feature a “Brazilian Carnival” theme. Guests will enjoy listening to wonderful musicians and watching some of Our Town’s best artists create and […]

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In the Spotlight – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is the featured performer at Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The event will be held on November 16th at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Julie and Mike Kirk and Debby and Gary Ballard are the honorary co-chairmen, and Qiana Thomason is serving as the […]

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In the Spotlight – Nutcracker Ball

December 6th is the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, ballet, and dancing to the tunes of the Michael Beers Band. Ginger and Dr. Michael Frost are the honorary chairmen and Susan Bubb and […]

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