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The Belles of the American Royal – Kim Manka Mann

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce to selection of Kim Manka Mann as their 2013 president. The 64th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kim is a BOTAR, class of 1990. She served as recording secretary in 1999, vice […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Arias and Encores

September 30th is the date for Prelude, a benefit for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Maureen and Richard Durwood are the honorary chairmen, and Pati Chasnoff, Merry Prostic and Susan Spaulding are serving as the co-chairmen. The event will be held at Indian Hills Country Club and will feature special guest artist, baritone Daniel Belcher. Proceeds will […]

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Dig In, KC!

September 22nd is the date for Cultivate Kansas City’s second annual Dig In, KC! at the City Market. Tiffany Lynch and Allison Harding are the co-chairmen. Chef Michael Foust, The Farmhouse; Chef Renee Kelly, Harvest; and Chef Charles D’Ablaing, Hotel Raphael; will prepare 600 pounds of fresh vegetables all grown by local farmers. The dinner […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon

September 22nd is the date for the fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon at Powell Gardens. Guests will be treated to a delicious multi-course meal prepared by Chef Alex Pope, Local Pig; and wine pairings on the terrace of the Missouri Barn. Proceeds from the event benefit children’s educational programs at the Gardens. Lory and […]

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FuzzyFotosKC

FuzzyFotosKC is a photo contest featuring fuzzy, feathered and furry friends. Vote for your favorite from July 1st through 31st at www.fuzzyfotoskc.com. Each dollar counts as one vote and the proceeds are split equally between Great Plains SPCA and the Kansas City CARE Clinic, two organizations providing medical care to people and pets.   Also featured […]

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Kids’ Jazzoo

Plans are underway for Kids’ Jazzoo, which will take place on August 23rd at the Kansas City Zoo. Children up to 12 years old and their parents can get the inside scoop on animals, groove to kid-friendly music and enjoy face painting and fun crafts. Jen Johnson will serve as the chairman. Also featured in […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Dr. Leslie Fields

Dr. Leslie Fields is a hospitalist physician with Saint Luke’s Health System. Leslie is a member of the 2013 class of Centurions and currently serves as co-chairman of the Health and Wellness Force. She is also a member of the Centurions Gold Club, where she has completed more than 100 hours of community service. Leslie […]

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Cheers to Volunteers – Janet Curran

Janet Curran is a founder and active volunteer for Great Plains SPCA’s SASSY program and coordinates the fabulous Project Poochie fashion show for shelter alumni. A true hero for pets, Janet’s countless hours with Great Plains SPCA have not gone unnoticed. In addition to serving as an active volunteer, she serves on the agency’s board […]

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In the Spotlight – Symphony Ball

The legendary Piazza San Marco in Venice awaits at the Symphony Ball “Concerto a Venezia,” presented by the Symphony League, which will take place on September 7th at Union Station Kansas City. Marny and John Sherman will serve as the honorary chairman, and Ursula Terrasi is the chairman. Also featured in the June 29th issue […]

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In the Spotlight – Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction

August 24th is the date for MOCSA’s Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction at the Uptown Theater. Ali Mahaffy and Melanie Fenske are serving as the co-chairmen, and Lisa and Mike Hagedorn are the honorary chairmen. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, delicious food and drink and a live performance by Making Movies.  […]

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In the Spotlight – Becky and Brett Gordon

September 27th is the date for Marillac’s Enchanted Evening at the Ritz Charles. “My World, My Dreams, My Tomorrows” is the theme of the event. Becky and Brett Gordon are the chairmen. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment.  Also featured in the June 15th issue of The Independent […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Kristen Cillessen

Kristen Cillessen is a graduate of Kansas State University and began her career in 2003 in the tax department at KPMG. In 2012 she became self employed and is now the owner of Cillessen Financial, which specializes in tax and accounting services for entrepreneurs. Kristen is an active member of the American Institute of Certified […]

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Art of the Car Concours

Jim Wanser will serve as the coordinator, and Marshall Miller, founder; is the chairman of the Seventh Annual Art of the Car Concours, which will take place on June 23rd on the Kansas City Art Institute campus. More than 200 vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. On June 22nd, automobile aficionados can […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Jason Souter 

Jason Souter recently took a sabbatical from his job as a project manager at Cerner Corporation, which included spending seven days at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Kansas City, stocking linen closets and organizing storage areas and toys. He and his daughter, Jayden, had spent more than 100 nights there after she was diagnosed with […]

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revUp for reStart

June 14th is the date for revUp for reStart at Assurant Employee Benefits. Harlan Brownlee will accept the Business Honoree award on behalf of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City. Mike Burke is the honorary chairman, and Linda Word and John Kinney are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the May 18th issue […]

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