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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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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas – 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. The Rod and JoAnne Cyr Foundation and Family are the honorary presidents, and Marilyn and Ken Hager are the presidents. Ken and Marilyn Hager, presidents; with Cathy Nigro, Suzie […]

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City – Deborah Sandler

What strikes me most when talking with Deborah Sandler is her curiosity about the world. When she’s not listening to an opera or planning one, she’s probably reading about design or current affairs in The New York Times, or taking in fresh air at Loose Park, or enjoying the Kemper Museum, or settling in with a […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Civics Honoring Day

The Kansas City Young Matrons held its annual Civics Honoring Day on October 5th at its temporary headquarters, the Central United Methodist Church. Members heard updates from three of KCYM’s affiliate organizations: Ozanam, HappyBottoms Diaper Bank and Sheffield Place. Michele Nelson, Valerie Burke and Janet Bjerke Mother and Daughter Life Members Cokie Strafer and Judy […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Mercedes Givens

Mercedes Givens is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and is a member of the recruiting committee and Food Task Force. He is a wealth management consultant for the private client reserve of U.S. Bank. Mercedes is married and has two children. He enjoys reading, golfing, exercising, cooking, and traveling. Additional photos also […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Seduction Ball

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Seduction Ball will be held on April 2nd at Union Station Kansas City. The honorary chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruening, and Mrs. Jack Spilker is the Circle president. The theme of the 30th annual event was inspired by the timeless allure of the opera, Carmen. Guests will enjoy a […]

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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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