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2016 Jewel Ball – Page Branton Reed

Page Branton Reed (Mrs. Bruce Alan Reed) will serve as the chairman of the 2016 Jewel Ball, to be held on June 18th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Page is the daughter of Mrs. William Coleman Branton and the late Mr. Branton. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Leon […]

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night

  February 20th is the date for Children’s Mercy’s 12th annual Red Hot Night at the Kansas City Convention Center. Christy and Bill Gautreaux and Gisele and Brad Sprong are serving as the honorary co-chairmen, and Bryan Andres and Steve Peppes are serving as co-chairmen. Honorary Co-chairmen Brad and Gisele Sprong and Christy and Bill […]

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Young Friends of Art – Party Arty

The Young Friends of Art’s 24th annual Party Arty: Coloring Outside the Lines is set for January 23rd at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. More than 1,400 young professionals will enjoy an evening full of big surprises. Jennifer Meyer Howerton is serving as chairman. Committee Members: Erica Boatman, Aleigh Thomas, Chairman Jennifer Meyer Howerton, Leah Vomhof, […]

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Joan and Alan Marsh will be serving as the honorary co-chairmen of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s gala, Create the Night…Masterpiece!, which will take place on February 20th at the Museum. The Karbank Family also will be the honorary co-chairmen. This black-tie affair will highlight the opening of the Museum’s exhibit, Reflecting Class in the […]

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University of Kansas Hospital – Girls’ Night In

On February 9th, The University of Kansas Hospital’s Girls’ Night In will take place at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The event will feature Gretchen Rubin, who wrote Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Sara Colt and Susan Morris are serving as honorary co-chairmen. Sara Colt, honorary co-chairman Susan Morris, honorary […]

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Angels of The Children’s Place Gala

April 8th is the date for the Angels of The Children’s Place Gala at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Wendy and Grant Burcham will serve as the honorary chairmen. Honorary Chairmen Wendy and Grant Burcham Also featured in the December 12, 2015 issue  

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Andy Schieber

Andy Schieber is one of the 1,200 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas monthly volunteers. He helps with the Grocery Food Rescue Program. Andy picks up donated perishable food items from local grocery stores and delivers them to the Hope Distribution Center. Because of volunteers like Andy, more than 12,000 neighbors in need are fed every […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Gretchen FitzGerald

Gretchen FitzGerald is an account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and is member of Centurions, class of 2017. Gretchen and her husband, John, enjoy watching their kids play sports, supporting the Royals and other local teams, working on their house, and being social with family and friends. Gretchen and John FitzGerald […]

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