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The Love Fund – 40 Years Of Love

The Love Fund has been a treasured organization in the Kansas City metro since 1981. As the organization celebrates its 40-year history, it is not without a look back at the foundation of the mission and its immeasurable impact on our community. The Love Fund’s origin story began with a weekly news segment on Fox […]

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The Salvation Army – 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign

The theme of The Salvation Army’s 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign is “Hope Marches On.” Angela and Neal Sharma are serving as the chairmen of the campaign, which will run through December 25th. The iconic Red Kettles can be found at more than 200 locations around Our Town. Read more from the October 30, 2021 issue […]

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UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship – Woodwind Quintet

Brianna Volkmann, Dennis Pearson, Nuvee Thammikasakul, Terry Andrews, and Tom Lacy are the current members of the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet. They will be the featured performers at Crescendo, a benefit for the Conservatory. The event will be held on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Graduate students from […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 48th Annual Snow Ball

January 15th will be the night for the 48th Annual Snow Ball. Guests have a choice of attending virtually or at the Overland Park Convention Center, where the agenda will include a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing. Patti and Tom Schugel are the honorary presidents, with Donna and Mark Teahan serving as the […]

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2021 Class of Rising Stars – Deanna DiSalvo

Deanna DiSalvo is known for running marathons, but her stamina extends well beyond her races. Her tremendous focus and endurance manifest in her volunteerism and her on-going commitment to several causes in Kansas City. Deanna began her work in philanthropy in a simple way; she wanted to connect with other young professionals. When asked to […]

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Newhouse – 2021 Imagine a Day Gala

November 13th is the date for Newhouse’s Imagine a Day Gala. Terri and Phil Thomas are the honorary chairmen, and Moira Holland is serving as the chairman. Guests may choose to join the festivities at Loews Kansas City Hotel or attend virtually. Gabriella Pagan will be the keynote speaker, with Darren Story serving as the […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2021 Honorary Chairman

Ellen Jurden Hockaday is serving as the honorary chairman of the 2021 Jewel Ball. Ellen is a member of an extended family known for philanthropy and accomplishments. Her maternal grandparents, Dr. Emma Arabella Thompson and Dr. Oscar N. Thompson, were physicians in Breckenridge, Missouri, and Emma was honored as the 1949 Missouri State Mother. Ellen’s […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma”

Loews Kansas City Hotel will be the site for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma,” which will be held on April 9th. Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the upcoming production of Tosca. Partygoers will enjoy a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and beautiful decor which will feature elements reminiscent […]

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UMKC Conservatory – Crescendo Gala 2021

November 12th is the date for UMKC Conservatory’s Crescendo Gala 2021. The evening, which will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, will be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the event. Honorary Chairmen Mary Kay and Charles Horner bring a long, familial testament of support for the Conservatory, and this […]

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