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Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Barbara Unell and Liz Uhlmann are the honorary co-chairmen, and Jenny Tuck and Cory Miller are the co-chairmen of Synergy Services’ 25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards, to be held on May 8th at The View at Briarcliff. Dave Frantze, Jacque DeJesus and Holly Starr and Jennifer Surface will be celebrated as Honorary Stars. Proceeds […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – The Hayes Family

The Hayes family is very dedicated to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Jaime Hayes was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 14. Now in remission and in her late 20s, Jaime serves on the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary. Jaime’s mother, Linda, has volunteered with the Parent to Parent program, which helps parents whose children have […]

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Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – Dining by Design

Dining by Design, a benefit for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) KC Chapter, will be held on October 3rd at the Kansas City Convention Center. The 25th and final event will showcase the personal passions of some of Our Town’s leading creative talents, as they each create their own dining environment. John Rufenacht […]

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St. Paul – Auction: Dream Big

The 2015 St. Paul’s Auction: Dream Big will be held on March 28th at Starlight Theatre. A Gift Gathering Party was held on January 31st at the beautiful home of Ginger and Kevin Carr. Courtney Goddard and Dana Gould were the co-chairmen of the kick-off event. Kevin and Ginger Carr, hosts Also featured in the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Karen Moore

Karen Moore is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She is the co-chairman of the November Task Force and serves on the curriculum committee. Karen is the dean of student development and enrollment management at Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods. She volunteers with the Urban Neighborhood Initiative. Karen Moore and her husband, […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars

Matt Benge, producer, Schifman Remley & Associates Matt has served as president and vice president of the young advisory board at The Children’s Place. He is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. Other organizations that Matt has been involved with include Reviving Baseball in the Inner City, KC Autism Training Center and United Way […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – Art and Design Auction

June 6th is the date for the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2015 Art and Design Auction on the KCAI campus. Linda and Topper Johntz are serving as the honorary chairmen of the event that will feature a “Deviation” theme. Partygoers will enjoy delicious fare, fun surprises and live and silent auctions of works by KCAI […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Chiefs Women’s Organization

The mission of the Chiefs Women’s Organization is to build goodwill in Our Town through active volunteer participation. It teams up with charities to assist in maximizing the program’s impact.  Tammy Reid collected donations at the Sunday Night Football Game for the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive.  Members of the Chiefs Women’s Organization posed with KC […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – John P. Minnis

John P. Minnis is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015, and is on the Steering Committee as the treasurer. He is currently senior vice president of commercial banking at Bank Midwest. John and his wife, Angie, have four children, Jack, Drew, Maggie, and Michael. Also featured in the February 21, 2015 issue of The […]

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