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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

October 16th is the date for Sheffield Place’s Off the Wall event, which will be held at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Curt Thomas and Peter Sunderman are serving as the honorary chairmen, with Steven St. John as the emcee. The festivities will include a reception with live art, silent and live auctions, dinner, and […]

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KVC – Friday Night Live! Gala

Maria and Sean Hurley are serving as chairmen of KVC’s Friday Night Live! Gala. The November 12th event will be held at The Abbott. Partygoers will enjoy delicious fare, lively music, and some fun surprises. Christa Dubill and Kevin Holmes will be the hosts of the event. Proceeds support the mission of KVC to strengthen […]

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2021 BOTAR President – Julie Miller McCann

Julie Miller McCann is serving as this year’s BOTAR president. As excited as she is about the upcoming Ball, she treasures the memory of her time as a BOTAR and counts members of her BOTAR class among her dearest friends. “My BOTAR year was also the first year for The Concert for Champions. The Kansas […]

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2021 Class of Rising Stars – Luke Deets

Family is a driving force in Luke Deets’ philanthropic work. He is a humble, relationship-driven leader who sees opportunities to provide support to those in need and does not hesitate to raise his hand. Married to an educator, both Luke and his wife see volunteerism as fundamental to their family values and traditions. Luke seeks […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – 2021 Empower Breakfast

André Davis is serving as the chairman for the 2021 Empower Breakfast, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City. André’s dedication to the organization has included stints as a board member, advocate, and Match Maker. The event, which honors the Bigs and Littles of the Year and teaches guests about the Match Makers […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s – Holiday Mart Beneficiaries

Bartle Hall will be the site for the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart. The annual shopping event will be held September 30th through October 3rd. This year’s beneficiaries are Bridging the Gap, Inclusion Connections, Lazarus Ministries, MINDDRIVE, Phoenix Family, Solace House, and Wayside Waifs. Also featured in the September 4, 2021 issue […]

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Night Out With MOCSA – Cocktail Party and Auction

October 23rd is the date for the annual Night Out With MOCSA Cocktail Party and Auction, a benefit for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. Lindsey Anderson, Melanie Gaona, Susan Hoppe, Jamie Howard, Stacey McLey, Deana Werkowitch, and Danielle Willmore, all members of the Crestwood Women’s Network, are serving as the honorary co-chairmen for […]

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2021 Class Of Rising Stars – Jessica James

Philanthropy is more than a concept to Jessica James, it is a core value that she embodies in all that she does. As a child, Jessica excelled in school and her inquisitive and innovative nature set the stage for her future roles in the culinary arts. Since she was not encouraged to go to college, […]

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Starlight Theatre – Starry Night at Starlight

Denise Dibben and Kristen Whalen are serving as co-chairmen of Starry Night at Starlight. The event, which will be held on September 11th at Starlight Theatre, will pay homage to an inaugural class of All-Stars, known for charitable endeavors in Our Town, plus an honorary All-Star. The fun will include tickets to a performance of […]

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