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Cheers to Volunteers! – Stephanie Sheldon

Stephanie Sheldon’s placement on the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Habitat for Humanity Truman Heritage Committee inspired her to pursue hands-on voluntarism in a new way. She recently traveled to Ghana where she spent three weeks mixing cement, painting, and playing with children for One Wish Africa, a soon-to-be women’s empowerment center. Also featured […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves as a co-chairman of the Benchmarking Trip Task Force. Jeff lives in Brookside with his wife, Amy, and their […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Civics Honoring Day

On October 8th, The Kansas City Young Matrons celebrated Civics Honoring Day at their historic clubhouse. Past presidents and silver, life and honorary members were honored.  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Kansas City Executive Director Guyla Stidman educated members about the services the organization provides to those who suffer from mental illness. KCYM will […]

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In The Spotlight – Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala began 31 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 4th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Tom Bloch are the honorary chairmen, and Carole and Bill Cobb will […]

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The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties is honored to present 82 high school seniors and four high school juniors at the 64th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion on December 6th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Participants were chosen based on leadership, character and service. Also featured in the November 1st issue of […]

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The Salvation Army – Christmas Campaign

Margi and Keith Pence are the chairmen for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign. Margi and Keith will oversee a goal of $11 million. The funds raised during the Campaign will support the programs of The Salvation Army, including food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, substance abuse programs, and more. Also featured in the November […]

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Healthy U

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Healthy U program focuses on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget, and fitness. In partnership with Harvesters, the League has adopted University Academy, providing classes and family dinners to participants at the school.  Also featured in the November 1st issue of The Independent  Akiel Johnson, […]

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph – Celebration of Hope Gala

Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein are the chairmen of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Celebration of Hope Gala. The special 135th anniversary celebration will be held on November 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.  Also featured in the October 18th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Emily + Pete: Wedding Photographers Chairmen […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Angela Harse

After spending more than 10 years as an attorney in private practice, Angela Harse joined Children’s Mercy Hospital as Staff Counsel and Assistant Risk Manager. Angela is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015. She serves as the communication chairman and is helping to plan the December Task Force and the Women’s Forum next […]

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