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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction will be held on October 13th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Holly and Greg Mosher are serving as the chairmen of the event that will feature tastings from award-winning chefs from Our Town and across the nation and a unique and exciting auction. Debbie […]

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In the Spotlight  – Young at Art Cocktail Party

August 23rd is the date for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA’s) 10th annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction at the Uptown Theater. Deanna and Greg Graves are serving as the honorary chairmen, and Melanie Fenske and Kim Harp are the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy drinks and delicious fare, silent and […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Sean Manners

Sean Manners joined American Century Investments in 2010. He is an institutional strategies analyst and is responsible for identifying current market trends and establishing a positioning strategy to aide in business development within the institutional investment management industry. Sean is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014. He serves as the co-chairman of the […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Luke Wade

A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Luke Wade is a Rising Star, Class of 2014. Prior to his high school graduation, Luke enlisted in the Army National Guard and served eight years, including one tour of duty as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Luke moved to Kansas City and started KC Crew and SocialHeart. He […]

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The Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute – HEARAid Gala

November 1st is the date for The Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute’s 12th annual HEARAid Gala at Indian Hills Country Club. Clara and Joseph Paris are the honorary chairmen, and Felicia Siragusa Bondi and Pauline Siragusa Henne are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the May 31st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: David […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Gary Davis

Gary Davis is a member of the board of trustees at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. He has been a dedicated volunteer committed to making Catholic education affordable for families in Johnson County. Gary and his wife, Jackie, served as the chairmen of Extravaganza in 2012 and 2013. Jackie and Gary are the parents of […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Chris Vukas

Chris Vukas is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014. He serves as co-chairman of the Benchmarking Trip Committee, where he is in charge of securing programming related to arts and culture, community development, entrepreneurship, and education in Philadelphia. Chris joined Greater Kansas City LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) in 2011 and is responsible […]

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Union Station of Kansas City – Centennial Celebration

Six community volunteers who were involved in planning the festivities when Union Station re-opened in 1999 are back leading the way for Union Station of Kansas City’s centennial celebration. Union Station Kansas City will mark its 100th anniversary with a series of special events, a new history exhibit about the Station and celebrations that will […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Dawn Taylor

Dawn Taylor was honored as a Rising Star, Class of 2014. She has spent her career in the non-profit sector, including 17 years in fundraising roles at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Dawn is an 11-year volunteer at Operation Breakthrough and a past board member of Quixotic Fusion and […]

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