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Human Relations Dinner – Greg M. Graves

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee’s Human Relations Dinner will be held on November 23rd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Greg M. Graves will receive the 2014 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award. Peggy Dunn, Shirley Bush Helzberg, Roshann Parris, and Tammy Peterman are serving as the co-chairmen. Also featured in […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Create the Night…POP!

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art introduces its annual gala, Create the Night…POP! which will be held on February 21st at the Museum. The spectacular evening will celebrate the iconic Pop Art Era and the Museum’s explosive Pop Art Collection. Guests will enjoy an evening of surprise and enchantment, as well as cocktails, a festive dinner and […]

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American Red Cross – Centennial Celebration

The American Red Cross’ 2014 Centennial Celebration will be held on October 23rd at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. On September 11th, the steering committee met at the beautiful home of Susie Heddens to assemble more than 3,500 invitations. Diane Canaday Hesse, Susie Heddens, Margi Pence, and Cappy Powell are serving as co-chairmen.  […]

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Union Station Kansas City – Centennial Gala

Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial Gala will be held on October 30th and the Centennial Weekend Open House will be held on November 1st and 2nd at the Station.  Also featured in the October 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Chris Crum Committee members are finalizing plans for the fabulous 100th Anniversary celebrations.   

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Travis Roth

Thanks to dedicated volunteer Travis Roth, the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City can look forward to little shopping sprees on Saturdays at The General Store. The General Store houses donated toys, clothing and other items that families staying at the house can “purchase” with play money collected during their stay. Travis […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – 50th Anniversary Gala

February 1st is the date for the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th Anniversary Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. An elegant Gala Brunch will be served in Brandmeyer Great Hall, followed by a Gala Concert featuring a duo recital with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Julia Irene Kauffman is the honorary chairman, and […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jim Allin

Jim Allin has worked for Applied Industrial Technologies for the past 16 years. He is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015. Jim serves as co-chairman for the 2015 Benchmarking Trip. He is a member of the service projects committee. Jim enjoys volunteering with the South Independence Evening Optimist Club, National MS Society – […]

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Centurions – Class of 2044

Ladies from the Centurions Class of 2015 gathered recently at Blue Moose Bar and Grill for a Baby Shower in honor of Kara Lowe and Suzanne Prendergast. Kara Lowe’s little bundle of joy, Emmett, arrived just in time to attend the party. Suzanne Prendergast is due this fall. Adorable onesies were presented to the honorees […]

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American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City – Celebrating a Century of Heroes

Celebrating a Century of Heroes: 100 Years in Kansas City will be held on October 23rd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Diane Canaday Hesse, Susie Heddens, Margi Pence, and Cappy Powell are serving as the co-chairmen of the event to benefit the […]

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