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Cheers to Volunteers – Newhouse & Floraloom

Floraloom is partnering with Newhouse, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Through this partnership, Newhouse residents have the opportunity to earn a living wage and learn marketable skills. In addition, they have the outlet to express themselves through floral arrangement. Also featured in the June 26, 2021 issue of The Independent  

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In The Spotlight – Kansas City Ballet Guild

Peggy Beal is the 2021-2022 Kansas City Ballet Guild president, succeeding Juliette Singer Spinks, the 2020-2021 president. Loews Hotel Kansas City will be the site for The Nutcracker Ball, which will be held on November 20th. Through the annual Ball and Boutique, the Guild supports the Kansas City Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet School. […]

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Cheers to Volunteers – Heart to Heart International

Recent months have found Hallie Thompson devoting herself to volunteer work with Heart to Heart International, both here and in other countries. Most recently, she has been with the HHI disaster response team in Papua New Guinea, treating clients and training hospital and clinic staff on COVID-19 procedures. An earlier trip with the HHI disaster […]

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In The Spotlight – Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2021 Gala: Magic Mirror Ball will be held on October 23rd. Susan Gordon and Scott Francis are the honorary chairmen, with Toma Wolff and Jon Taylor serving as the co-chairmen. The organization’s new headquarters in Midtown will be the site for the event, which will feature immersive design installations, performances, and interactive […]

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Cheers to Volunteers – HappyBottoms

When HappyBottoms received a donated shipment of diapers recently, the volunteers from Henderson Engineers came to the rescue. Unloading cases from broken pallets, and reorganizing them by size and quantity was the help HappyBottoms needed. Many thanks to these willing and able volunteers for saving the day! Brian Gilges, Johanna Ruder, Brian Majors, and Amy […]

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Ability KC – 2021 Ability Luncheon

Linda and Dr. Robert Jackson are serving as chairmen of the 2021 Ability Luncheon. The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center will be the site for the event, which will be held on September 30th. In 1947, Ability KC began helping those with disabilities achieve independence at home, school, work, and in the community. […]

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2021 Class of Rising Stars – Danielle Trabon

Dynamic, compassionate, and mission-focused, Danielle Trabon is committed to supporting the causes she most believes in such as financial literacy and early childhood education. Danielle was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and after moving to Kansas City to start a life with her husband, she quickly immersed herself in the non-profit community. A […]

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In The Spotlight – Kansas City Ballet Guild

Tempe Ostergren Elsberry and Karen Yungmeyer are serving as co-chairmen of Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 2021 Nutcracker Ball. (Both are Ballet Guild members, and Tempe is also a former Kansas City Ballet dancer.) The 54th annual event will be held at Loews Kansas City Hotel on November 20th. The festivities will include cocktails, dinner, and […]

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Cheers to Volunteers – MOCSA

Lana Franco has been a volunteer with MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) since 2019, giving more than 600 hours to support survivors of sexual assault in local hospitals. The pandemic has not stopped Lana, as she has made a commitment to support MOCSA’s mission to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual […]

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