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The KC Shepherd’s Center -70 Over 70 Awards Celebration

The KC Shepherd’s Center fourth annual 70 Over 70 Awards Celebration will be held virtually on November 4th. SuEllen Fried and Bert Berkley will serve as the honorary co-chairmen as 70 honorees who are all more than 70 years of age are recognized for their significant contributions and achievements in Kansas City. RAlso featured in […]

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The Whole Person – Night of Independence Awards Gala – An Evening in Paris

Dr. Mark T. Fisher, the late Mona Randolph, the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, and Worcester Investments will be honored at The Whole Person’s Night of Independence Awards Gala – An Evening in Paris. Jennifer Salva and Logan Weed are co-chairmen of the event, which will be held on September 24th at […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – 2021 Night at the Tower

September 18th is the date for the seventh annual Night at the Tower, a benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial, which will be held as a virtual event. Members of the Rowland Family will be the honorary co-chairmen; the late Landon Rowland was a trustee and devoted supporter of the organization. […]

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2021 Class Of Rising Stars Katasha Kumar

Katasha Kumar has a deep passion and commitment to philanthropy that developed early in her childhood. Growing up in Chicago, Katasha’s family introduced her to volunteerism and community engagement, not as something to do, but as a way to demonstrate their long-held family values. From her time in Girl Scouts to volunteering at senior centers, […]

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United WE – We Work For Change

September 29th is the date for We Work For Change. United WE, formerly the Women’s Foundation, will host the afternoon event, which will celebrate equity, diversity, and 30 years of empowering women. The festivities will include both virtual activities and an in-person VIP exclusive. The featured speakers are Mellody Hobson of Starbucks, Tina Tchen of […]

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2021 Class Of Rising Stars Danny Ritz

Danny Ritz is a storyteller and whether reading a story to a child through the Lead to Read program or telling stories about Kansas City through his podcast, he is committed to sharing the stories that matter most. Danny is multitalented and his varied interests and community engagement have made an immeasurable impact on our […]

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The Symphony League of Kansas City – 39th annual Symphony Ball

September 11th is the date for The Symphony League of Kansas City’s 39th annual Symphony Ball, which will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center. “Stardust” will be the theme. The event will feature a Kansas City Symphony performance led by Maestro Michael Stern, as well as dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to […]

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Folds of Honor Kansas City – Colleen and Everett Katzenberger

In 2015, Colleen Katzenberger was awarded the Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship, and her son, Everett, was awarded a Future Use Scholarship. Colleen graduated in 2016 with a master of education degree from Rockhurst University. Colleen’s husband, and Everett’s father, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Katzenberger, was killed in the line of duty in 2011 while […]

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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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