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Cheers to Volunteers! – Sharon Gartin

Sharon Gartin started volunteering as a dog walker years before Kansas City Pet Project (KCPP) took charge of the Kansas City Shelter. As her Facebook friends know, she is constantly posting photos in order to help dogs find fur-ever homes. At KCPP, she is known for her caring, positive attitude and the countless ways she […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Bess Wallerstein Huff

Bess Wallerstein Huff is a native of Our Town. She became associated with Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2010 and currently is the director of marketing. Bess is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. She serves on the diversity committee and the Arts and Culture Task Force planning committee. Bess is also […]

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Welcome House – Swing Fore Recovery Golf Classic

Milburn Country Club will be the setting for Welcome House’s Swing Fore Recovery Golf Classic on September 10th. Ryan Shriver is serving as the chairman of the inaugural event. Welcome House is one of our community’s longest-standing residential sober living organizations. It has served nearly 16,000 men seeking recovery and support for drug and alcohol […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – R.J. Trowbridge

R.J. Trowbridge is a commercial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefield. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. R.J. has enjoyed learning through Centurions about the issues that impact Our Town. He has volunteered with many non profits, including Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter. R.J. is a board member of DeLaSalle Education Center. […]

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The University of Kansas Health System – Treads & Threads

Jill and Ray Kowalik are serving as the chairmen, and Eric Stonestreet is the honorary chairman for The University of Kansas Health System’s 17th annual Treads & Threads. Gratitude is the theme for this year’s event, which will be held on September 7th at the Kansas Speedway. John Holt will be the emcee for a […]

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Spark the Arts in Young Hearts

October 9th is the date for Kansas City Young Audiences’ Spark the Arts in Young Hearts Luncheon at the Uptown Theater. Linda and Steve Taylor will serve as the honorary chairmen. Proceeds will support Kansas City Young Audience’s mission to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity and inspire success in education. Also featured […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Adam Miller

Adam Miller is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. He has served as a member of the diversity committee and as a member of the Wildcard Task Force. Adam is the director of alumni fellowship for Teach For America – Kansas City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies and a master’s degree […]

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Name Dropping – 2018 Jewel Ball Chairman

When Charlotte Russell White (Mrs. Dwayne Kent White) makes her appearance as Jewel Ball chairman at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, it will be a family affair. Among those cheering her on will be her mother, Janet Redheffer Russell (Mrs. William Hamer Russell), who served as chairman in 1982 and honorary chairman in 2013. Two […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Jacqueline Erickson Russell

Jacqueline Erickson Russell grew up in California and graduated from Yale University. Jacqueline fell in love with Kansas City when she moved here to participate in Teach for America. A member of Centurions, class of 2019, she a senior program officer on the education team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Frank White III, Jacqueline […]

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