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Rising Star Reflections – Sheri Johnson

Sheri Johnson has served on the Alphapointe board for six years and served this past year as board chairman. She has helped lead the organization through its 100th anniversary, a re-brand, an acquisition, and an updated strategic plan. Sheri reflects fondly on the opportunities that Alphapointe provides to those who are blind and visually impaired […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Cheryl Cartner

Cheryl Cartner has been a dedicated volunteer with the Love Fund for Children for more than 20 years. She has spearheaded many committees and fundraisers and has been a huge supporter for the children. She has served as president of the Love Fund League and volunteered in the office once a week for six years. […]

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night

Red Hot Night, benefiting Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is set for February 2nd in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and entertainment by The Party Crashers. Beth and David Fowler and Beth and Pat McCown will serve as the honorary co-chairmen. Also featured […]

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In the Spotlight – JDRF’s Dream Gala

JDRF’s Dream Gala is set for May 4th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The gala will feature dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment by The Zippers. Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh will serve as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the December 15th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Lyndon Wade […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Dr. Edward “Ted” Higgins

Dr. Edward “Ted” Higgins has been a devoted vascular surgeon in the Kansas City community and a tireless advocate for improving health here in Our Town. He has previously served as president for the Research Medical Center staff, and chairman of The Research Foundation where he currently serves as a board member. Dr. Ted Higgins […]

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Kansas City Hospice House – 2013 Angel Gala

August 24th is the date for the 2013 Kansas City Hospice House Angel Gala. Guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Carol Barnett, Sharon Mallin and Jill Shapiro are the co-chairmen. Also featured in the December 8th issue of The Independent Carol Barnett, Sharon Mallin and Jill Shapiro, co-chairmen  

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Women’s Foundation – Annual Grants Award Luncheon

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 20th Annual Grants Award Luncheon will be held on December 7th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is the keynote speaker. Martina is an inspiring and vocal advocate for equal rights. She has spent much of her career overcoming prejudices and stereotypes and […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Go Red for Women Half Day for Your Heart

The American Heart Association’s 2013 Go Red for Women Half Day for Your Heart event will be held on April 19th. Gina Danner and Kathy Koehler will serve as the co-chairmen. Gina and Kathy are deeply committed to our community and to helping improve the heart health of women.  Also featured in the November 24th issue 

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In the Spotlight – Pembroke Hill’s 2013 Auction

A Night Under the Stars is the theme of Pembroke Hill’s 2013 Auction, set for February 23rd at Starlight Theatre. The Auction will feature delicious cocktails and dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. The event began in 1988 and raises funds to support school programs, financial aid and faculty professional development. Julie Morris, Jennifer Bailey and […]

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