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The Faces of Gordon Parks

On November 9th, Gordon Parks Elementary School will honor its namesake on what would have been his 100th birthday at the historic Gem Theater. The “many faces” of Gordon Parks will include his work with Life Magazine, the mainstream Hollywood film,The Learning Tree; and Essence Magazine. Dorothy and Bill Curry are the honorary chairmen, and Dr. Bernard Franklin will serve as […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – Auction

St. Teresa’s Academy will host its 2012 auction, Swinging on a Star, on November 17th at the school. The evening will feature both live and silent auctions, where guests will have the chance to bid on more than 800 exciting gifts. There will also be a gourmet dinner and a raffle with a grand prize of […]

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In The Spotlight –  Kristin and Dr. Andrew Armstrong

       Kristin and Dr. Andrew Armstrong, chairmen[/one_half] The 14th Candlelight Ball will be hosted by The Research Foundation at the Overland Park Sheraton on November 3rd. The black-tie gala will feature a cocktail reception, five-course dinner and dancing to The Dave Stephens Band. Kristin and Dr. Andrew Armstrong are the chairmen. Also featured in the […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN

The UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Kemper Gala is sure to be an exciting evening. The Gala will take place on October 13th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and features an Uptown and a Downtown experience. Guests will begin the Uptown evening in the Kemper Museum with glamorous decor and dinner by Cafe Sebastienne, and then end the evening […]

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Ozanam – Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala began 29 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 6th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Sharon and Don Greenwood are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Matt Nordhus will serve […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Janice Keller Williams

Janice Keller Williams has been committing a great deal of her time to the Love Fund for Children for the past three years. She has served as the silent auction committee chairman for theLove Fund Golf Classic and the Firehouse Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. Janice loves knowing that her work makes a difference in the lives […]

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Healthy U

Healthy U is a signature program through the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, that focuses on building a healthier Kansas City through programs on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget and fitness programming. The Junior League of Kansas City’s Holiday Mart will provide proceeds for Healthy U and other children’s fitness and nutrition […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Jeanette Pregner

Jeanette Prenger has been a dedicated volunteer for Junior Achievement of Middle America (JA) for the past six years. JA is dedicated to providing students with education about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Jeanette currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors for JA.  She enjoys being part of an organization that […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Dr. Jim Maliszewski

The children at Spofford have greatly benefited from the kindness of Dr. Jim Maliszewski. Dr. Mal, as the kids call him, started The Spofford Breakfast Club, which brings colleagues and family members together to serve up a pancake breakfast for the children. He also organizes many events for the children including sending them to the theater, […]

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