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Rising Star Reflections – Trudy Gabriel

[/one_half] From the Rising Star Class of 2010, Trudy Gabriel is one of Our Town’s treasured volunteers. In 1996, she retired from Hallmark after 34 years, and began her “second career” as a volunteer. Her first volunteer experience was as a docent for the Kansas City Zoo. Since then, she has served on the boards […]

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Marillac – Enchanted Evening gala

The 20th annual Enchanted Evening gala will feature cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. The November 16th event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center, and Dr. Sharon Cain and Dr. William Gabrielli are the co-chairmen. Proceeds support the children families of Marillac. Also featured in the September 29th issue of The […]

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In The Spotlight – Marissa Brown and Kris Marriott-Calovich

Co-chairmen Marissa Brown and Kris Marriott-Calovich are looking forward to greeting guests at the 18th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon on December 1st at The Westin Crown Center Hotel. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch and silent auction. There will be a performance of the Kansas City Ballet’sNutcrackerat the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts following the […]

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Greater Kansas City American Red Cross – Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series

The Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series Steering Committee recently gathered at the lovely home of Jill Dean to assemble more than 3,500 invitations for the 2012 Speaker Series event featuring Mary Matalin and James Carville, set for October 23rd at the Folly Theater. Diane and Bob Johnson are the honorary chairmen and they will receive special recognition […]

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In the Spotlight – Leo E. Morton

Leo E. Morton, honoree Leo E. Morton will receive the Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award from The Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee. This prestigious award is given to someone who inspires the citizens of our community and exemplifies great leadership and tremendous community activism. The award will be given at the Human Relations Dinner on […]

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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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