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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Snow Ball Kickoff Meeting

Committee members for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Snow Ball recently attended this season’s Kickoff Meeting at Indian Hills Country Club. The guest speakers were Lauren Solidum, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, and April, a graduate of the organization’s St. Rita program. Pam and Kevin Kramer are serving as the 2023 Snow Ball presidents. The 49th annual event will be held on January 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center.

Pat McAnany, Craig Gaffney, Mary Jean Podrebarac, and Rich Teahan


Kevin and Pam Kramer, 2023 Snow Ball presidents; with Donna and Mark Teahan, 2022 Snow Ball presidents

Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.


Powell Gardens – 2023 Under A Harvest Moon

This year’s Under A Harvest Moon, a benefit for Powell Gardens, was a special one. Chairman Susan Ambler Spencer created a delightful evening where two special people were honored: Courtney…

UMKC Conservatory – Crescendo Brilliant Together

November 3rd was the date for the UMKC Conservatory’s Crescendo Brilliant Together, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Co-chairs Bev and Erik Elving and Peter…

KidsTLC – Benefit23

KidsTLC hosted Benefit23, a dreamy evening filled with pajamas and a fun celebration (sounds wonderful!) led by Chairmen Sarah and Ryan Owings. With delightful cocktails from J. Rieger & Co.,…

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and New Roots – The Gathering

Teresa Walsh hosted the 11th annual occasion of The Gathering, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and the New Roots program. Missy Kuklenski served as the chairman.…