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Center for Practical Bioethics – Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner for the Center for Practical Bioethics was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on April 9th. Julie and Wayne Carter were the honorary chairmen. The 2019 Vision to Action Award was presented to Lisa and Jim Spigarelli. The keynote speaker was Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. (He’s a hometown boy – and a Barstow grad!) There were videos on the impact of the Center, as well as a memorial tribute to Dr. Richard Payne, who was the John B. Francis chairman prior to his death in January.

Dick and Sandra Mellinger with Linda and George Parkins


Jo Rowe, Sierra Miller, and Anna Venardi, raffle ticket sellers; with Jamie Metzl, keynote speaker


Barbara and Dr. John Yeast


Dr. Sandra Stites, board chairman; Jamie Metzl, keynote speaker; and Sierra Stites

Also featured in the May 11, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


The Children’s Place – Angels’ Gala

April 6th was the date for the Angel Board’s Angels’ Gala, a benefit for The Children’s Place, which was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.…

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

More than 1,400 guests enjoyed Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out event at the Overland Park Convention Center. The April 12th gala featured a fabulous…

Rockhurst University – Leadership Series

March 26th was the date for the Rockhurst University Leadership Series. The seventh annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joe Montana, NFL…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques Patrons’ Party

New York Times best-selling author and Kansas City native Gretchen Rubin signed copies of her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize to Make Room for More Happiness…