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First Call – Celebration Evening

Unity Temple on the Plaza was the setting for First Call’s annual Celebration Evening, which was held on September 26th. More than 400 guests gathered for the event that featured Elizabeth Vargas, Emmy Award-winning journalist; in conversation with Lara Moritz. Danielle and John Myers served as chairmen of the event that raised awareness about First Call and substance use disorder as a disease.

Jenn Evans, Elizabeth Vargas, special guest; and Jan Evans


Donogene Mealie and Lara Moritz


Phyllis and Lon Switzer, board member


Nhi Tuggle, LaTanya Dumas, and Marchel Alverson, all with First Call


Board Members Dee Pack and Jeffrey Kuntz with Richard D. Rhyne, board chairman


Cindy Bundschuh, Melissa Saubers, Suzanne Parker, and Erin Lockhard

Also featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent


Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward,…

Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an…

BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello,…

Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary…