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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude

On September 24th, the Harriman-Jewell Series celebrated its 48th Season at Prelude. Guests gathered at Indian Hills Country Club and enjoyed a silent auction, elegant dinner and a performance by Itomar Zorman, violin winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Richard Harriman Prelude Arts Award was presented to Roswitha and Ken Schaffer. Linda and Dr. Tony Landers were the honorary chairmen, and Gretchen Jacobson served as the chairman.

Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Don Ipock

Anne Elsberry, Maggie Ingram, Beth Ingram, and Ginger Frost
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Dr. Larry and Gretchen Jacobson, chairman; Ken and Roswitha Schaffer, honorees; and Linda and Dr. Tony Landers, honorary chairmen Ursula Terrasi, Trudy Gabriel, and Maureen and Richard Durwood
Jackie and John Middelkamp, Jane Chu, Gary and Anita Robb, and Gretchen Jacobson



Children’s Mercy – Dream Big Day

Children’s Mercy hosted Dream Big Day, a virtual family-friendly festival, celebration, and walk for the community to find answers and hope for kids. The week-long festivities culminated with more than…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Legacy Invitational

September 21st was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s annual Legacy Invitational. Usually held on a full-sized course, Topgolf provided the setting for this socially-distanced event, which…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – 10th Annual Plaza 10K

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Plaza 10K, a benefit for Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, was held on September 13th. Participants were given the option to run virtually or…

Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

Park International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends was held on September 17th at the Boulevard Drive-In. Guests enjoyed beautiful classical music at the reimagined event which featured a pre-recorded…