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JDRF – Dream Gala

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the setting for the JDRF Dream Gala on May 4th. The Rick and Cathy Baier Foundation hosted the event, which featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and Fund A Cure. This year’s event raised more than two million dollars to transform the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes.

Jeanette Prenger with Becky and Brett Gordon


Jeff Lamberti, Lance Gorsuch, Jim Hennahane, Jay Rick, Patrick Pheffer, Angela Klappa, Nan Whalen, Lisa Gorsuch, Anne Lamberti, and Rhonda Hennahane


Laura Fey, Anita Newton, Lynn McIntosh, and Chrys Sullivan


Dennis and Debi Eskie with Erin and Fred Merrill

Also featured in the June 22, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Gary Rohman Photography


Royals Charities – Diamond of Dreams

Kauffman Stadium was the setting for Diamond of Dreams, hosted by Royals Charities and the Glass family, on June 10th. Ben Aken was the chairman. Guests enjoyed appearances by current…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Legacy Invitational

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s Legacy Invitational events were held on May 20th at Loch Lloyd Golf Course and on June 3rd at The National Golf Club. Guests enjoyed…

The Jewel Ball – Gentlemen’s Serenade

The Jewel Ball Gentlemen’s Serenade was held on June 9th at Mission Hills Country Club. Ellen and Dan Bolen, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball Serenade chairman, planned the festive event,…

Folly Theater – Eat, Drink & Be Jolly for the Folly!

The fifth annual Eat, Drink & Be Jolly for the Folly! was held at the lovely Hyde Park home of Brian Williams, Folly Theater. The garden party featured summery cocktails,…