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Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC – Human Relations Dinner

Irv Hockaday was honored with the 2018 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award at the Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC’s Human Relations Dinner on November 18th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Kay Barnes, Shirley Bush Helzberg, Herb Kohn, and Pat McCown served as the co-chairmen.

Linda and Terry Ward, Kay Barnes, co-chairman; and John and Marny Sherman


Howard and Vicky Mayer, Crystal Shakur and Imam Jamal Shakur


Ellen and Irv Hockaday, honoree; and Stan Bushman


Mark and Mary Jorgenson


Paul Uhlmann III, Henry W. Bloch and Liz Uhlmann


Bill and Carlene Hall, Don Hall, Jr. and Jill Hall and Maurice Watson


The 2018 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award


Kylee Lambert, Donna Thomason, Kara Strickler, Taylor Burke, and Lucy Donnelly

Also featured in the January 5, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


Phoenix Family – Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever”

April 26th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 16th Annual Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever.” More than 600 guests donned their favorite disco attire and enjoyed the groovy evening in the…

Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and…

KC CARE Health Center – Bloom Air

April 13th was the date for KC CARE Health Center’s Bloom Air event, which was held at the Airline History Museum. James Smith, Mark Sawkin, Damian Lair, and Taylor Gozia…

Powell Gardens – Plant Preview Party and Auction

Powell Gardens recently hosted a Plant Preview Party and Auction to kick off its upcoming season. The festive weekend also featured the Plant Sale, a Fungi & Fermentation event, and…