Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Spring Luncheon

The Savoy At 21c was the site for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Host Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the May 12th event, which featured beautiful floral arrangements from Craig Sole. Guild President Peggy Beal welcomed the guests, and Jeffrey J. Bentley and Devon Carney, both with Kansas City Ballet, gave an update on the upcoming Ballet season. Peggy installed the 2022-2023 Guild Board and passed the gavel to her successor, Incoming President Melissa Ford.

(Front row) Felicia Bondi, Pauline Henne, Sunday Siragusa, Sandy Jackson, and Susan Bubb (back row) Shawn Conwell, Angela Hudson, Whitney Hosty, Megan Bubb, and Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet


2022-2023 Guild Board Members: Mark Sappington, Judith Unruh, Craig Sole, Cindy Wurm, Laura Mullin, Dana Koehn, Jo Anne Dondlinger, host; Angela Moore, Lisa Sirridge, Barbara Spilker, Penelope Vrooman, Carolyn Price, Peggy Beal, 2021-2022 president; Karen Yungmeyer, Susan Sands, Cyndi James, Maki Brown, Gina Harrison, Melissa Ford, 2022-2023 president; Julia Kim-Malter, Jeanie Murphy, Angela Walker, and Anna Ruhl


Melissa Ford, 2022-2023 president


Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Paul Anderson


The Kansas City Symphony – Spring Luncheon

The Kansas City Symphony League held its annual Spring Luncheon on May 11th at The River Club. Jenny Erdman and Silvy Brookby were the co-hosts for the event, and Symphony…

The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2022 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd. The festive event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Lauri…

The Belles of the American Royal – 2022 BOTAR President

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce that Amy Ball Polen will serve as the BOTAR president for 2022. Amy is a BOTAR, class of 1991. In…

The Folly Theater – Folly Golf Tournament

The Folly Theater’s annual Folly Golf Tournament was held on May 23rd at Oakwood Country Club. Alex Solorio served as the chairman. Golfers enjoyed a bagpipe serenade for the early…