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Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball

January 26th was the date for Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball, a benefit for Avenue of Life. Bonne Illig and Martha Miller served as the co-chairmen, and Maureen and Mike Bukaty were the honorary chairmen. Partygoers gathered at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a live auction, entertainment by KOKOMO, and beautiful décor from Studio Dan Meiners.

Ann Martin and Connie Schenke


Mike and Janice McCunniff with Kathy and John Kane


Martha Miller and Bonne Illig, co-chairmen


Nina Hollabaugh and Mary Holland


Diana and James Cusser


Julie and Mitch Maggart


Jill Hartman and Kathy Vigliaturo


Steve and Lisa Garver

Also featured in the March 2, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Roy Inman


Kansas City Zoo – 30th Annual Jazzoo

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MRIGlobal – 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

June 17th was the date for MRIGlobal’s 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, in recognition of its founding in 1944. Civic leaders, current and former members of the board of directors and…

BOTAR – Spring Meeting

The BOTAR committees recently met to plan The BOTAR Ball. The 70th annual event will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.…

Children’s Mercy – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, and Jason Sudeikis were the celebrity hosts for the 10th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, a benefit for pediatric cancer research at…