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Life Unlimited – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Life Unlimited’s Hats Off to Mothers luncheon will be held on May 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Rachael Sabates is serving as the luncheon chair. The honorees, applauded for balancing family life, personal achievement, and community service, are Lisa Block, Stephanie Freeman, Sandra Lawrence, Laura Perin, Anita Robb, Lynda Robertson, CiCi Rojas, Nancy Sachse, and Penny Still. The Carriage Club was the site for a recent Winter Welcome event. Current and former honorees enjoyed the lovely celebration. Life Unlimited provides support for people with developmental disabilities. 

Andrea Adams, Life Unlimited; Rachael Sabates, luncheon chair; and Julie Edlund, Life Unlimited


(Front row) Marlys Haverty, Shirley Pryor, and SuEllen Fried (back row) Marilyn Littlejohn, Rachael Sabates, luncheon chair; and Julia Irene Kauffman


Julie Edlund, Life Unlimited; addressed the guests.


(Front row) Barbara Spilker, Marilynn Hoover, Ann Kenney, Barbara Godfrey, Tricia Scott, and Sharon Murray (back row) Becky Godfrey, Karen Mische, Lynne Weilert, and Ann Nigro


Ursula Terrasi with Shirley Pryor


Jennifer Ingraham with Dr. Jeanne Drisko

Featured in the March 4, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel


Powell Gardens – 2023 Under A Harvest Moon

This year’s Under A Harvest Moon, a benefit for Powell Gardens, was a special one. Chairman Susan Ambler Spencer created a delightful evening where two special people were honored: Courtney…

UMKC Conservatory – Crescendo Brilliant Together

November 3rd was the date for the UMKC Conservatory’s Crescendo Brilliant Together, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Co-chairs Bev and Erik Elving and Peter…

KidsTLC – Benefit23

KidsTLC hosted Benefit23, a dreamy evening filled with pajamas and a fun celebration (sounds wonderful!) led by Chairmen Sarah and Ryan Owings. With delightful cocktails from J. Rieger & Co.,…

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and New Roots – The Gathering

Teresa Walsh hosted the 11th annual occasion of The Gathering, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and the New Roots program. Missy Kuklenski served as the chairman.…