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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – Community Luncheon

More than 800 guests gathered for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon, which was held on April 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Janelle Williams Melendrez and Jeffrey Bucholtz were the keynote speakers. Ann Abercrombie and Kristin Tyson were the honorary co-chairmen, and Monica Gray was the chairman. Janea and JP Roberts and Denise and William Marshall served as the community support committee co-chairmen. On April 28th, Ann and Kristin hosted the Patrons’ Party at CrossFirst Bank on the Country Club Plaza. Proceeds support MOCSA’s work to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse and to prevent sexual violence in our community. 

(Seated) Kurt Yoder and Scott Lambers (standing) Brad Robbins, Mark Teerink, Nick Rothwell, Troy Osborn, Mayor Peggy Dunn, Dale Finger, and Chuck Supple


(Seated) JoAnn Tognascioli, Joy Steincross, Marilyn Barth, and Susan Tideman (standing) Rebecca Pryor, Delight Davis, Dr. Elisa Silverstein, Stephanie Allen, and Elliott Phillips


(Seated) Lori Fluegel, Laura Curry Sloan, Marvetta Johnson, and Kara Larson (standing) Diane Marty, Elizabeth Danforth, and Jeff Beeson


(Seated) Carolyn Messick, Megan McMullen, Kalinda Calkins, Kimberly Hobbs, and Jen McDonald (standing) Anne Scharf, Denise St. Omer, Lara Krug, and Gelsomina Picariello

Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Adam Vogler


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