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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

Robin and Scott Boswell and Lisa and Mike Hagedorn were the co-chairmen, and members of the Kemper family served as the honorary co-chairmen of the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s fourth annual Night at the Tower on September 15th. More than 500 guests enjoyed the one-of-a-kind experience, complete with cocktails, eclectic fare, an exclusive auction, and a program experience featuring interactive entertainment and access to the Main Gallery.

Honorary Co-chairman Christine Kemper, Capital Campaign co-chairman; and Thomas and Mary Beth Butch, Capital Campaign co-chairmen


Caleb Jackson and Julia Fields Jackson, honorary co-chairmen; Linda Nicholson, Michael Fields, honorary chairman; and Brad Nicholson


Board Member Kent Sunderland received the 2018 Hartsook Growing Philanthropy Award from Matt Beem.


Jonathan Kemper, honorary co-chairman; Jim and Stacy Bernard and Scott Boswell, co-chairman


SuEllen Fried, Jeannine Strandjord, Barbara Nelson, and Van Wolbach

Additional photos featured in the October 27, 2018 issue of The Independent



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