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.

Park University – A Night at the Helm

June 12th was the date for A Night at the Helm. The event, a benefit for the Park University Global Warrior Center and School of Business, was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Melanie and Jim Rine were the honorary chairmen. Vince Clark served as chairman, with Jeanette Prenger, Kimberlee Ried, Kris Flint, and Jim Cornelius as committee members. Laurel Gagnon, a student at the Park University International Center for Music, performed for the guests.


Jim Cornelius, Nathan Marticke, and Bobbie Cornelius


Mark Donovan, Shane Smeed, and Greg Gunderson, Park University


Doug and Terrie Bleam with Jeanette and Kevin Prenger


Kristen and Rusty Mudgett, Joe Privitera, and Charles and Lynn Guastello


Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried, committee member


David Strother, Lisa St. Aubyn, Brenda Clevenger, and Aaron Blair


Posting of the colors

Additional photos featured in the September 14, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Steve Gibson


Hope House – believe

Abby Mocek and Ken Barnes were the honorary chairmen for believe – illuminating hope. For 30 years in a row, Kris Ketz has been the emcee. The event, a benefit…

BOTAR – Escort Mothers’ Coffee

Tracy and Charlie Tetrick’s lovely home was the setting for the BOTAR Escort Mothers’ Coffee. Mothers gathered on August 15th to learn about the exciting BOTAR season ahead.   Escort…

AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – Golf Classic

AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission’s Golf Classic featured two shotgun start times, entertaining games at various holes, and great raffle items. All the golfers enjoyed a lunch, with prizes and winnings…

Young Friends of Art – Mimosas & Mulligans

On August 3rd, Mimosas & Mulligans took place on the South Lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, hosted by the Young Friends of Art. Janeane Thompson served as the…