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.

The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event

The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event was held on October 13th at The Abbott. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live music, a wine pull, and silent and live auctions. Sly James was honored with the Betsy Vander Velde Award, recognizing commitment to improving the lives of children and families. Proceeds support the organization to empower Kansas City to raise happy, healthy, and educated children.

Ryan and Tricia Clement


Jennifer Bass with her winning raffle prize


Alexis Burns, Fran Spearman, and Larissa Boyice, all with The Family Conservancy


Jenny Faught, board member; and Kristin Cargin


Lindy and Ben Mantooth


(Front row) Stacy Mayer and Lauren Ellenbecker (back row) Lauren Koval, Krystle Espinoza, Jocelyn Mourning, The Family Conservancy; Pan Leung, Kirsten Persley, and Chris Meier

Featured in the November 25, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Tom Bradley Photography and Amanda Wood Photography



The Independent – 125 Years of Tradition

“The modernity of yesterday is the tradition of today, and the modernity of today will be tradition tomorrow.” Jose Andres Tradition is a beautiful thread that weaves itself throughout the…

Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society – A Musical Evening with Ramona

Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society members enjoyed A Musical Evening with Ramona, featuring the Ballet’s music director, Ramona Pansegrau, on January 18th at the Carriage Club. The evening featured a…

The Independent’s 2023 Top Ten Party

The cosmos was full of bright Rising Stars and Top Ten winners, as more than 200 guests gathered to celebrate with The Independent at the 1900 Building on February 22nd.…

Kansas City University – Deron Cherry

Kansas City University would like to celebrate and honor Deron Cherry, co-founder and 30-year benefactor of Score 1 for Health. The program was established in 1993 and provides free health…