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The HALO Foundation – HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction

February 28th was the date for The HALO Foundation’s 15th annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction. Annie and Ryan Anderson and Katrina and John Scott served as the honorary co-chairmen of the event, which was held at The Abbott. Several awards were presented, including Michelle Heath-Fisher and Todd Lowenstein, Volunteers of the Year; Mary Kemper Wolf and the HALO Advocate Board, Advocates of the Year; Julie Arnold, Artist of the Year; and Veronica Beard and the Haverty Family Foundation, Supporters of the Year. HALO works to provide housing, healing, and education to more than 1,400 homeless and at-risk children around the world.

Mayor Quinton Lucas and Nicole Gerken, HALO


Robyn Sheehy, Matt Sheehy, Brooke Runnion, and Ben Stelter-Embry


Guests listened to remarks from Rebecca Welsh, founder.


2020 Volunteers of the Year Michelle Heath-Fisher and Todd Lowenstein and 2020 Artist of the Year Julie Arnold


Kurt Wolfe, Valerie Saulsbury-Effertz, Erica Cohen, and Paul Cohen


Honorary Co-chairmen John and Katrina Scott and Annie and Ryan Anderson

Additional photos featured in the April 18, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Tina Morrison Photography and HALO


Home Sweet Home

Residents of Our Town have been staying busy while they practice social distancing. Cheers to the simple things in life! Boy Scout Troop 393 Member Ben P. has been living…

Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

March 5th was the date for the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Carly Fiorina,…

Sherwood Autism Center – Beat The Blues

Blue was the color of the evening at Sherwood Autism Center’s Beat The Blues party. The third annual event was held at The Abbott. Mandy and Ryan Gray served as…

The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Extraordinary Measures

As the well-known saying goes, “extraordinary times call for … extraordinary measures.” There is no debate regarding the challenges of the times we are living through now, in the 21st…