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The Independent’s 2022 Top Ten Party

More than 200 guests gathered for The Independent’s Top Ten Party on February 16th at the 1900 Building. Our Town’s strong commitment to philanthropy was on display at the celebration as the Top Ten Events of 2022 and The Independent’s 2023 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom Jacqueline Kerr print of Kansas City. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails and delectable fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and beautiful décor from Craig Sole Designs.

Susan Belger Angulo, HappyBottoms; Robin Levine, Jewish Community Center; and Kristal Ronnebaum

 

Ryan and Sarah Owings

 

Kristal and Joe Ronnebaum

 

Tracy Mattis and Jen Simpson, KidsTLC

 

2023 Class of Rising Stars Amy Guerich, Sarah Owings, Will Block, Anna Bazan-Munguia, Chris Stibbs, Moira Holland, and Kristal Ronnebaum

 

Rising Stars: (Front row) Mark Mattison, 2019; Sarah Owings, 2023; Anna Bazan-Munguia, 2023; Moira Holland, 2023; Kimberly Wilkerson, 2015; and Keith Stanfield, 2022 (back row) Gene Willis, 2022; India Williams, 2020; Amy Guerich, 2023; Will Block, 2023: Chris Stibbs, 2023; Kristal Ronnebaum, 2023; and Missy Andeel, 2022

 

India Williams with Rachel Falcon, The Independent

 

Pablo Munguia, Kristi Hutchison, BBBSKC; India Williams, and Erica Ostroski, BBBSKC

 

Christie Montague, Christina Fenwick, Moira Holland, Beth Felski, and Kim Engle

 

Garen Armstrong and Jackie McMahon, American Heart Association

 

Vanessa Figg, Amy Stoll, and Dr. Jason Drummond, Down Syndrome Innovations

 

Emily Sanger, Heather Pluard, and Mina Steen (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

 

Bob Hamlin, Haley Bowman, and Matt Armstrong, Boy Scouts of America

 

Shanelle Varone and Ashley Lopez Anguiano, Children’s Mercy

 

Madeline Romious and Ned O’Connor (Police Foundation of GKC)

 

Nicole Hill, Amy Meara, and Ashley Rieke (Catholic Education Foundation)

 

Alexandria Davis, Lindsay Smither, and Kerry Gentry Hartnett (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas)

 

Carli Good and Chris Stibbs

 

Anna Bazan-Mungia and Kathy Lutz Dusenbery

 

Paige Engle, Christie Montague, Chris Stibbs, and Moira Holland

 

Dr. Caroline Danda, The Invisible Riptide; and Kristal Ronnebaum

 

Anna Bazan-Mungia and Kristi Hutchison

 

Paige Engle, Maddie Trofholz, Brittany Davis, Jordan Cronan, and Riley Jimenez, BBBSKC

 

Craig Wallace, Moira Holland, and Kim Young

 

Matt Armstrong, Haley Bowman, and Bob Hamlin, Boy Scouts of America

 

Mark Mattison, UMKC Foundation; and Amy Guerich

Featured in the March 4, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel and Tom Styrkowicz

 

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