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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 Independent’s Rising Stars

Each year, community members and subscribers nominate various Kansas Citians to be chosen for The Independent’s Class of Rising Stars. From these nominations, The Independent selects a class of dedicated volunteers as that year’s Rising Stars. These Rising Stars are passionate about philanthropic fundraising, volunteerism, and community awareness. Their leadership style is effective, creative, and impactful. Each Rising Star serves as an example to others in Kansas City and beyond. The Rising Stars are celebrated at a private reception in February, throughout the year in the magazine, and on social media. 

We will announce our 2024 Class of Rising Stars in the February 24, 2024 issue.
To view a list of previous Rising Stars, click here.

2025 Rising Star Submission Form