×
Subscribe

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 INDEPENDENT’S TOP TEN EVENTS OF 2016

More than 200 guests celebrated at The Independent’s Top Ten Party on February 16th at the beautiful 1900 Building. Our Town’s deep commitment to philanthropy was on display as the Top Ten Events of 2016 and The Independent’s 2017 Class of Rising Stars were announced.

The Top Ten Events of 2016

10.
Jewish Community Center
KC SuperStar

9.
Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

8.
Wayside Waifs
Fur Ball

7.
Catholic Education Foundation
Gaudeamus

6.
St. Teresa’s Academy
Academy 150 Gala

5.
Avila University
40th Annual Steer Dinner & Auction

4.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Kids Night Out with Brad Paisley

3.
Children’s Mercy
12th Annual Red Hot Night

2.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Treads & Threads

1. 
Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas
42nd Annual Snow Ball


The Top Five Luncheons of 2016

5.
Women’s Employment Network
WEN Annual Luncheon

4.
MOCSA
Community Luncheon

3.
The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri
7th Annual Civic Luncheon

2.
Heart of America Council Boy Scouts
2016 Patron Luncheon

1.
City Union Mission
Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City


The Top Five Golf Events of 2016

 5.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
Trent Green Golf Classic

4.
Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
Golf Baby Golf!

3.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Legacy Golf Tournament

2.
First Hand Foundation
First Hand Foundation Golf Tournament

1.
Liberty Fruit Company
Liberty Fruit Company Golf Tournament


The Top Five Walk/Run Events of 2016

5.
Children’s TLC
Groundhog Run

4.
AIDS Service Foundation of Greater KC
28th Annual AIDS WALK Kansas City

3.
First Downs for Down Syndrome
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

2.
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
CCVI Trolley Run

1.
Head For The Cure
Head For The Cure 5K


The Top Five Multi-Day Events of 2016

5.
Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
Holiday Mart 2016

4.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Man & Woman of The Year

3.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake

2.
Children’s Mercy
7th Annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

1.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
ShuttleCork


The Top Ten Nationally Sponsored Events of 2016

10.
March of Dimes
Kansas City March for Babies

9.
Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City
Race for the Cure

8.
JDRF
JDRF One Walk

7.
Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter
Walk to End Alzheimer’s

6.
American Heart Association
Heart Walk

5.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Light the Night Walk

4.
American Heart Association
Go Red For Women Luncheon

3.
American Heart Association
Heart Ball

2.
The National MS Society
Bike MS: Kansas City

1.
JDRF
JDRF Dream Gala

 

Also featured in the February 16, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel 

 

Features

Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America – Patron Luncheon

March 5th was the date for Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Patron Luncheon. Doug Price served as chairman of the March 5th event, which was held at…

Benedictine College – 49th Annual Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Colleen and Kevin O’Malley served as the co-chairmen for Benedictine College’s 49th Annual Scholarship Ball. The February 29th event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center.…

Horizon Academy – Bayou Bash 2020

Nearly 500 guests gathered for Horizon Academy’s Bayou Bash 2020. The February 29th event was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Partygoers enjoyed a Cajun-inspired dinner, silent…

Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

March 1st was the date for Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Anita and Dean Newton served as the chairmen for the 33rd anniversary event, which was held at…