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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2023 Jewel Ball season on June 1st at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s Debutantes, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball, and Escorts were introduced to representatives from the Kansas City Symphony and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, beneficiaries of The Jewel Ball. Guests enjoyed a rehearsal with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Connie Mendolia and Pauline Henne served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. 

Jewel Ball Honorary Chairman Joan Marsh, Jewel Ball Chairman Anne Russ, and Jewel Ball Vice Chairman Holly Milledge


Spencer Hendren with Drs. Gina and John Hendren


Bob Tinsman, Lauren Tinsman, and Kristen Tinsman


Susan Himmelstein, Abby Himmelstein, and Paul Himmelstein


Max Patterson with Kristin and Evan Patterson



Warren and Jenny Erdman, Alex Shapiro, Kansas City Symphony; and Anne Russ, Jewel Ball chairman


Jewel Ball Pages Adele Bloss and Lucy Jager toasted the day!


Erika Dickey with Tate Posten, Chapin Woods, Spencer Hendren, and Max Patterson


The Kansas City Symphony



Featured in the June 24, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Wirken Photography


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