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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party was held on May 30th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Janet Russell was the honorary chairman of The Jewel Ball, and Margi Pence served as the chairman.

Also featured in the June 29th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Mary S. Watkins and Mark McDonald

Amy Sachse and Nancy Sachse
Mike and Nancy Thiessen flanked Betsi Waldeck, page.
Kurt Jensen, Andrew Herst and Madeleine Sullivan
Nelson Costello, Maddie Jurden, J.J. Hjalmarson, Maggie Glaze, and Gordie Hamilton
David Hall, Allison Hall and Donald Hall, Jr.
Abbey Jones, Jacqueline Kerr and Allison Hall
Ann Marie Hamilton, Tori Taggart and Janet and Colonel Phil Taggart




War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…