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MOCSA – Community Luncheon

May 3rd was the date for The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kayla Harrison, the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, was the keynote speaker. Sonya and Jim Nutter hosted the Patrons’ Party.  Jennifer and Chuck Laue and Marny and John Sherman were the honorary co-chairmen, and Kate Mitchell and Karen Miyawaki were the co-chairmen. Ann Abercrombie and Brad Bodamer were the community support committee co-chairmen.

Also featured in the June 1st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Remley

Ron and Kelly Lockton, Beth Gura and Brian Dickert
Jennifer Laue, honorary co-chairman; Julie Donelon, MOCSA; Marny Sherman, honorary co-chairman; Kayla Harrison, keynote speaker; and John Sherman, honorary co-chairman
Melinda Beal, Brian Williams and Steve Metzler and Mary Ann and Mark Hinderks
(Seated) Mike and Marlys Haverty, Michelle Kelly, John Derry, and Nicole Christy (standing) Julie Powell, Ashley Thorne, Doniele Carlson, and Mary Stadler
 Ross and Amy Franken with Melanie and Michael Fenske
(Seated) Colleen Dougherty, Diane Canaday Hesse and Dan Hesse and Debby Ballard (standing) Terry Reintjes, Kim Gailbraith and Deeanne King




Children’s Mercy – Dream Big Day

Children’s Mercy hosted Dream Big Day, a virtual family-friendly festival, celebration, and walk for the community to find answers and hope for kids. The week-long festivities culminated with more than…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Legacy Invitational

September 21st was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s annual Legacy Invitational. Usually held on a full-sized course, Topgolf provided the setting for this socially-distanced event, which…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – 10th Annual Plaza 10K

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Plaza 10K, a benefit for Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, was held on September 13th. Participants were given the option to run virtually or…

Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

Park International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends was held on September 17th at the Boulevard Drive-In. Guests enjoyed beautiful classical music at the reimagined event which featured a pre-recorded…