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TMC Charitable Foundation – 4th Annual White Coat Gala

More than 800 guests attended TMC Charitable Foundation’s ILLUMINATE – 4th Annual White Coat Gala on April 18th. Toni and Phil Sanders and Dr. Valerie Chow and The Honorable Jon Gray served as co-chairmen. Proceeds support Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City’s only – and the region’s largest – academic safety-net health system.

Paul Gutierrez, Val Bassham, and Dylan Bassham



Aja James, Hannah Bassham, Georgina Luckie, Zulema Bassham, Ana Rogler, Jen DeMeyer, and Brittany Matthews


Alexandra Tobin, Isabel Tobin, Mitchell Tobin, Chris Brown, and Trevor Tobin


Mayor Sly James, Charlie Shields, Truman Medical Centers; The Honorable Brenda Shields, and Kent Sunderland

Additional photos featured in the June 8, 2019 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


The Jewel Ball Prelude Party

June 6th was the date for The Jewel Ball Prelude Party, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The festive event kicked off the 2019 Jewel…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

May 9th was the date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale. Tracy Link and Ashley Gulledge were the named 2019 Man &…

Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the spot where the Truman Library Institute’s 20th annual Wild About Harry took place on May 2nd. Former Secretary of…

JDRF – Dream Gala

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the setting for the JDRF Dream Gala on May 4th. The Rick and Cathy Baier Foundation hosted the event, which…