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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


Symphony Ball – Stardust

On March 11th, members of the Symphony Ball Committee gathered at Kate Banks’ lovely home to celebrate the revealing of the plans for this year’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust.” Melanie Fenske…

Grow It And They Will Come: Producing the Produce

Our Town is full of the most innovative, delicious, accessible, and inviting selection of produce and the means by which to achieve healthy sustenance. One need not dig very far…

Home Sweet Home

Residents of Our Town have been staying busy while they practice social distancing. Cheers to the simple things in life! Boy Scout Troop 393 Member Ben P. has been living…

Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

March 5th was the date for the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Carly Fiorina,…