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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


BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…

The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball will be held on November 23rd at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson are the honorary chairmen,…

Park University – Stanislav & Friends

Honorary Chairmen Edith and Benny Lee received the First Annual Maestro Award from Greg Gunderson, Park University; at Stanislav & Friends on September 20th. The event was held on stage…