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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


Hope House – believe

Abby Mocek and Ken Barnes were the honorary chairmen for believe – illuminating hope. For 30 years in a row, Kris Ketz has been the emcee. The event, a benefit…

BOTAR – Escort Mothers’ Coffee

Tracy and Charlie Tetrick’s lovely home was the setting for the BOTAR Escort Mothers’ Coffee. Mothers gathered on August 15th to learn about the exciting BOTAR season ahead.   Escort…

AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – Golf Classic

AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission’s Golf Classic featured two shotgun start times, entertaining games at various holes, and great raffle items. All the golfers enjoyed a lunch, with prizes and winnings…

Park University – A Night at the Helm

June 12th was the date for A Night at the Helm. The event, a benefit for the Park University Global Warrior Center and School of Business, was held at the…