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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller are the honorary chairs for Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry, which will be held on April 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The 24th annual event will celebrate the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s “Year of Great Decisions,” 1948, which paved the road for lasting constitutional democracies worldwide and new freedoms here at home. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg are serving as the event chairs. Doris Kearns Goodwin will be the featured speaker, and Admiral Michelle J. Howard will be honored with the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Proceeds support the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. 

Alex Burden, Truman Library Institute; Tyler and Leigh Nottberg, event chairs; and Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller, honorary chairs

Featured in the February 4, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald


Cristo Rey Kansas City – 17th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Cathy and Chip Toth are serving as the honorary chairs for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s 17th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, “A Red Carpet Extravaganza.” Susan Spencer, Christy…

Celebrating Black History with KC Melting Pot Theatre

KC Melting Pot Theatre strives to create a public sphere where the contributions of emerging and established Black playwrights can be shared in an enriching community environment. It works toward building…


Kansas City’s performing arts organizations have taken to heart the national push toward diversity and inclusion, and their commitment is reflected in this spring’s performances. Rarely have we seen such…

Celebrating Black History with Kansas City G.I.F.T. 

“What if 15,000 people each donated $10?” This question, fueled by Brandon Calloway’s vision for economic prosperity in the Black community, is the foundation of the innovative organization called G.I.F.T.—Generating…