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2023 BOTAR Reveal

Members of the BOTAR Class of 2023 gathered at Margaux Blackwell’s beautiful home for the BOTAR Reveal event on August 24th. They had a great time – and left knowing who their escorts would be. Margaux served as an event co-chairman, along with Lauren Sotos. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 28th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Nancy Freeman Wilkerson is this year’s BOTAR president. 

Committee Members: Allie Dillingham, Ava Selzer, Maddie Sutherland, Lexie Rasby, Margaux Blackwell, co-chairman and host; Caroline Young, Katie Drisko, and Cat Wilkerson (out of camera range) Lauren Sotos, co-chairman; and Carolyn Huggins
Caroline Hunter, Caroline Reid, Caroline Hausman, and Katherine Hummel
Katherine Mulhern, Meredith Norden, Sarah Grimm, and Audrey O’Shaughnessy
Mary Sullivan, Caroline Stuckey, Isabella Zanone, and Gabrielle Staker

Featured in the September 16, 2023 issue of The Independent.


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…