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Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Kansas City Chapter – National Philanthropy Day

Nearly 200 guests gathered at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Kansas City Chapter’s celebration of National Philanthropy Day. The November 10th event recognized the impact philanthropy makes in Our Town. The honorees were Susan Belger Angulo, Excellence in Fundraising, Dr. Linda Mitchell, Excellence in Legacy Giving, Dr. Amy Hunkeler and Mary and Dr. John Hunkeler, Spirit of Philanthropy – Family, Jen Kiper, Excellence in Development Operations, Cimone Trysla, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth, and Carlos Ledezma, Cable Dahmer, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business. 

Megan Boos and Dionne Pleasant, AFPKC board members and 2022 National Philanthropy Day co-chairs


Doug Day and Taylor McGowan


Tammy Weinman, Matthew Beem, and Alex Burden


Monica Tiffany, Meggan Rorvig, Becca Cameron, and Maggie Reno

Featured in the January 7, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


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…