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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 28th annual Kids Night Out

Thomas Rhett took the stage for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s 28th annual Kids Night Out celebration on April 13th at the Overland Park Convention Center! Board Member Andy Burczyk led the fun-filled night as event chair. More than 1,600 guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, presentations, and dancing the night away to the fabulous music of Thomas Rhett. Proceeds support the Clubs to provide top-quality programs and great futures to more than 1,000 area youth each day.

John and Kathy Nesselrode, Jeff Wagner, Shauna Olson, and Heather Wagner


Jason Roth, Boys & Girls Clubs of GKC; with Shelagh Montgomery and Bill Schafer


(Seated) Board Chair Scott and Mandy McVicker, Leigh and Steve Eck, and Dustin and Lindsey Walton (standing) Craig and Lauren Hulse and Maggie and Robert Streb


Casee Eisele celebrated her win in the live auction!


(Seated) Jackie Burczyk, Connie Cargin, Trisha Hunt, Tom Cargin, Doug Hunt, and Shaun Oglesby (standing) Event Chair Andy Burczyk, board member; Drew and Andrea Burczyk, and Nicole Oglesby


Tina Schier, Thomas Rhett, special guest performer; and Rick Schier

Featured in the May 18, 2024 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…