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26 Issues

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

EVENT EXTRAS

Amy Barickman – Enchanted Makeovers

Amy Barickman‘s new book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun launched on September 2nd with an event at the Kansas City Public Library and a reception at the Simpson House.  A percentage of book sales that evening benefited Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that transforms shelters for women and children into places of […]

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Helzberg Collections – Grand Opening

Helzberg Collections™ celebrated the grand opening of its flagship store on the Country Club Plaza on October 7th.  Many guests joined in for the unveiling of the dramatic new store setting and to meet Olympic gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill, as she debuted her exclusive Love, Help and Hope Collection™.  Proceeds from the event benefited Susan G. Komen® for […]

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61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball

The 61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball was held on October 16th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The evening was nothing less than spectacular — guests were blown away by the beautiful decor, delicious dinner and the traditional BOTAR waltz.  (Not to mention the dresses this year were absolutely stunning!)  A big congratulations goes […]

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Bike 4 the Brain

The fifth annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) community-wide bike ride/run/walk to raise awareness about mental illness will be held on Septermber 6th at the Johnson County Mental Health Center.  B4B is affiliated with Mental Health America of the Heartland and all funds raised from the event will support local not-for-profit organizations that help people […]

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NorthCare Hospice House

Over 200 guests attended An Intimate Reception for The NorthCare Hospice House on June 24th.  The hosts of the lovely event were Patty Garney and Sandra Aust.  Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, made donations and shopped for items to give to the Hospice House, all while the NorthCare Hospice music group entertained on piano and flute. Also featured […]

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Basketball Boogie – Saturday Night Fever

Everyone channeled their inner ‘Saturday Night Fever’ for Basketball Boogie held on June 11th at the College Basketball Experience in the P&L District.  KU fans reveled in celebrating college sports — and benefiting a good cause, Bill and Cindy’s Assists Foundation.  Cindy and Coach Bill Self served as chairmen.  Guests enjoyed delicious food, star-studded entertainment […]

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Jewel Ball – Outdoor Adventure

The Jewel Ball floor committee rolled up their sleeves and participated in an Outdoor Adventure at William Jewell College on June 5th. Also featured in the July 24th issue of The Independent (Front row) Ellen Cray, Ellen Bolen, Lori Allen, Kim Aliber, and (back row) Debbie Smith salute. (Out of camera range) Jeannette Reintjes     […]

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