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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Susan and Chip Schmelzer were the honorary chairmen, and Jana Meyers served as the chairman for Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education on October 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell performed a concert of Broadway favorites with the Kansas City Symphony. […]

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

December 2nd is the date for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ 67th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion. The debutantes and their escorts represent more than 20 local schools in Our Town. (Front row) Julia Atkins, Caroline O’Keefe, Bianca Tucker, Carly Hofmann, Catherine Henne, Colleen Crabtree, Avery Cahill, Mallory Brajkovic, Ellie Miller, Rachel […]

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First Call – Celebration Evening

More than 350 guests gathered for First Call’s Celebration Evening: A Night of Recovery & Hope on September 14th at The Gallery Event Space. Partygoers enjoyed a delicious dinner and an inspiring address from Keynote Speaker Mackenzie Phillips. Brooke and Jeffrey Kuntz served as the chairmen. Proceeds help support the mission of First Call to […]

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Women’s Foundation – We Work for Change

October 3rd was the date for Women’s Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, We Work for Change at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power was the keynote speaker. Christy and Bill Gautreaux and Yvette and Leo Morton were the co-chairmen, and Dana Abraham and Jenny Haile […]

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The Farmer’s House – Fall Feast

The Farmer’s House Farm in Weston, Missouri was the beautiful location for the third annual Fall Feast. Guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening with cocktails, a family-style dinner, beautiful decor, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit The Farmer’s House which helps support the lives of youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. John David […]

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The Family Conservancy – Blue Carpet

September 29th was the date for The Family Conservancy’s sixth annual Blue Carpet event at Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners. Kendra DeMarrias shared her inspiring story of hope and healing, and the Francis Family Foundation was honored with the Betsy Vander Velde award. The Family Conservancy helps children and families achieve a lifetime of […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude 2017

Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2017: Theme and Improvisations was held on September 25th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Guests enjoyed a thrilling performance by pianist Charlie Albright, as well as cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds support Harriman-Jewell Series’ free community programming – Discovery Concerts and Education Events. Clark Morris, Harriman-Jewell Series; […]

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