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Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri – Tough Cookies

October 27th was the date for Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri’s Tough Cookies. Joni Wickham and Sly James served as the co-chairs. The event brought individuals together in a community conversation with an hour-long presentation about developing strong, resilient, and confident girls in today’s world. Guests enjoyed listening to a teen panel of Girl Scouts and remarks from Keynote Speaker Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald. A lovely cocktail reception was held afterward. 

Joni Wickham, co-chair; Troy Lillebo, Curt Crespino, and Joy Wheeler, Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri


Jan Frankenberg, Cynthia Ryan, Renny Arensberg, Katie Arensberg, Alexis Donley Brown, Susan Jarrold, and Peg Donley


Madie Waite, Beth Collins, Aaron Fulk, and Allyson Summers


Megan Stephens and Lisa Correu


Co-chairs Sly James and Joni Wickham


Noor Haideri, Marissa Johnson, Emily Nitz, Caroline Place, Alissa Harris, and Ella Swanson


Shanita Bryant, Julie O’Neill, Keli O’Neill Wenzel, and Pat O’Neill

Featured in the November 26, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Alyssa Broadus


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…