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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Party

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Party was held on November 29th at The American. Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman was the host. With festive food, drink, and decor, guests eagerly anticipated the Nutcracker Ball, which was held two evenings later.

Bill and Carolyn Parkerson, Jack Rowe, and Nanette and Ken Lippincott



Lisa Hickok and Brian McCallister, Marilyn Gaar, Melissa Ford and Eric Molloy, and Barbara Storm


Chris Cornwell, Dana Koehn, Carl and Lynne Weilert, and Cindy and Robert Hisle


George and Francis Gerritz, Cyndi James, Guild president; Melinda and Darold Frenzen, and Hank and Mary Beth Hershey


Anna and John Allen with Sarah Nelson and Jesse Pedraza


Edward Milbank and Patricia Scott


(Seated) Kathi Brink, Nancy Kraft, Peggy Jones, Diana Percy, and Karen Lordi (standing) Denise Minut, Courtney Jones, Rick Kraft, and Honorary Ball Chairmen Dennis Marker and Susan Lordi Marker


Featured in the January 13, 2024 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson Photography


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…