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Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society – A Musical Evening with Ramona

Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society members enjoyed A Musical Evening with Ramona, featuring the Ballet’s music director, Ramona Pansegrau, on January 18th at the Carriage Club. The evening featured a dessert reception and a program about George Balanchine’s ballet, Jewels, with its captivating music. Guests enjoyed a presentation by Ramona and performances by KCB’s Company Pianist Dr. Jordan Voth, Company Artist Cameron Thomas, and Keith Stanfield, Opus 76 String Quartet. The Ballet’s performances of Jewels will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts from May 10th through the 19th.

Cameron Thomas, Ramona Pansegrau, and Dr. Jordan Voth, all with Kansas City Ballet


Richard Schupp and Marilu Goodyear


Peggy and Andy Beal with Barbara Nash

Featured in the March 9, 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…