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Kansas City Young Matrons – Civics and Honoring Day

Kansas City Young Matrons’ annual Civics and Honoring Day was held on October 2nd. The membership gathered to honor the president, past presidents, silver members, life members, and honorary members, in addition to a special presentation to Lucinda Rice-Petrie for leading Heritage Hikes. The Merry Matrons entertained the group with a song to introduce the gala to be held in March of 2024, where the beneficiary will be Inclusion Connections. 

Merry Matrons: Gay Tedder, Marcy Henderson, Edie Downing, and Julie Maggart


Magic Ball Co-chairmen Julie Cain and Shelly McVay


Magic Ball Co-chairmen Julie Cain and Shelly McVay flanked Debbie Horn, of Inclusion Connections, Ball beneficiary.


Special Award winner Lucinda Rice-Petrie with Lundy Joyce

Featured in the November 11, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: John Caulfield


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…