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Kansas City Young Matrons – Installation Day Tea

May 1st was the date for Kansas City Young Matrons’ annual Installation Day Tea. Members enjoyed a lovely brunch hosted by Diane Roth. The new president, Mary Katz, was installed, in addition to the board of directors. Long-standing members were recognized, and Bonne Illig received the Honorable Life Membership award.

New Member Class of 2023-2024: Lane Odle, Betsy Frost, Rebekah Bonde, Johnia Bagby, Susan Toussaint, Sarah Summers, Jennifer Ellis, Lindsey Erickson, Michelle Meurer, Jamie Turner, Joni Rogers, and Karen Osborn


Becky Samuelson and Cindy Bowling received red roses for the most service hours by new members. Lee Harizanoff received a red rose for the most service hours by an active member. (out of camera range) Stephanie Hawn, who was also honored for the most service hours by a new member.


Sally Beal, Lee Harizanoff, and Debbie Papa received yellow roses for the most hours contributed to Civic Affiliates.


Mary Katz, incoming president; MaryJennifer Amato, president-elect; and Joni Siplon, outgoing president

Featured in the June 24, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: John Caulfield and KCYM


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…