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Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball

Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball was held on March 9th at the Overland Park Marriott. The event, a benefit for Inclusion Connections, featured a “There’s No Base Like Home,” theme. Partygoers enjoyed a signature cocktail, a wine, Bourbon, and purse pull, a live auction, and dancing. Jennifer and Rex Hudler were the honorary chairs, and Julie Cain and Shelly McVay served as the co-chairs. Toby Cook was the emcee. Proceeds support Inclusion Connections’ mission of serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bill and Shelly McVay, Ball co-chair; and Ball Co-chair Julie and John Cain


Lundy Joyce and Joni Etherington


Peggy Beal, Gigi Rose, and Melinda Frenzen


Singers from Inclusion Connections with Jennifer Hudler, honorary chair


Rod Crawford, announcer

Featured in the May 18, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Caulfield Photos


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…