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Life Unlimited – Hats Off to Mothers

May 11th was the date for Hats Off to Mothers, a benefit for Life Unlimited, which was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The event recognizes mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement, and service to our community. Lisa Block, Stephanie Freeman, Sandra Lawrence, Laura Perin, Anita Robb, Lynda Robertson, CiCi Rojas, Nancy Sachse, and Penny Still were honored this year. Rachael Sabates served as the event chair. Guests enjoyed a reception, luncheon, raffle, and a special program. Life Unlimited’s mission is to support people with developmental disabilities as they experience life with unlimited possibilities.

Jenny Ryan, Sharon Rathbun, and Susan Bubb


Mark Bertrand and Julie Edlund, both with Life Unlimited; Rachael Sabates, Luncheon chair; and Andrea Adams, Life Unlimited


Lynne Weilert, Jackie Stokes, and Carolyn Hanson


Karen Mische, Jackie Middelkamp, and Tricia Scott


Honorees CiCi Rojas, Lynda Robertson, Penny Still, Lisa Block, Sandra Lawrence, Laura Perin, Anita Robb, Nancy Sachse, and Stephanie Freeman


Liz Maday, Georgina Herrera Luckie, Julie McCann, Ann Long, Mandy Burditt, Zulema Bassham, Benefactor Party host; Amy Volini, Gina Penner, Trish Mayer, and Rachael Sabates, Luncheon chair

Featured in the June 24, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: David Riffel


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Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

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Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

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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…