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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon was held on May 4th at Lidia’s Kansas City. Members gathered to celebrate the success of the 2022 Lyric Opera Ball, which was held on April 9th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. The new class of Circle members were welcomed, and the 2022-2023 Circle officers were installed. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, beautiful flowers from Studio Dan Meiners, and a wonderful performance by LOKC Resident Artists Aubrey Odle, mezzo-soprano, and Yang Lin, pianist.

Eileen Everett, Elaina Sansone, Kelly Privitera, and Marilyn Gaar


Lucinda Rice-Petrie, Diana Cusser, Jo Anne Dondlinger, and Mary Beth Gentry, 2022-2023 Circle president


Craig Evans, Lyric Opera board of trustees chairman; Mary Leonida, 2021-2022 Circle president; Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera; Trudy Gabriel, and Mary Beth Gentry, 2022-2023 Circle president


Linn Gretzinger, Mary Staton, Nan Chapman, and Katie Delzer

Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Strauss Peyton


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…