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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – Community Luncheon

More than 800 guests gathered for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon, which was held on April 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Janelle Williams Melendrez and Jeffrey Bucholtz were the keynote speakers. Ann Abercrombie and Kristin Tyson were the honorary co-chairmen, and Monica Gray was the chairman. Janea and JP Roberts and Denise and William Marshall served as the community support committee co-chairmen. On April 28th, Ann and Kristin hosted the Patrons’ Party at CrossFirst Bank on the Country Club Plaza. Proceeds support MOCSA’s work to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse and to prevent sexual violence in our community. 

(Seated) Kurt Yoder and Scott Lambers (standing) Brad Robbins, Mark Teerink, Nick Rothwell, Troy Osborn, Mayor Peggy Dunn, Dale Finger, and Chuck Supple


(Seated) JoAnn Tognascioli, Joy Steincross, Marilyn Barth, and Susan Tideman (standing) Rebecca Pryor, Delight Davis, Dr. Elisa Silverstein, Stephanie Allen, and Elliott Phillips


(Seated) Lori Fluegel, Laura Curry Sloan, Marvetta Johnson, and Kara Larson (standing) Diane Marty, Elizabeth Danforth, and Jeff Beeson


(Seated) Carolyn Messick, Megan McMullen, Kalinda Calkins, Kimberly Hobbs, and Jen McDonald (standing) Anne Scharf, Denise St. Omer, Lara Krug, and Gelsomina Picariello

Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Adam Vogler


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…