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MOCSA – The 2023 Chiefs Charity Game

The Chiefs Charity Game, which was held on August 26th, continues a long-standing commitment of supporting the local community. The annual event, created by Lamar Hunt and continued by the Hunt family, was first held in 1985. This year’s beneficiary was MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). MOCSA has been the beneficiary for three years in a row, and $1.4 million has been raised for the organization during that time. Proceeds are earmarked to assist MOCSA in expanding education and prevention programs in local schools.

Tom Wagers, Julie Donelon, MOCSA; and Clark and Tavia Hunt


(Front row) Hattie Saltzman, River Row, and Sandra Williams (back row) Debbie Frederiksen, Kassie Sands, and Kate Schwaller, all with MOCSA


Debbie Frederiksen, MOCSA; with Jason and Kris Wilcoxson


Brandy Williams, MOCSA


(Front row) Rob Van Biber, Ingrid Van Biber, Angela Taylor, and Brad Tucker (back row) Kacie Bowen and Bob Lyons


First Pass Honorees Dezman Moses, former Chiefs player; and Jenny Dover


Featured in the September 30, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: MSH Visual and the Kansas City Chiefs


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…