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Newhouse – Imagine a Day Gala

Dr. Kathy and Doug Gaumer and Molly and Reggie Britt were the honorary co-chairs, and Moira Holland and Jill Grace were the co-chairs for Newhouse’s Imagine a Day Gala. More than 1,100 Newhouse supporters gathered for the November 12th event, which was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Newhouse, Kansas City’s oldest domestic violence shelter, provides survivors and their families with safe shelter and transformative services. 

(Front Row) Rachael Pegg, Tashayla Person, Chris Stibbs, Lauren Ellenbecker, Eli Colmenero, Anné Erickson, and Beth Collins (middle row) Kacie Flynn-Saunders, Andrea Chase, Katelyn Peter, Krystle Espinoza, Erin Christensen, Jennifer Hurst, Kathryn Ashley, Chelsea Laub, Sarah Holdmeyer, Justin Mouzoukos, Lakshmi Komatreddy, Roshaun Wiley, and Sawnsai Mosley (back row) Crystal Everett, Jesse Sendejas, Joyce Raybuck, Pedro Constanzo, Jack Steadman, John Hudson, Steven Johnson, Christina Hager, Tim Everly, Ryan Othmer, Lindsey Murphy, Gina Speese, Sam Clevenger, Davlon Miller, Derrick Loutsch, Arthur Curiel, Mo Ibrawish, and Kassie Sands 


Candace Clark, Ezekiel Clark, and Deanna Oliver


Vicki Cross, Dr. Melanie Martin, Tracy Frank, Bailey Ramaekers, Tyler Ramaekers, and Bryan Frank


Courtney Thomas, Newhouse

Featured in the January 21, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Elements Studio


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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…