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Park ICM – Stanislav & Friends Benefactor Party

Park ICM recently hosted a Benefactor Party for its fifth annual Stanislav & Friends benefit. Held at the rooftop ballroom of the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, guests were treated to a performance by graduate student Ilya Shmukler, pianist. The event featured cocktails, delicious fare, and remarks from Honorary Chairmen Phyllis and Ronald Nolan and Shane Smeed, Park University. The festive occasion marked the beginning of a pre-gala celebratory week. 

Bryan and Jennifer Wampler, Edith and Benny Lee, and Angela and John Walker


Guests enjoyed a performance from Ilya Shmukler, Park ICM piano studio student.


Karen and Dr. John Yungmeyer


Leah and Louis Ridgway, Ronald Nolan, honorary chairman; and Mimi and Jim Lipari


Marlene and Terry Calaway


Scott and Robin Boswell with Debbie Starr


Shane Smeed, Park ICM; Michael and Marlys Haverty, and Benny Lee


Shane Smeed, Park ICM; and Angela Smeed with Phyllis and Ronald Nolan, honorary chairmen; and Julie and Vince Clark


Marilyn and Stephen Koshland


Steve and Dr. Evelina Swartzman


Marlene and Terry Calaway flanked Angela Smeed.


Melissa Ford with Carl and Lynne Weilert


Honorary Chairmen Phyllis and Ronald Nolan


Stan Fisher, Mara Cohara, Julie Clark, and John Starr

Featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson Photography