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The 2023 Jewel Ball

Anne Potter Russ (Mrs. Norbert Russ) was the chairman for The Jewel Ball, a benefit for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony. The event was held on June 17th at the Museum. Joan Knight Marsh (Mrs. Alan Reid Marsh) was the honorary chairman, and Holly Barnes Milledge (Mrs. Droste DeForest Milledge, Jr.) served as the vice chairman. 

The beautiful fountain in Rozzelle Court


Honorary Chairman Mrs. Alan Reid Marsh and Mr. Marsh


Mr. and Mrs. H. Elvin Knight, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Evan David Patterson, Mrs. William Richard Patterson III, and Mr. and Mrs. William John Aliber


Mrs. Sean Kevin Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Morehouse Mann, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dickinson


Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Eden Degnan flanked Mr. Jacob Thomas Degnan.


The Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball and the escorts serenaded the debutantes.


The debutantes applauded the musical talents of The Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball and the escorts.


Chairman Mrs. Norbert Russ and Mr. Russ


Miss Lauren Hall Tinsman and Mr. Robert Wagstaff Tinsman


Miss Catherine Ann Massman and Miss Grace Elizabeth Allen



Featured in the August 5, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Wirken Photography