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The 2023 Lyric Opera Ball Kickoff

September 26th was the date for The Lyric Opera Ball Kickoff, which was hosted at the gorgeous home of Pam Bruce. Committee members enjoyed cocktails and appetizers by the pool. The Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “A Toast To Opera,” will be held on April 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Sharon Barry and Deanna Diebolt are serving as the Ball co-chairmen.

Barbara Fessler, Kickoff Party; Deanna Diebolt, Ball co-chairman; Sharon Barry, Ball co-chairman; and Trish Church Podlasek, Kickoff Party


Pam Bruce’s lovely patio


(Seated) Tricia Scott, Trish Church Podlasek, Pam Bruce, host; Deanna Diebolt, Ball co-chairman; Sharon Barry, Ball co-chairman; Carmen Sabates, Circle president; and Barb Fessler (back row) Carolyn Price, Mary Leonida, Lora Smith, Bev Leonard, Kimberlee Ried, Carolyn Faenger, Trudy Gabriel, Lisa Flynn Pruch, Kristina Klug, Karen Yungmeyer, Nicole Browne, and Karen Mische

Featured in the November 11, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel


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…