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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Party

A cocktail party to celebrate more than 200 Nutcracker Ball benefactors and their guests on November 17th. Randy Neal Floral Designs and Inspired Occasions transformed the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity into a confection-filled fairyland, accompanied by the music of Rich Hill. Benefactors enjoyed visiting with Kansas City Ballet Company dancers. The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball was held on December 3rd.

Julia Kim-Malter, Barbara Spilker, Judith Unruh, John and Angela Walker, Ball chairmen; Barbara and Dr. Greg Storm, Ball honorary chairmen; Carolyn Price, and Carrie Kruse


Barbara Spilker, Vicki Baxter, Barb Nicely, Lisa Glassman, Carolyn Price, and Peggy Dunn


Julie and Vince Clark


John Rufenacht and Richard Lara


Maureen Lillard, Edie Downing, Juliette Singer, and Mary Leonida


Featured in the January 7, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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…