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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – 12th Annual Committee of 100 Celebratory Luncheon

The 12th Annual Committee of 100 Celebratory Luncheon was held on September 19th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Ashley Whittaker, designer and author of “The Well-Loved House,” was the featured speaker. After the presentation, guests enjoyed a beautiful luncheon in Kirkwood Hall. Shelley Copaken and Amy Thompson were the Luncheon co-chairmen, and Kay Newell and Lisa Schellhorn served as the honorary co-chairmen. Clare and Nick Blasi were the hosts for the lovely Benefactor Party.

Maddie Sutherland, Margaux Blackwell, Ashley Whittaker, featured speaker; and Ali Armistead


Kari Cohen, Kira Blasi, Clare Blasi, Benefactor Party host; and Ali Begnaud


Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried with Kelly Anders and Ann Baum


Luncheon Co-chairmen Amy Thompson and Shelley Copaken with Mina Steen, C100 board president; and Honorary Co-chairmen Lisa Schellhorn and Kay Newell


Lisa Block, Chandler Thomas, Georgina Herrera Luckie, and Rachael Sabates


Amy Uhlmann, Emily Fehsenfeld, Liz Uhlmann, and Lauren Blazar

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…