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Wayside Waifs – 33rd Annual Strutt With Your Mutt

Wayside Waifs’ 33rd Annual Strutt With Your Mutt was a howling success! Bobby Sight and David Smart served as co-chairs of the September 24th event. Proceeds from the fun day support abandoned, abused, and homeless animals in our metro area, creating a more humane Kansas City for both animals and people.

Bobby Sight, co-chair; and Rob Sight


Chris and Susan Wally with Stella, Waif alum

Shirley McEntyre had a caricature drawn by Marietta Williams.

Elisabeth Wright and Jeanna Reuther with Athena, Waif alum; Dawn Williams with Idgie, Stephanie Whitney with Sasha, Jill Green, and Jodie Musgrave with KC

Featured in the November 11, 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…