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Kansas City Ballet – KC Dance Day

The Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was the site for the Kansas City Ballet’s seventh annual KC Dance Day on August 26th. More than 1,500 guests came, either to dance or to watch – or both. Free dance and fitness classes for children and adults were among the featured events. The performers included Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company, as well as local dance groups and world dance groups.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – SAFEHOME

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.

Board Members: (Seated) Solana P.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – First Call

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families and the community.

Board Members: Susan Whitmore, Hugh O’Donnell, Ralph A. Switzer, Jr.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Kansas City Art Institute

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.

Board Members: (First row) Tony Jones and Joshua C.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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