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Kansas City Ballet

Annual Meeting
The offices of Lathrop and Gage were the lovely setting for the Kansas City Ballet’s Annual Meeting on June 15th. The event was hosted by Board Member Jack Rowe. New officers were elected, including Julia Irene Kauffman, chairman; Claire Brand, president; Jean-Paul Wong, immediate past president; Michael Frost, vice president; Jack Rowe, vice president; Kathy Stepp, treasurer; and Evelyn Craft Belger, secretary.

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Wine & Roses

Gorgeous Gardens
September 24th is the date for the Kansas City Rose Society’s Wine & Roses, a benefit for the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden. Anita and Gerald Gorman are the honorary chairmen, and Cindy Lang is serving as the chairman of this year’s elegant garden party, to be held in the Rose Garden in Loose Park. Guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and entertainment from the Mike White Quartet.

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Suzanne Prendergast

Suzanne Prendergast was born in Chicago but considers Kansas City her home. Suzanne works in large group marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. Suzanne is co-chairman of the social committee and serves on the Wild Card Task Force. She and her husband, Rich, have a daughter, Torre Elizabeth.

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2015 Art and Design Auction

Kansas City Art Institute
Liz and Nate Orr were the chairmen, and Linda and Topper Johntz served as honorary chairmen of the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2015 Art and Design Auction, “Deviation,” on June 6th. Guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, creative fare prepared by Patrick Ryan, Port Fonda; theatrical entertainment, experiential installations and creative libations. The bi-annual event raised funds to support the college’s student scholarship program.

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Let’s Upstage Cancer – A St. Jude Event

Champions For Children
June 6th was the date for the First Annual Let’s Upstage Cancer – A St. Jude Event. Kristin and Patrick Trysla and Aggie and Nate Accardo were co-chairmen of the event that was held at the College Basketball Experience. Proceeds support The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases through treatment and research.

Fred Bentley, Suzanne Reese and Stephen T.

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