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Harriman-Jewell Series – Benefactors’ Party

The beautiful home of Laura Robinson was the perfect setting for a Benefactors’ Party for Prelude 2017, a benefit for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Guests enjoyed a night of celebration, complete with stunning views of the West Bottoms and a September sunset.

Dr. Loretta Britton, Robert True, Harriman Council chairman; and Prudence True

Ed Milbank with Regina and Bill Kort

Clark Morris, Harriman-Jewell Series; welcomed the guests.

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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas – 44th Annual Snow Ball

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ 44th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, formal dinner and dancing into the night. Susan and Mike Gangel are the honorary presidents, and Maureen and Mike Bukaty are serving as the presidents of the event that supports the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and thousands of its neighbors in need each month.

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Symphony League – Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna”

Anne and Howard served as the honorary chairmen for the Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna.” The September 9th event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Following a silent auction and cocktail reception, Maestro Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony welcomed guests into the ballroom for an impressive presentation. Pam Bruce and Suzanne Shank, co-chairmen; made closing remarks, and then guests danced to the music of the Michael Beers Band.

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

More than 400 guests enjoyed the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s third annual Night at the Tower on September 16th. Jeanette and Kevin Prenger were the chairmen, and members of the Hall family served as the honorary chairmen. Partygoers were treated to eclectic food and beverages, an exclusive auction and an all new program experience featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

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Jake Jacobson is the director of public relations at Children’s Mercy. According to Rachel Hodgson, UMKC Bloch School; he has accomplished more than many non-profit public relations professionals in their entire careers and continues to reset the bar higher and higher. “Jake is able to tap into skills and experience from a diverse background in marketing, PR, journalism, management, public speaking, and social media from non profits and for profits alike,” said Rachel.

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