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2017 Class of Rising Star – Dean Newton

Dean Newton is the managing director of Delta Dental and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. “I have known Dean as a good friend and have seen him participate and be a leader in a variety of public service and business activities,” said Shannon Blades, Basys Systems. “I know him to be an outstanding individual, a person with superb leadership skills and one who is totally committed to improving the community through public service.

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Starlight Theatre – After Hours at the Towers

Jessica Bjorgaard and Jackie Vavroch were co-chairmen of Center Stage – Young Professionals at Starlight Theatre’s After Hours at the Towers. More than 200 guests enjoyed the French-themed evening that featured delicious bites from local restaurants and live music from Lost Wax. A mime, accordion player and live painter helped set the tone for a very fun night.

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KC CARE Clinic – Simply Bloom

KC CARE Clinic’s Simply Bloom was held on May 6th at the Firestone Building. Steve Stroade and Danny Ng were the honorary chairmen, and Tom Nagel, Abby Albers, Doug Albers, and Kiran Ross served as co-chairmen of the “Garden Party” themed-event. A Patrons’ Party was held on April 27th at R24 Studios.

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KU Alumni Association – The Rock Chalk Ball

The 22nd edition of The Rock Chalk Ball was held on April 29th. The event, hosted by the KU Alumni Association’s Greater Kansas City Network, took place at the Overland Park Convention Center. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Shade Keys Little served as honorary chairmen, and Jason Booker and Sasha Boulware were the co-chairmen.

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Lyric Opera Circle – Her Majesty’s Ball

 
The Lyric Opera Circle’s Her Majesty’s Ball was held on April 8th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests were treated to a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and inspiring performances by Lyric Opera of Kansas City artists. Carol and John Kornitzer were the honorary chairmen, and Sherry Love served as the chairman. Beth Ingram, who has served on the board of trustees for 50 years, was honored.

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