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Fashion For A Cause

Decade Of Style
Honorary Chairman Peggy Dunn and Co-chairmen Dr. Natasha Acosta and Dr. Lawrence R. Ricci welcomed 1,200 guests to Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s Fashion For A Cause. Mario Lopez was the celebrity host of the 10th anniversary event that was held on April 17th at the Kansas City Convention Center.  Proceeds support Truman Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care units.

Co-chairmen Dr. Natasha Acosta and Dr. Lawrence R.

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The Jewel Ball

Chairmen’s Coffee
The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on April 8th at The Kansas City Country Club. Ellen Benson Merriman is serving as chairman of the 61st annual Jewel Ball, to be held on June 20th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Jim Humphrey

Jim Humphrey is a partner at Polsinelli. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and class actions. Jim is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. He is chairman of the January Task Force on The Greater KC; Beyond Downtown and serves on the social committee. Jim and his wife, Heather, have two children, Harper and Jimmy.

Jim and Heather Humphrey posed with their children, Jimmy and Harper.

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Name Dropping
Melanie Fenske was completely surprised when she was nominated to be a Rising Star of Philanthropy by Amanda Crain and June Anne Chalfant through her work for MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). “There are so many people who do amazing things, and it’s such an honor. MOCSA helps our community be a better place,” said Melanie.

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Congratulations, Lauren & Lon!

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Richard Lee of Baltimore, Maryland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Joan Lee, to Alonzo Everett Lane IV, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Everett Lane III of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hung Check Leung and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fong Wing Lee. Lauren is a graduate of Towson High School in Towson, Maryland.

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