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Karen Moore

Karen Moore is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She is the co-chairman of the November Task Force and serves on the curriculum committee. Karen is the dean of student development and enrollment management at Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods. She volunteers with the Urban Neighborhood Initiative.

Karen Moore and her husband, Brian Moore

Also featured in the March 7, 2015 issue of The Independent 
 
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Art For the Children Auction and Gala

Medical Missions Foundation
Art For the Children Auction and Gala was held on February 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Doctors Michella and Michael Stiles were chairmen of the 19th annual event that supports the Medical Missions Foundation. David Brinkerhoff and Dan Meiners were honored with the Humanitarian Award for Community Leadership in Philanthropy, and the Dillow Family was honored with the Humanitarian Award for Service within Medical Missions Foundation.

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Kansas City Young Matrons

Magic Ball
The Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball was held on January 17th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton was the honorary chairman, and Mary Beth Hershey and Janet Bjerke served as co-chairmen of the biennial event that featured cocktails, dinner, a raffle, a live auction, and dancing to the tunes of KOKOMO. Proceeds support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City.

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Congratulations, Dara & James!

Engagement 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Charles Nemes of Singer Island, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Helmut von Hollander of West Hartford, Connecticut, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dara Ilene von Hollander, to James Scott Whitaker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Whitaker of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Reichstein of Boca Raton, Florida, and Mrs. Walter von Hollander of Westfield, Massachusetts, and the late Mr.

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Magic Ball Patrons’ Party

Kansas City Young Matrons
January 15th was the date for the Patrons’ Party at Three Points for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball. Guests enjoyed spectacular views of downtown from the Historic Lowe and Campbell Building. The Magic Ball was held on January 16th and benefited the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City.

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