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2014 Chefs Classic

June 29th was the date for Harvesters’ 2014 Chefs Classic at The American Restaurant. Visiting chefs and local chefs prepared a delicious multi-course meal for guests. Kent Sunderland was the honorary chairman, and The American Restaurant’s Michael Corvino served as the host chef of the event that raised funds to enable Harvesters to provide 200,000 meals for those in need.

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Dream Gala

May 10th was the date for the JDRF Dream Gala. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, Fund A Cure, and dancing to the tunes of Atlantic Express at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
Also featured in the July 26th issue of The Independent


Dawn Heshion and Rick Austin

Dr. and Mrs. Darren Perry

Auctioneer Mark Schenfeld and Youth Ambassador Natalie McEntire assisted with the Fund A Cure.

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Lauren McCarthy

Rising Star Reflections
Lauren McCarthy is a Rising Star, Class of 2014. Lauren works in public relations for the McCarthy Auto Group. She is a proud supporter of Catholic education and sits on several boards at Avila University. Lauren was the co-chairman of Avila’s 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction. She is also a member of Young Variety and a board member for the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City. Lauren was the first female chairman of the KC Auto Show in 2014.

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Spelman Golf Classic

Great Golf
The 33rd annual Spelman Golf Classic, a benefit for Saint Luke’s North Hospital, was held on June 6th at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex. Dr. Donald Cole, Jr. and Dr. Robert Orr served as the co-chairmen. 
Also featured in the July 26th issue of The Independent 

Dr. Robert Leitch and John Miller

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Kansas City Ballet

Best of Ballet
The Annual Meeting of the Kansas City Ballet was held on June 16th at the offices of Lathrop and Gage. Board members celebrated the end of another great year and new officers were elected, including Julia Irene Kauffman, chairman; Jean Paul Wong, president; Claire Brand, president-elect; Kathy Stepp, vice president; Jack Rowe, vice president; Barbara Storm, treasurer; and Evelyn Craft Belger, secretary.

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