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Night in BLOOM

A BLOOMing Success
Night in BLOOM: a black & white masquerade, which took place at the Scottish Rite Temple on April 12th, was completely sold out! The fabulous evening was the most successful event in the Kansas City CARE Clinic’s 43-year history.
Also featured in the May 31st issue of The Independent 
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Salvation Army

Women’s Auxiliary
At the Salvation Army’s Westport Community Center, members of the women’s auxiliary helped mailed out the Shopping With A Heart catalog, its annual fundraiser for The Army’s Children’s Center.

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Dawn Taylor

Rising Star Reflections
Dawn Taylor was honored as a Rising Star, Class of 2014. She has spent her career in the non-profit sector, including 17 years in fundraising roles at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Dawn is an 11-year volunteer at Operation Breakthrough and a past board member of Quixotic Fusion and Kansas City Artists Coalition. She has traveled twice to Uganda with Change the Truth,  which supports St. Mary Kevin Orphanage in Kajjansi, Uganda.

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Harvester’s Chef Classic

Feeding the Hungry
June 29th is the date for Harvester’s Chef Classic to be held at The American Restaurant. Kent Sunderland is serving as honorary chairman and Michael Corvino, The American Restaurant; is the host chef. The visiting chefs are Gregory Gourdet, Departure Restaurant, Portland, Oregon; Gavin Kaysen, Cafe Boulud, New York City; and Stephanie Prida, Manresa, Los Gatos, California. The local chefs are Ryan Brazeal, novel; Colby Garrelts, Bluestem and Rye; and Debbie Gold.

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JiaoJiao Shen

A passionate Arthritis Foundation volunteer and board member, JiaoJiao Shen is willing to emcee any event, including Art for Arthritis, the Walk to Cure Arthritis and Commitment to a Cure. JiaoJiao’s commitment to the fight against arthritis is very inspiring. 
Also featured in the May 17th issue of The Independent 

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