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The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative

Dare to DreamĀ 
Celebrating 20 years in Kansas City, The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative’s annual luncheon, Saving Kansas City’s Sixth Child, will be held on May 14th. Jonah Edelman, Stand for Children; is the featured speaker of the event to be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Debby and Gary Ballard are the chairmen, and Tammy and James Edwards are serving as the co-chairmen.

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Dining in the Dark

Alphapointe
February 27th was the date for Alphapointe’s Dining in the Dark at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Judi and Dr. Joseph Tauber served as the chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction with art donated by visually impaired and sighted artists and a three-course gourmet meal, served in complete darkness by servers who are blind or visually impaired.

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27th annual Cabaret

Rose Brooks Center
Tony-award winning actress and star of 30 Rock and Modern Family Jane Krakowski gave a show-stopping performance at Rose Brooks Center’s 27th annual Cabaret. The March 9th event was held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Proceeds supported Rose Brooks’ mission to provide safe futures for women, children and pets escaping violence.

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Girls’ Night In

Happy Hearts
Dr. Marina Hannen, Dr. Rita Hyde, Dr. Rhea Pimentel, and Dr. Ashley Simmons were the honorary co-chairmen of the ninth annual Girls’ Night In on February 26th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The event supported the Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, and featured heartfelt stories from Leslie Bayer, Lina Dickinson, Charles Ferruzza, Sherry Kuehl, and Carolyn Long.

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Back to the Future

Save the Date!
Phoenix Family’s 11th Annual Event, Back to the Future, is set for May 1st in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Trent and Julie Green are serving as honorary chairmen. Jeanette Prenger will receive the 2014 Clifton R. Cohn Distinguished Community Leader Award for her exemplary record of accomplishments and for bettering the Kansas City community. For tickets, vist www.phoenixfamily.

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