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2013 Art and Design Auction

Inspired Innovation 
June 1st is the date for the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction at the school. Meg and Bill Zahner are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen. “Innovation” is the theme of the event and guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, special live and silent auctions and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. Akio Takamori is the featured artist.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Jeanne and Charlie Haake


Jeanne and Charlie Haake were the presidents of the 39th Annual Snow Ball on January 19th, benefiting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, along with the generosity of the community, this year’s Snow Ball set a new record for revenue. Jeanne and Charlie have made Catholic Charities a “family affair” for over 20 years and have engaged their entire family in their mission to serve those in need.

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Spotlight on Centurions

Nikki Howell
Nikki Howell is originally from Independence, Missouri. She is the managing shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. To stay connected in the community, Nikki serves on the steering committee for Centurions. She is extremely proud of the Centurion’s legacy project this year, which supports Learn, Grow, Give – a partnership between Centurions, the Kansas City Community Gardens, Giving Grove, and Friends of Hale Cook School.

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Kauffman Ambassadors

Winter Meeting

January 24th was the date for the annual Winter Meeting for the Ambassadors of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres at the Grand Street Cafe. Special entertainment was provided by Shanice Hayes and Maurice Hayes. The father and daughter vocalist team from Our Town were finalists on the television show, America’s Got Talent. Dick Fagerberg and Jim Prevost were the featured speakers.

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Vacation Vignette

Zip! Zip! Zip!
Rachael and Dr. Nelson Sabates and their three children had a sand-sational vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after the holidays. Olivia, Nelson and Spencer Sabates enjoyed zip-lining through the jungle! 
Also featured in the April 20th issue of The Independent

Olivia, Nelson and Spencer Sabates

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