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Spotlight on Centurions – Keri Maginn

Keri Maginn is the director of business operations at DRAW Architecture + Urban Design. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. Keri is a member of the social committee and serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force. She enjoys making meals for families at Ronald McDonald House and serving lunch at the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner was held on February 8th at the Broadmoor Bistro. Shawnee Mission School District Signature Culinary Program students prepared a delectable dinner.

Jim and Kathy Vigliaturo, Suzette and Kenny Southwick, Michael Kautz, and Anthony Springfield

The Broadmoor Bistro Student Chefs were hard at work preparing a wonderful meal.

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

February 4th was the date for Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Barbara and Robert Bloch served as the chairmen. The Founder’s Award was presented to Mark Edelman in honor of Theater League’s 40th anniversary year, and R. Crosby Kemper III paid special tribute to HASF Founder Marilyn Strauss in honor of the 25th anniversary year of the Festival.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!”

Darol Rodrock was the honorary chairman, and Edie Downing and Gigi Rose served as the co-chairmen of Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!” The January 14th event was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a dinner, a silent auction, five raffles, and entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Proceeds support Healing House and its mission to provide safe housing and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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The Independent – Top Ten Party

February 16th was the date for The Independent’s Top Ten Party at the beautiful 1900 Building. The Independent’s 2017 Class of Rising Stars and the Top Ten Events of 2016 were announced. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails and delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions.

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