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Friends of University Academy – Annual Gala

Friends of University Academy’s Annual Gala, “Passport to Success,” was held recently at the school. Vicki and Bill Reisler were the honorary chairmen, and Nancy Valentine served as the chairman. The 14th annual event featured cocktails, a round the world-themed menu by delish! Catering, a silent auction, and live music by the El Mambo Orchestra.

Board Member Byron White, class of 2004; addressed the guests.

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Urban Ranger Corps – Urban Rendezvous VII

Julie and Chris Thompson are the honorary chairmen for Urban Ranger Corps’ Urban Rendezvous VII. The October 21st event will be held at the College Basketball Experience. Partygoers will enjoy cocktails, a raffle, silent and live auctions, and a dinner. Proceeds support the programs and services offered to young men, ages 12 to 18, living and attending schools in Kansas City’s urban core.

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Turning Point – Hot Summer Nights

Turning Point’s Hot Summer Nights, “Keep Calm and Get Your London On” party was held on the 12th Street Bridge. Jennifer and Tommy Clemente and Kerry and Matt Adam were the co-chairmen of the June 25th event.

Alex and Sarah Hancock and John and Carolyn Gates flanked the Queen

The Austin Powers Go-Go Dancers posed for a picture.

A Rod Stewart look-alike had a fabulous time with Jennifer Clemente and DJ Ashton Martin.

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Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Gala Celebration

May 14th was the date for the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s fourth Annual Gala Celebration. The event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Donald J. Hall and David Hall were the honorary co-chairmen, and Benny Lee served as the chairman.

A lovely Patrons’ Party was held at the beautiful home of Edith and Benny Lee.

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