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The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars

Karen Abramowitz
Senior account manager, marketing and communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
“Karen has assisted with Young Variety and Variety events, including Royals 5K and the annual Variety Show, managing volunteers, food and beverage, creating awareness for our mission and fundraising to support Kansas City kids.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford and his brother, Julian Bickford, founded BicMedia, a video, animation and music production company, located in the Crossroads Arts District. Austin is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Wild Card Task Force and the social committee. Austin volunteers at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Great Plains SPCA and Phoenix Family.

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Congratulations, Kathryn & Jason!

Mr. and Mrs. H. Steve Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Ruth Anderson, to Jason Brooks Orr, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moffett Orr of Mission Hills. Kathryn is a graduate of Elkhorn High School in Elkhorn, Nebraska. She was an Omaha Symphony Debutante in 2002 and an Ak-Sar-Ben Ball Countess in 2005.

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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon, a benefit for Open Options, will be held on May 6th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This year’s honorees are Dr. Jeanne Drisko, Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, Jennifer Ingraham, Wendy Melland, Connie Mendolia, Patty Nigro, Jeanette Prenger, and Annette Sherrow. Laurie Ingram and Carmen Sabates are serving as co-chairmen, and Elizabeth Alex is the guest speaker.

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