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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Appreciation Banquet

More than 900 guests attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Appreciation Banquet on April 24th at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Guests enjoyed pre-show entertainment, dinner and an awards ceremony. 

Big Couple Brynn and Chris Ferraro flanked Little Sister Arianna. 

Big Brother of the Year Honoree Spencer Gentry and Little Brother Leeland

Best-selling author Liz Murray was the keynote speaker.

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Hope House – Margarita Ball

Rachel Sexton and Brian King and Tiffany Goddard Snyder and Dr. Lance Snyder were the co-chairmen of the Margarita Ball, a benefit for Hope House, on April 29th at Club 1000. Partygoers enjoyed margaritas, a heads or tails raffle, delicious fare, and dancing to the tunes of The Patrick Lentz Band. Carolyn Long served as the emcee.

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Midwest Innocence Project – Faces of Innocence

April 19th was the date for Faces of Innocence at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jarrett Adams, who was exonerated after 10 years in prison, was the keynote speaker.  Proceeds support the Midwest Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted in five states.

Exoneree and Emcee Brian Banks addressed the sold-out crowd.

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Harvesters – Forks & Corks

Mark Donovan was the honorary chairman for Forks & Corks, a benefit for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, on April 28th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the event with gourmet fare and wine from more than 50 of Our Town’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Board Members Dan Crumb and Wesley Fields flanked Mark Donovan, honorary chairman.

Lost Wax kept guests tapping their toes at the event.

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