In The Spotlight
On June 1st, Rachel Sexton started serving as president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel is thrilled to be part of an organization that is developing women leaders by giving them significant volunteer opportunities. She is the chief operating officer of VPR Companies. Rachel and her husband, Brian King, have three children, Kitty, William and Grayson.
Masters Of The Hoops
October 6th is the date for the American Cancer Society’s eighth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. Bonnie and Herb Buchbinder, Lynne and Ed Elder, Lisa Garney, and Liz and Greg Maday are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lindsey and Darcy Stewart and Jessica and Ryan Dickson are serving as co-chairmen.
The Kansas City Young Matrons’ new president is Barbara Eiszner. Barbara has been a member of KCYM since 1999. Founded in 1917, KCYM is beginning its 99th year. This year, the KCYM Clubhouse, which is listed on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places, will be physically moved from its original Oak Street location to a new address on Cherry Street.
Supporting The Arts
Judy and Jim Heeter are the honorary chairmen of the Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The October 3rd event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenowith, who will perform with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall.
Jim and Judy Heeter, honorary chairmen
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Building on the Past
The Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future will be held at the 1900 Building. Members of the Karbank family are the honorary chairmen, and Prudence and Robert True are serving as chairmen of the September 21st event that will celebrate the start of the Series’ 51st season. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, silent auction and a performance by violinist Simone Porter.