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Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala

In The Spotlight 
Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala began 31 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 4th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Tom Bloch are the honorary chairmen, and Carole and Bill Cobb will serve as chairmen. Larry Moore is the emcee. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a special performance by the Ozanam children, and a live auction.

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2014 Christmas Campaign

The Salvation Army
Margi and Keith Pence are the chairmen for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign. Margi and Keith will oversee a goal of $11 million. The funds raised during the Campaign will support the programs of The Salvation Army, including food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, substance abuse programs, and more.

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Celebration of Hope Gala

Faithful Friends
Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein are the chairmen of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Celebration of Hope Gala. The special 135th anniversary celebration will be held on November 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. 
Also featured in the October 18th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Emily + Pete: Wedding Photographers

Chairmen Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein

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Kansas City Art Institute

Color Splash
Donna and Ward Katz and Irene and Saul Ellis are serving as the co-chairmen of the Kansas City Art Institute’s second annual Patron Preview on December 4th at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI. Guests will be able to tour studio departments and purchase artwork by students prior to the public opening of the end-of-semester exhibition and sale.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Create the Night…POP!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art introduces its annual gala, Create the Night…POP! which will be held on February 21st at the Museum. The spectacular evening will celebrate the iconic Pop Art Era and the Museum’s explosive Pop Art Collection. Guests will enjoy an evening of surprise and enchantment, as well as cocktails, a festive dinner and entertainment. An original work of performance art, filled with light, motion, color, and sound, will be featured.

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