Center Stage

Centennial Gala

Finishing Touches
Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial Gala will be held on October 30th and the Centennial Weekend Open House will be held on November 1st and 2nd at the Station. 
Also featured in the October 4th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Chris Crum

Committee members are finalizing plans for the fabulous 100th Anniversary celebrations. 

 
 
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50th Anniversary Gala

Harriman-Jewell Series
February 1st is the date for the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th Anniversary Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. An elegant Gala Brunch will be served in Brandmeyer Great Hall, followed by a Gala Concert featuring a duo recital with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Julia Irene Kauffman is the honorary chairman, and Jackie Middelkamp is serving as the chairman.

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Celebrating a Century of Heroes

100 Years in Kansas City
Celebrating a Century of Heroes: 100 Years in Kansas City will be held on October 23rd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Diane Canaday Hesse, Susie Heddens, Margi Pence, and Cappy Powell are serving as the co-chairmen of the event to benefit the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City. Guests will enjoy feature stories about local heroes and a special presentation by Captain Chesley B.

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In the Spotlight

Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball
The 20th annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball will be held on December 6th at Union Station Kansas City. Kris Marriott-Calovich is serving as the chairman. Partygoers will enjoy an elegant lunch, followed by a performance of the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Unmask the Cure

American Diabetes Association – Kansas City
November 1st is the date for Unmask the Cure, a benefit for the American Diabetes Association – Kansas City Area. Elizabeth and Jim Tinsman, Sr. are serving as the chairmen of the eighth annual gala, to be held at the Uptown Theater. 
Also featured in the September 20th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Gallery Portraiture

Chairmen Jim and Elizabeth Tinsman

 
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