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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Center for Practical Bioethics

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To raise and respond to ethical issues in health and healthcare. 

Board Members: Dr. Sandra Stites, Liza Townsend, Dr. John Yeast, Eva Karp, and Dr. Darrin D-Agostino (out of camera range) Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan, Drew Billingsley, Mary Beth Blake, Nancy Cohn, Dr.

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2018 Lyric Opera Ball – Ben Bliss

Prairie Village native Ben Bliss will be the featured performer at the 2018 Lyric Opera Ball. This is the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball, and the theme is “An Evening of Bel Canto.” The gala will be held on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The honorary chairmen are Carol and Humbert Tinsman, and Monica Mitchell-Werp is serving as chairman.

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital – Boo Ball

Committee members are preparing for Saint Luke’s East Hospital’s Boo Ball. The October 14th event will be held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. Laura and Dale Maxwell are the honorary chairmen, and Kari Simpson and Judy Schmoeger are serving as co-chairmen of the circus-themed gala that will feature cocktails, delectable fare, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.

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Heartland Men’s Chorus – Dinner of Note

Dinner of Note, a benefit for the Heartland Men’s Chorus, will be held on October 28th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This year’s theme is “The Queen and Mad Hatter’s Ball.” The honorary chairmen are Chris Beal and Tim Van Zandt. Jenny Harris and Brian Larios are serving as co-chairmen. Attire? Anything from black tie to Halloween is welcome. The event features cocktails, dinner with wine, live and silent auctions, and dancing.

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