Event Extras

The Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Nancy and Herb Kohn were the honorary chairmen, and Katie and Clyde Wendel served as the chairmen of The Truman Library Institute’s 17th annual Wild About Harry dinner. The April 7th event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mark Halperin and John Heilemann were the keynote speakers, and Dr. Henry A. Kissinger was honored with the 2016 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Proceeds support the educational outreach and programs at the Harry S.

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Rockhurst High School – Spectacular Auction

April 8th was the date for Rockhurst High School’s Spectacular Auction, “RockAloha!” Outgoing President Father Terrence A. Baum, SJ. was named an honorary alumna and was presented with an endowed scholarship in his name and a Rockhurst High School class ring. Steph and Andy Eilert, Lisa and Scott Hallier, Rebecca and Brad Hewlett, Karin and Josh Selzer, and Katie and Lance Slaymaker served as co-chairmen.

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

April 5th was the date of Jackson County CASA’s 17th annual Light of Hope Breakfast at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. More than 1,100 guests enjoyed a presentation of the Teresa Rabideau Award for Volunteer Excellence to Mary Lampton and the Light of Hope Award to The Gould Charitable Foundation and The Giving Brick. Guest Speaker Legend Walker, who will soon be aging out of the foster care system, shared the difference that her CASA volunteer had on her life.

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