Event Extras

Benevolent Benefactors

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
Members of the Marion and Henry Bloch family were honored on February 25th at a renaming celebration for the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. The Bloch family has had a longstanding history of board involvement and supporting Saint Luke’s Hospital programs, including an historic $12 million gift to the Hospital last December.

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Project 39

Helping Children 
Project 39 hosted a Kick-Off Celebration on April 3rd for hosts participating in The Mother of All Happy Hours event. On May 8th, the hosts will invite their friends to gather and donate new baby items for mothers living in poverty. The donations will help families who are involved with The Family Conservancy’s Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids program.

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Kansas City Symphony

Marvelous Music
On March 14th, the Kansas City Symphony rolled out the red carpet to welcome the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Guests enjoyed a special concert followed by a meet and greet with Maestro Gustavo and guest pianist Yuja Wang.
Also featured in the April 19th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder

 John Kornitzer, Julia and Michael Kirk and Roswitha and Kenneth Schaffer walked the red carpet.

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101 Awards

Fabulous Football
March 1st was the date for The Hunt Family Foundation and the Kansas City Chiefs’ 44th annual 101 Awards at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Joe Freeman served as chairman of the sold-out event that supports the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation. This year’s honorees were Peyton Manning, LeSean McCoy, Robert Mathis, Luke Kuechly, Andy Reid, and Ron Rivera. Len Dawson was honored with the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.

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Brews & BBQ

The Children’s Place
The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place hosted Brews & BBQ on March 19th at Boulevard Brewery. More than 200 guests enjoyed a great evening that featured delicious fare from Jack Stack Barbecue, Boulevard brews and great raffle prizes. Proceeds from the event support The Children’s Place, which serves young survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma.

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