Event Extras

Top Ten Party

Celebrating Success
On February 20th, The Independent and Nonprofit Connect hosted a Top Ten Party at The Bean Hangar at The Roasterie. Emcee John Holt announced the Top Ten Events of 2013.  The 2014 Rising Stars of Philanthropy were also celebrated. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, while celebrating Our Town’s commitment to philanthropy.

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WIN for KC

Women’s Sports Awards Celebration
WNBA star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Women’s Sports Awards Celebration, which kicked off WIN for KC’s 20th anniversary on January 31st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. 
Also featured in the March 8th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Photography

Dan Dickinson received his award from Sara McMillan.

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Warm Welcome

Diane Lees Event
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial welcomed Diane Lees, United Kingdom’s Imperial War Museums; on January 10th for a day at the Museum. Museum Trustee Brad Bergman donated a tail assembly fin from a French Breguet XVI B2 Bomber.

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Top Ten Events of 2013

Making a Difference
The Independent extends our warmest congratulations to Our Town’s non profits, their honorary chairmen, chairmen, committee members, and volunteers for another successful year of philanthropy in Kansas City. Thank you for helping to make Kansas City a community full of care and compassion! Stay tuned for the full feature debuting in this weekend’s issue of The Independent.

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Road to Arabia

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
January 18th was the date for the Young Friends of Art’s Party Arty: Mirage at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Laura Allinder, Andrea Ganier, Katherine Myers, and Leah Vomhof served as the co-chairmen. This year’s theme celebrated Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists on display now at The Nelson-Atkins, as well as the upcoming exhibition, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, arriving in Town in April.

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