Event Extras

Jackson County CASA

Light of Hope 
April 9th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope. The event supports Jackson County CASA’s work as advocates for abused and neglected children under court protection and will help provide more Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Karen Daniel was the honorary chairman, and Jacque Hansen served as the chairman.

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

April 6th was the date for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Award Dinner at the Overland Park Convention Center. Bari Freiden and Michael Klein were the honorary co-chairmen, and Susan and Nate Bergman served as the chairmen. More than 500 guests enjoyed the “Seeding the Future” themed-event that honored Dr. Irene Bettinger, and Julye Rose received the John Weil Uhlmann Young Leadership Award.

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Cristo Rey Kansas City

A Star is Born
March 29th was the date for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s Dancing with the Kansas City Stars at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Ryane Delka, Larkin O’Keefe, Jenny Murphy, Stann Tate, Dr. Valerie Chow, Chris Hernandez, Rick Jones, and Kevin Ryan, along with their Allegro Ballroom partners, performed for more than 1,000 guests. Cathy and Dr. Gregory Fox were the honorary chairmen, and Lisa Shadid and Mary Ann Woodward served as the co-chairmen.

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The Kansas City Club

A Night of Knowledge 
The Kansas City Club’s 1212 Trivia Night was held on March 26th. Guests enjoyed answering fun questions, drinking libations and digging into a taco bar. Proceeds supported Cristo Rey Kansas City.
Also featured in the May 3rd issue of The Independent 

(Clockwise from left) Adam Courtney, Rich Canale, Jonathan Sternberg, Dave Wimberly, Austin Paul, Brian Goldman, Ashley Rose, and Ashley Vaughn

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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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