Event Extras

Wayside Waifs

Night of Sisterhood
Members of Wayside Waif’s Purr Gamma Bark sorority gathered on February 12th at the beautiful home of Susan Sight. Guests enjoyed shopping for sorority spirit wear, singing the official sorority song and planning fun fall events. Each of the sisters donated dog and cat toys for the Waifs. 
Also featured in the April 5th issue of The Independent 

Delicious cupcakes were created by Catering By Design.

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The Vodka Martini Event: AUDIENTIA

Classic Cocktail
 Christina and David Bernstein were the honorary chairmen and Susan Bernstein Luetje and Chucker Luetje served as the chairmen of The Vodka Martini Event: AUDIENTIA, a benefit for the Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute. The February 21st gala was held at 28 Event Space. Partygoers enjoyed vodka martinis paired with delicious cuisine and incredible entertainment by QUIXOTIC.

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Notre Dame de Sion School

Lights, Camera, Auction! 
Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction was held on March 1st at Starlight Theatre. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Chef Ted Habiger, Room 39; and an exciting live auction. Dawn Diamond, 1986 alumna; won the raffle and Angus Dwyer was the happy winner of a Toyota RAV4.

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Everyone Wins When Cancer Loses.

2014 Man & Woman of the Year 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year winners will be announced at the Grand Finale on May 29th at Kansas City Marriott Downtown. For the next 10 weeks, the 22 candidates will raise funds to reach their goal of $500,000. Each dollar counts as one vote. Voting begins March 20th. Vote for your favorite candidate at www.mwoy.org/kc.

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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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