Event Extras

Kansas City Art Institute

Patrons of the Arts
The beautiful home of Sue and Lewis Nerman was the setting for the Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art and Design Auction. Guests enjoyed an artful buffet by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. Vicky and Akio Takamori, ceramic artist and KCAI alumnus; were the featured guests. Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen of the Art and Design Auction, which will take place this evening.

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The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

Community Luncheon
May 3rd was the date for The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kayla Harrison, the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, was the keynote speaker. Sonya and Jim Nutter hosted the Patrons’ Party.  Jennifer and Chuck Laue and Marny and John Sherman were the honorary co-chairmen, and Kate Mitchell and Karen Miyawaki were the co-chairmen.

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American Heart Association

Go Red!
April 19th was the date for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,000 guests attended the sold-out event which has saved the lives of 627,000 women during the past ten years.

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Forks & Corks

Helping the Hungry
April 25th was the date for Harvesters’ Forks & Corks in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. During its 17-year history, Forks & Corks has helped Harvesters provide more than 11 million meals to hungry people. Mandy and David Waters served as the chairmen.

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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas

Giving Thanks
April 19th was the date for an appreciation reception for the patrons’ of the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ Snow Ball. Snow Ball Presidents Jeanne and Charlie Haake thanked patrons for their tireless help and dedication. The 40th annual Snow Ball will be held on January 18th.

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