Event Extras

The KU Advancement Board

Annual Meeting
April 25th was the date for The KU Advancement Board’s Annual Meeting at the KU Medical Center. Medical experts from KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital presented information on the topic of stroke treatment, patient care and research. David Wysong, board chairman; presided over the meeting. Emeritus and Founding members were honored, and new board members were welcomed.

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Rockhurst High School

Spectacular Auction

“A New York Nightscape” was the theme of Rockhurst High School’s Spectacular Auction. Christina and Mark Demetree, Sarah and Ray Evans, Anna and Chuck Naylor, and Susanne and Brad Stanley were the co-chairmen. The event was held on April 20th at the school and guests enjoyed yellow cabs, street vendors, and student jugglers.

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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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