Event Extras

Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Just Dance
March 9th was the date for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s Dancing with the Kansas City Stars at Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Lisa Shadid and Mary Ann Woodward were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and a dance competition. Tony Richardson received first place, Jane Gard was the first runner-up and Connie Fahey was the second runner-up. Heather Bortnick, Mayor Sly James and Ed Holland served as special guests judges.

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Jackson County CASA

Light of Hope
April 18th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope breakfast. Peter deSilva was the honorary chairman, and Sheryl and Terry Kincheloe served as the chairmen. Ann Stern was honored with the Light of Hope Award in recognition for her nearly 30 years as a CASA volunteer. The breakfast supports Jackson County CASA’s work as advocates for abused and neglected children under court protection.

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Fashion for a Cause

Truman Medical Center
April 5th was the date for Truman Medical Center’s Fashion For A Cause in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Julie Cheslik and Paul Black were the honorary chairmen, and Amy and David Embry served as the chairmen. Carson Kressley, Emmy-award winning television star, hosted the premier fashion event where ready-to-wear and couture fashions from 10 local retailers lined the runway.

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The Children’s Place Angels’ Gala

Guardian Angels
April 5th was the date for the Angels of The Children’s Place Angels’ Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Darrell Hammond, Saturday Night Live alum; was the keynote speaker. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of the KC All Stars. Dallas and Scott Pioli were the honorary chairmen, and Laura Jones and Ann Tinsman served as the co-chairmen.

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The Women’s Employment Network

Celebrating Women
April 10th was the date for The Women’s Employment Network’s annual luncheon at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Tara and Jon Darbyshire and Dawn and David Baker were the honorary co-chairmen, and Heather Anderson Feagans and Anita Bajaj Newton served as the co-chairmen. UMB was awarded the 2013 Beth K. Smith Award.

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