Event Extras

The 20th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon

Celebrating 20 Years
The 20th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon was held at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center on December 7th. Karen and Mike Herman were the honorary chairmen, and Debby Ballard and Mike Saunders served as the co-chairmen. Martina Navratilova was the keynote speaker. A Patron’s Party was held at the lovely home of Jean and Don Wagner on December 6th.

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UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Gala

Glamorous Gala
The annual UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Gala hosted by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art took place on October 13th at the Museum. Proceeds from the event provided significant support for the Museum’s free exhibitions and educational programs. Michelle and Peter deSilva served as the honorary chairmen, and Holly Mihalovich and Hallie Peavey served as the co-chairmen. The 2013 Kemper Gala will be held on October 12th.

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The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired

60th Anniversary Gala
The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) celebrated with their 60th Anniversary Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Marlys and Michael Haverty were the honorary chairmen, and Marianne Kilroy and Carmen Thum served as the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a decades presentation, and music by The Commodores.

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10th annual HEARAid Gala

Sensational Sounds
The Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute’s 10th annual HEARAid Gala was held on November 2nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The theme of the event was “Sounds Through the Decades,” and guests enjoyed fabulous entertainment from local performers. 
Additional photos also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  Simply Images Photography

(Seated) David Flower-Carrothers, Dennis D.

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Charitable Giving Institute Graduation

Giving Back
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation hosted the Charitable Giving Institute Graduation, an evening with Raising Charitable Children author Carol Weisman and a Family Giving Getaway featuring the Paul Mesner Puppets. The programs were designed to help donors of all ages become more strategic givers.

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