Event Extras

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Breakfast of Champions
March 2nd was the date for the 32nd annual Omelet Brunch. The event benefited the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and was held at its Westport Community Center. Phil Witt, Abby Eden and Carolyn Long were the celebrity chefs. Guests enjoyed made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds support Salvation Army homeless shelters, food pantries, emergency assistance, and substance abuse programs.

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Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Crescendo Kick-off Party
A Kick-off Party was held recently for UMKC’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at the lovely home of Regina and Bill Kort. Crescendo will be held on November 8th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Jenny Erdman and Tim Van Zandt are the co-chairmen.

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Kids Night Out

Modern Family Fun
March 1st was the date for Kids Night Out at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Loretta and John Lumelleau were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk was the chairman. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and fabulous entertainment from local Club youth performers, as well as special guests Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, cast members from Modern Family. Proceeds supported The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

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Steer Dinner and Auction

Fueling Education
Avila University’s 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction was held on February 16th.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, auction and program at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The After Party featured dancing to the Saucy Jack Band and a Steer Photo Booth. Proceeds supported student scholarships.

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The Children’s SPOT

Once Upon a Time
February 24th was the date for the 16th annual Once Upon a Time at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Connie and Anthony Mendolia were the honorary chairmen, and Amie and Dr. Kevin Bybee and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed dazzling table decor, music by Radio Disney, dancing, dinner, games, and family entertainment. Proceeds helped support The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Family Assistance Fund.

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