Event Extras

NonProfit Connect

A Celebration of Giving
NonProfit Connect hosted its 28th Annual Philanthrophy Awards Luncheon on May 11th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Mark Jorgenson were the honorary chairmen, and Trudy and Jack Gabriel served as the chairmen. The event honored Mary Davidson Cohen, Philanthropist of the Year; Burns & McDonnell, Business Philanthropist of the Year; Maurice A.

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Newhouse Shelter

Shelter Showdown
Newhouse Shelter recently hosted Bite-A-Burger at Westport Flea Market. The fundraiser was a part of the Shelter Showdownseries, which challenges KU, MU, K-State, and UMKC fans to compete to raise the most funds for the Shelter. KU fans won at this event, but MU has the lead overall.

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Congrats to the Graduates
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City celebrated the 13th graduating class of Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project (RAGGP) on May 21st at American Century Investments. The high school senior women that were recruited to be members of RAGGP learned about grant-making and managing funds throughout their memberships. The inspiring and uplifting ceremony featured seniors’ memories from the past year and their upcoming plans for the future.

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Back in the Swing

Summer Celebration
Back in the Swing is working hard to plan its exciting Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. Sherry and Gary Forsee and Merry and Dr. Edward Prostic are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell are the co-chairmen.

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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing

Bridge of Hope
Guests enjoyed a wonderful morning of games during Bridge of Hope on April 24th at Indian Hills Country Club. After playing Bridge, Scrabble, Gin, Bunko, Mah Jong, and Tripoly, guests were served a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of shopping and a raffle. Proceeds supported Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing.

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