Event Extras

Marillac Benefit

Enchanted Evening
The 20th annual Enchanted Evening Benefit Gala was held at the Overland Park Convention Center on November 16th. Dr. Sharon Cain and Dr. William Gabrielli served as the co-chairmen for the event, which was hosted by Marillac. The night began with a silent auction and cocktail reception. Later, guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, live auction and a program emceed by Johnny Rowlands.

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Broadway Bebe Boutique

Fashion Forward
The New Normal star and Kansas City native Bebe Wood hosted her second annual Broadway Bebe Boutique on January 4th. The night of fun and fashion featured boutique shopping, tasty treats, silent and live auctions, and a fabulous show. The evening benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a New York-based non profit relying on the talents of the American theatre community to raise funds to support individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Camp Encourage

Lights, Camera, Action!
Camp Encourage’s Movie Benefit was held recently at the Screenland Crossroads. Dr. Beth Rosemergey and Dr. Charles Orth served as the honorary chairmen. The twenties-themed event featured a short documentary showing a day in the life of a camper, delicious treats and silent and live auctions. Camp Encourage serves  children with autism spectrum disorders and proceeds from the event will be used for summer camp scholarships.

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Nutcracker Luncheon

Holiday Tradition
December 13th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Nutcracker Luncheon to honor Artistic Director William Whitener’s final season. Guests enjoyed entertainment by surprise guest, Marilyn Maye, and personal tributes by Vicki Baxter, Kimberly Cowen, Logan Pachciarz, Jason Pollen, Wil Rowland, and Wendy Powell. 
Additional photos also featured in the January 26th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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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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