Event Extras

Back in the Swing

A Magical Evening
Kansas Citians raised their voices on July 14th to celebrate 10 years of Back in the Swing with a Summer Celebration featuring Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow. Event Co-chairmen Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell orchestrated a magical evening, where guests were captivated with Sheryl, her music and her message.

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Jewel Ball

Elegance and Grace
The Jewel Ball was held on June 16th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Pamela Sutherland Gyllenborg (Mrs. John Eric Gyllenborg) served as the chairman. Joan Jenkins Bartlett (Mrs. Paul Dana Bartlett, Jr.) was the honorary chairman, and Margaret Hall Pence (Mrs. William Keith Pence) was the vice chairman. Sumptuous textiles and flowers in hues of saffron, curry and turmeric transported guests to distant, far-off lands, exposing them to a fusion of cultural experiences.

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Alphapointe Pro Am Golf Tournament

Teeing Off For Youth
The C& C Group Alphapointe Pro Am Golf Tournament at Loch Lloyd Country Club had more than 150 amateur and professional golfers participate in the tournament on June 11th. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the youth programming at Alphapointe, including two summer camps for youth and teens with vision loss. Golf foursomes were paired with a professional from the Midwest Section of the PGA.

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UMB Big Bash

A Colossal Party
Grammy-award winning bluegrass group Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers dazzled guests at the 2012 UMB Big Bash. The group performed for a sold-out crowd on June 21st at The Midland by AMC, and helped raise $100,000 for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Women’s Employment Network. Mariner Kemper and Peter deSilva were the honorary co-chairmen.

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Gilda’s Club Kansas City

Grand Opening
Gilda’s Club Kansas City held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 1st at its Clubhouse location. Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club WorldWide, was the special guest. Gilda’s Club Kansas City provides free social and emotional support for anyone in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties facing cancer.
Also featured in the July 21st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel and Debbie Sauer

Mary Linna Woods, Dr.

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