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Lyric Opera Ball

Lyric Opera Auction
It will be a wonderful evening at the Lyric Opera Ball on April 20th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s theme is the “Wonderful Wizard of Opera.” Guests will enjoy dinner and dancing, and will have the chance to bid on some truly fabulous auction items including jewelry, art, trips, and even an airplane ride. Jeanne and Joe Brandmeyer are the honorary chairmen, and Dr. Michella Stiles is serving as the chairmen.

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The University of Kansas Hospital

Girls’ Night In
February 21st marked the seventh annual Girls’ Night In, and Portfolio Kitchen and Home in the historic Pershing Building was the perfect setting for a night of cooking and conversation. Guests, adorned in red, moved from kitchen to kitchen to watch four premier chefs from Our Town in action. Four community leaders served as “sous chefs” and competed in a fundraising battle. The evening’s winner, Frank Ross, Jr., earned the most votes and was crowned winner.

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36th Annual Steer Dinner

Raising a Legacy of Stars
Avila University held its 36th Annual Steer Dinner Raising a Legacy of Stars on February 18th at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Guests enjoyed a “steer” steak dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Susan and Kevin McGreevy were the honorary chairmen, and Sue and Joe Fahey were the chairmen. Keith King served as the master of ceremonies. Proceeds benefited the Avila University scholarship fund.

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Celebrating 20 Years
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City hosted a 20th anniversary celebration at the Sprint Center on January 26th. Nine former presidents of the board of directors spoke about their years with WFGKC.
Also featured in the March 17th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons

Dawn Oliver, Marilyn B.

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American Heart Association

Happy Anniversary
 The American Heart Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary on February 18th with the Heart & Stroke Ball at the Kansas City Convention Center. The evening included a fabulous dinner, dancing to Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and live and silent auctions. Carla and Don Duryee were the honorary chairmen. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg, Tina and Paul Neidlein and Linda and David Gentile served as the co-chairmen.

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