Event Extras

Kansas City Artists Coalition

The 28th Annual KCAC Art Auction
The Kansas City Artists Coalition kicked off its 28th annual fundraising auction with a preview reception on February 16th.  A record-breaking 500 people attended the event, enjoying local culinary treats and viewing 200 pieces of art donated by regional and national artists.  The auction itself took place on February 19th, celebrating Our Town’s artists.  Julián Zugazagoitia, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; served as the honorary chairman.

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Spay & Neuter Kansas City

Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner Event
Spay & Neuter Kansas City held its 3rd Annual Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner Event on February 25th.  Charles Gusewelle was the featured speaker, and Keith King served as emcee.  Betsy Gamble was chairman of the event, which featured a raffle and silent and live auctions.  Proceeds help subsidize spay and neuter surgeries and provide support to other programs that help improve the quality of life for animals in Our Town.

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American Red Cross Greater Kansas City Chapter

Red Ball Kick-Off
Members of the Red Ball steering committee recently gathered at Trozzolo Communications to plan the upcoming event, which will be held on April 16th at the new Arrowhead Stadium North Club.  Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Bacon Brothers.  Carmen and Denny Thum will serve as the honorary chairmen, and Ellen and Chris Todd are the chairmen.  Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Greater Kansas City Chapter.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Timothy O’Leary

The Honorable Timothy O’Leary, honoree

The Honorable Timothy O’Leary recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  That’s the highest honor the organization bestows.  He is a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.  He served as a Jackson County Circuit Judge for 20 years and currently is of counsel with Polsinelli Shughart.

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Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Five Star Gala
Metropolitan Community College Foundation will host the Second Annual Five Star Gala on March 31st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The Francis Family Foundation will be honored at the gala for its dedicated years of service to Our Town.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, fabulous dinner and entertainment.  Carolyn Watley and Kathy and David Disney will serve as co-chairmen.

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