Event Extras

Whitefield Academy

Ad Dei Gloriam Benefit Auction
Whitefield Academy‘s annual dinner and auction will be held on February 12th at the Ritz Charles Conference Center.  Guests will enjoy a live and silent auction, delicious dinner and live music from the students at the school.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Whitefield Academy and its mission to provide classical Christian education for students in Our Town.  David Greusel will serve as auctioneer and Kathy Kinnan will be the emcee.

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Harry S. Truman Library Institute

Wild About Harry kick-off 
The Wild About Harry Kick-Off Meeting was held on December 15th and Nancy and Herb Kohn served as event chairmen. The Wild About Harry celebration will be held on April 28th and will feature a keynote address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and honor Christopher “Kit” Bond. W.H. “Bert” Bates and Edward Matheny will serve as the honorary co-chairmen.

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Grants Awards Luncheon
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City hosted its 18th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon on December 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Grants were awarded to 19 local agencies for programs benefiting women and girls in Our Town.  Kanyere Eaton was the keynote speaker.  Amy Davis, Sherri Wattenbarger and Carrie Doctor-Hartman served as luncheon co-chairmen.  A Patrons’ Party was held on December 2nd at The PrivateBank.

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Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary

24th Biennial Holly Ball
Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 24th Biennial Holly Ball on December 4th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and dancing to the tunes of Galaxy.  Caren Nelsen and Cacki Smith served as co-chairmen.  Proceeds from the event benefited the Emergency Department of Saint Luke’s Hospital.

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Midwest Ear Institute

The HEARAid Gala
The HEARAid Gala took place on November 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  G. Richard Hastings was the honorary chairman.  Jeff Greiner was honored for his contribution in the field of cochlear implants.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful performance from Las Vegas headliner Larry G Jones.  The beautiful home of Ann Dickinson was the site for the Patrons’ Party on November 11th.

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