Event Extras

Crittenton Children’s Center – Toast for the Children

Crittenton Children’s Center celebrated its 120th anniversary at Toast for the Children on October 20th at Union Station Kansas City. Mariel Hemingway was the special guest speaker. She recently released two memoirs in conjunction with National Mental Awareness Month, Out Came The Sun and Invisible Girl. Proceeds support mental health services and programs for area youth struggling to overcome traumatic life experiences and mental illness.

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – An Evening with Lisa Parker

An Evening with Lisa Parker was held recently at the 1900 Building. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors and guests enjoyed a presentation from Lisa, who serves as president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation. She discussed raising charitable children, youth philanthropy, new models of giving, and the evolution of family philanthropy.

Sean and Karen Miller

Greg Maday, board member; addressed the guests.

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Spofford – Butterfly Gala

Spofford’s 17th annual Butterfly Gala was held on October 8th. More than 500 guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the tunes of The Dave Stevens Band to celebrate Spofford’s 100th birthday. David Janus was the honorary chairman, and Teresa and Ryan Keller and Christian and Jim Brown served as the co-chairmen.

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