Event Extras

JCRB|AJC – Human Relations Dinner

November 20th was the date for Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee’s Human Relations Dinner at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Julia Irene Kauffman was honored with the Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award. Janice and Tom Kreamer, Annabel and James B. Nutter, Sr., Sharon and Louis Smith, and Anne and Robert St. Peter were the co-chairmen, and Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts; was the keynote speaker.

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Village Shalom – Ages of Excellence Celebration

Alana Muller and Bruce Kershenbaum were the co-chairmen of Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Celebration at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The November 16th event featured a presentation by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and international bestselling author, Thomas Friedman.

Kathy and Scott Hawley

Thomas Friedman, guest speaker; smiled during a question and answer session that was moderated by Steve Kraske.

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

Stand Up for Synergy was held on November 5th at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Guests enjoyed cocktails, lounge singer Rudy Amato, artist Nick Clark, a delicious dinner, and a live auction, featuring the Nigro Brothers. Comedian Paul Reiser brought the house down with his wonderful performance. Michelle and Ryan Brown served as the chairmen.

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KidsTLC – United for Kids Gala, “Journey of Hope”

The North Club at Arrowhead Stadium was the perfect setting for KidsTLC’s 20th annual United for Kids Gala, “Journey of Hope,” on November 5th. The 20th annual event featured a Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull, a drawing for a new Honda Civic and a lively After Party in the Founders’ Club. Laura and Brian Dolezal were the honorary chairmen, and Kristin Malfer & Associates served as the chairmen.

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