Event Extras

Crescendo Patron Party

The beautiful home of Katherine and Jim Schorgl was the setting for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo Patron Party on October 26th. Guests gathered on the patio on the warm fall evening and were entertained by the Conservatory’s jazz trio.

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

Christi and Tom Miller were the chairmen of March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction. More than 400 guests attended the October 17th event at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Partygoers sampled one-of-a-kind dishes from talented chefs from Our Town and around the country and enjoyed bidding on live auction packages created by the Signature Chefs. Carolyn Long served as the emcee.

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Kansas City Actors Theatre – Brouhaha

Elaine and Ben Mann were the chairmen of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s annual Brouhaha event on November 12th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This year launched the Gary Holcombe Legacy Fund, intended to fund young and emerging artists, both onstage and behind-the-scenes, as well as to develop new audiences for live theatrical storytelling through partnerships and educational programming. Gary, who passed away in 2011, was one of eight founding members of KCAT.

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Police Foundation of Kansas City – A Call for Backup

The third annual A Call for Backup, a benefit for the Police Foundation of Kansas City, will be held on February 24th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Christy and Bill Gautreaux will serve as the honorary chairmen, and Dayton Moore will be the keynote speaker. The Police Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for equipment that reduces crime but could not be obtained otherwise by the Department within its existing budget.

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Shoot for the Cure

Shoot for the Cure recently kicked off with the Nick and Jake’s Western Dinner and Auction at the Overland Park Racquet Club. The following day, shooters went to Powder Creek Shooting Park for the two sporting clay competitions.

Co-chairman Cody Fisher, board member; and Stephanie Fisher

Co-chairman Dave Ruf III, board member; Carole Gurley, Dave Ruf, Jr.

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