Event Extras

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

More than 1,100 guests enjoyed UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The November 4th event featured the incredible talent of 250 student and faculty members who performed on the Helzberg Hall stage. Susan Gordon and Scott Francis were the honorary chairmen, and Linda and Mike Lyon served as the chairmen.

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St. Teresa’s Academy – 150th Anniversary Gala

More than 650 guests gathered for St. Teresa’s Academy’s 150th Anniversary Gala at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Katie and Ryan Duffy and Denise and Dave Schloegel were the co-chairmen of the November 19th event. Guests enjoyed listening to remarks from several alumnae whose lives have been significantly impacted by their experience and education at the Academy.

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High Aspirations – Sixth Annual Mentors Challenge

November 16th was the date for the Sixth Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations. Guests enjoyed dinner, remarks by Henry Wash and a presentation of the Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award to Henry W. Bloch. Anita and Gary Maltbia and US Engineering were honored for their dedication to mentorship in Our Town. Keynote Speaker Stedman Graham was interviewed by Tom Bloch.

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Heartland Men’s Chorus – Dinner of Note

Heartland Men’s Chorus’ Dinner of Note, “Babalu! Hot in Havana!” was held on October 22nd at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Jill and Don Hall, Jr. were the honorary chairmen, and Kimberlee Ried and Brian Larios were the co-chairmen. Proceeds support the Chorus to be able to perform music that promotes social justice and equality in a very entertaining way.

Leah Hopkins and Brian Williams took a self during the silent auction.

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