Event Extras

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Gala Celebration

May 14th was the date for the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s fourth Annual Gala Celebration. The event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Donald J. Hall and David Hall were the honorary co-chairmen, and Benny Lee served as the chairman.

A lovely Patrons’ Party was held at the beautiful home of Edith and Benny Lee.

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Royals Charities – Diamond of Dreams

More than 1,250 guests attended Royals Charities’ Diamond of Dreams event at Kauffman Stadium. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare from local restaurants, a silent auction, a live performance by Daughtry, a VIP Party featuring Tiffany & Co., and a spectacular fireworks show.

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Community LINC – UMB Big Bash

Mariner Kemper and Mike Hagedorn served as the honorary co-chairmen of the sixth annual UMB Big Bash at The Midland Theatre. The June 23rd event featured legendary 1980s rockers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The UMB Big Bash Foundation donated $25,000 to Community LINC. Community LINC’s mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for families.

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