Event Extras

Midwest Innocence Project – Faces of Innocence

April 19th was the date for Faces of Innocence at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jarrett Adams, who was exonerated after 10 years in prison, was the keynote speaker.  Proceeds support the Midwest Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted in five states.

Exoneree and Emcee Brian Banks addressed the sold-out crowd.

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Harvesters – Forks & Corks

Mark Donovan was the honorary chairman for Forks & Corks, a benefit for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, on April 28th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the event with gourmet fare and wine from more than 50 of Our Town’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Board Members Dan Crumb and Wesley Fields flanked Mark Donovan, honorary chairman.

Lost Wax kept guests tapping their toes at the event.

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The Family Conservancy – Brew for Books

Boulevard Brewing Company was the setting for The Family Conservancy’s third annual Brew for Books on April 14th. More than 250 guests donated more than 725 books for children from birth through age five, who are living in poverty. Ryan Triggs was the featured entertainer.

 Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of Ryan Triggs.

Joe Harmon, board member; Cherie Meyer, P.T.

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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years

Barbara P. Allen and Deborah Allen were the honorary co-chairmen, and Debby Ballard and Cora Storbeck served as the co-chairmen of The Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. More than 1,000 guests celebrated three decades of WEN at the April 6th event. Lynnette Williams, WEN; was honored with the 2016 Beth K. Smith Award.

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