Event Extras

March of Dimes – March for Babies Corporate Kick-Off

March of Dimes recently held a Corporate Kick Off for March for Babies at the Black & Veatch World Headquarters. Sponsors, partners and corporate teams enjoyed breakfast and a special presentation.

Emcees Carolyn Long and Gary Amble took a selfie to promote the 2016 March for Babies social media campaign. #MODKC #IFIGHTFOR

Corporate teams and partners gathered to launch the 2016 fundraising campaign.

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Horizon Academy – Bayou Bash

The 12th annual Bayou Bash was held on February 6th at Starlight Theatre. Arley and Brian Ward and Robyn Schoonover and Don Munce were co-chairmen. Proceeds support need-based scholarships and programming for the students at Horizon Academy.

Laurie and Mark Milton

Kathy and Dan Tiemeier, Jane and Gene O’Neill and David van Asselt and Maura O’Neil

David Flower-Carrothers and Cameron LaFerla, Horizon Academy students; cared for the puppy from the live auction.

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Miles of Smiles – Brush Up On Fashion

February 18th was the date for Miles of Smiles’ VIP Kick-off Reception for Brush Up On Fashion at the beautiful home of Shirley Pryor. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a special shopping event with Meierotto Jewelers. Susan Hiland is serving as chairman of the third annual luncheon and fashion show on April 8th at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa.

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Friends of University Academy – Documentary Screening

February 25th was the date for Friends of University Academy’s Documentary Screening  of An American Ascent for friends and supporters at Alamo Drafthouse. Guests enjoyed a private screening of the film, a panel discussion and an opportunity to meet one of the climbers, Rosemary Saal, as well as Andy Adkins, co-producer; and James Mills, author of The Adventure Gap and co-collaborator on the film.

Guests enjoyed a fun cocktail hour in the Chesterfield Room at Alamo Drafthouse.

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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held on February 28th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Jennifer Gille Bacon and Bud Bacon were chairmen of the 29th annual event that featured entertainment by the legendary Neil Sedaka. Proceeds support the critical work Rose Brooks Center does in Our Town to end the cycle of domestic abuse.

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