Event Extras

Match Appreciation Banquet

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
More than 800 guests attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Appreciation Banquet on March 23rd. The special evening celebrated new friendships and honored Bigs and Littles. Special friends enjoyed pre-show entertainment, dinner and an awards ceremony. Big Brothers Big Sisters also gave out its biggest awards of the year, including Bigs of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Lifetime Friendship Award.

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Kansas City Tip-Off

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
The Uptown Theater was the perfect setting for the seventh annual Kansas City Tip-Off on March 26th. Scotty McCreery, former American Idol winner; was the featured performer. Proceeds from the event support Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet.

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Opus 3875

Strike A Chord
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts held a World Premiere of a documentary film about the making of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875. Nearly 600 guests attended the March 1st event that included live organ selections by Jan Kraybill, organ conservator.

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Civic Service Awards Celebration

Seeding the Future
March 29th was the date for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Awards Celebration, “Seeding the Future.” Ann and Kenneth Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Renana and Michael Abrams served as chairmen of the 42nd annual event that was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, an auction, dinner, awards, entertainment, and a video.

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Annual Luncheon

Women’s Employment Network¬†
Nearly 1,200 guests gathered on April 8th for the Women’s Employment Network¬† Annual Luncheon. Dianne and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II were the honorary chairmen, and Katie Van Luchene and Beth Zollars served as co-chairmen of the event that celebrates and honors women in Our Town who have overcome great obstacles to achieve economic stability for themselves and their families. Alice Ellison received the 2015 Beth K. Smith Award.

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