Event Extras

The Jewel Ball

Chairmen’s Coffee
The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on April 8th at The Kansas City Country Club. Ellen Benson Merriman is serving as chairman of the 61st annual Jewel Ball, to be held on June 20th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Important Luncheon
MOCSA held its Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on April 30th. Keynote Speaker Lara Logan spoke to the record-breaking audience about surviving a sexual assault while on assignment as a foreign correspondent with 60 Minutes, covering the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. The evening prior, Lynette and Norman Siegel hosted a Patrons’ Party at their lovely home.

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KCA Showcase + Auction

Celebrate The Arts
Union Station Kansas City was the setting for the KCA Showcase + Auction on April 10th. The sold-out event featured silent and live auctions, farm-to-fork fare, beautiful artwork, and wonderful performances that showcased the incredible talent of the students in the performing, visual and culinary arts. Tanna Guthrie and Jay Liebenguth served as hosts of the event that supports the Kansas City Academy.

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Forks & Corks

Eating Well
Mary McClure served as the chairman of Forks & Corks on April 23rd at the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The Patrons’ Party took place at 909 Walnut on April 16th. Proceeds support Harvesters and its network of agencies that provide more than 1.1 million meals to hungry families, children and seniors.

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Brew for Books

Great ReadsĀ 
The second annual Brew for Books, a benefit for The Family Conservancy, was held on April 16th at Boulevard Brewing Company. Guests donated children’s books and enjoyed Boulevard beer, Waldo Pizza and entertainment by John Goolsby.

Centurion Volunteers Hannah Hasselquist, Megan Stock and Karen Moore

Guests mingled on the patio of the Boulevard Brewing Company.

Michael Judy, Brian Sulley, John Minnis, and Cameron Duff flanked Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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