Event Extras

Tee It Up

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas
May 11th was the date for the 34th Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. More than 145 golfers enjoyed lunch, great golf, a dinner reception, and an awards ceremony at Lake Quivira Country Club. Proceeds support Catholic Charities’ Kids Summer Food Program.

The gorgeous view from the Lake Quivira Golf Course.

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Fashion For A Cause

Decade Of Style
Honorary Chairman Peggy Dunn and Co-chairmen Dr. Natasha Acosta and Dr. Lawrence R. Ricci welcomed 1,200 guests to Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation’s Fashion For A Cause. Mario Lopez was the celebrity host of the 10th anniversary event that was held on April 17th at the Kansas City Convention Center.  Proceeds support Truman Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care units.

Co-chairmen Dr. Natasha Acosta and Dr. Lawrence R.

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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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