Event Extras


Fabulous Film
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial was the site for a reception and special screening of Unbroken on December 16th. Guests enjoyed a preview screening of the film, auction items including a copy of the Unbroken book that was signed by Louie Zamperini and a reception and tour of the Museum with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers.

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An Unbound Experience

Around The World
December 18th was the date for Unbound’s inaugural event, An Unbound Experience. Beth and John Manley were the honorary chairmen, and Elizabeth Alex served as the emcee.
Also featured in the January 24th issue of The Independent 

Ron and Kathy Roux with Jennifer Siebes, Unbound

David and Diane Hentges, Marty and Bill Porter and Tharon Schraeder and Diana Christensen

Honorary Chairmen John and Beth Manley

The Snow Globes entertained guests.

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31st annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Nearly 800 guests gathered at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center for Ozanam’s 31st annual Hollywood Holiday Gala on December 4th. After a lovely dinner, everyone enjoyed a video and a performance by the Ozanam cheerleaders. Larry Moore, who has served as the emcee for the last 31 years, kicked off the live auction portion of the evening with the assistance of the Nigro Brothers Auctioneers and Bryan Truta.

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The Gala on Fire

KVC Health Systems
KVC Health Systems’ The Gala on Fire was held at the historic Firestone Building. Bonne Illig, Kim Stevens, Debbie Douville, Kristina Klug, Lenise Ward, Ashlee Bressel, and Jenni Howard, all with VanBrock; served as the co-chairmen of the November 21st event.

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Ages of Excellence

Village Shalom
Vicki Novorr and James Klein were the co-chairmen of the sixth annual Ages of Excellence, a benefit for Village Shalom, on November 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Rick Reilly was the featured speaker, and the Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award was presented to the staff of Village Shalom for their exemplary actions during the events surrounding the tragic shootings on April 13th at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

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