Event Extras

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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Johnson County Community College Foundation

Some Enchanted Evening
The Johnson County Community College Foundation held its annual Some Enchanted Evening scholarship gala on November 8th at the Overland Park Marriott. Mary Birch was the chairman, and Bryan Biggs served as the corporate sponsor chairman. The Johnson Countian of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Gary Morsch, president and founder of Heart to Heart International.

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Inside Pediatrics Premiere Party

Red Carpet Premiere
November 18th was the date for Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Inside Pediatrics Premiere Party at Starlight Theatre. Inside Pediatrics is a six-part documentary narrated by Paul Rudd that featured the inspiring stories of 28 families at Children’s Mercy Hospital. More than 400 guests enjoyed a panel discussion moderated by Lara Moritz and Len Jennings with physicians and families from the series, followed by a special viewing of the first episode.

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Nurse of the Year Awards

March of Dimes

November 7th was the date for the March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards gala at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Awards were presented to exceptional nurses from a variety of settings. Dean Karen Miller, The University of Kansas School of Nursing; was the honorary chairman, and Tammy Peterman, The University of Kansas Hospital; served as the chairman.

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The Women’s Foundation

22nd Annual Luncheon
Barbara P. Allen and David Wysong were the honorary co-chairmen, and Colleen and Joe Euteneuer served as the chairmen of The Women’s Foundation’s 22nd Annual Luncheon. More than 1,400 guests attended the sold-out event on December 5th that featured former United States Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright as the keynote speaker at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. A Patrons’ Reception was held prior to the Luncheon.

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