I On Philanthropy

Children’s Mercy – Great HeighTS Clinic

A Pink Party was held recently at Children’s Mercy’s Great HeighTS Clinic. Sporting KC and the Shadow Buddies Foundation hosted the event that featured tiaras, nail polish, hair and make-up, and Disney princess accessories. Turner Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome that affect’s a girl’s development.

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Name Dropping – The Jewel Ball

The ladies who lead the activities of The Jewel Ball each year share a very special bond, as well as a sense of humor, comfortable shoes and an enormous amount of respect for two cultural pillars of the Kansas City community – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 50th Annual Gala

October 7th is the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 50th Annual Gala, “The Diamond Ball,” at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will kick off the Kansas City Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee season. Melanie and Michael Fenske are serving as the chairmen. The Ballet Guild is a group of more than 200 women and men whose purpose is to serve as advocates for dance and ballet in Our Town.

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Cheers to Volunteers – John DeWitt

Rose Brooks Center’s annual Field Day event would not be the same without Coach John DeWitt, Belvidere Elementary School. John donates his time, equipment and energy to transform the grounds into a maze of relays, parachutes, balloon tosses, sack races, and more. Thanks to John’s kindness and generosity, the nearly 50 children living Rose Brooks Center enjoy a day full of smiles, normalcy, escape, and healing.

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