I On Philanthropy

2017 Class of Rising Star – Dean Newton

Dean Newton is the managing director of Delta Dental and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. “I have known Dean as a good friend and have seen him participate and be a leader in a variety of public service and business activities,” said Shannon Blades, Basys Systems. “I know him to be an outstanding individual, a person with superb leadership skills and one who is totally committed to improving the community through public service.

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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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