What strikes me most when talking with Deborah Sandler is her curiosity about the world. When she’s not listening to an opera or planning one, she’s probably reading about design or current affairs in The New York Times, or taking in fresh air at Loose Park, or enjoying the Kemper Museum, or settling in with a good book (current read: Whitney Terrell’s Kansas City novel The King of Kings County).
Mercedes Givens is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and is a member of the recruiting committee and Food Task Force. He is a wealth management consultant for the private client reserve of U.S. Bank. Mercedes is married and has two children. He enjoys reading, golfing, exercising, cooking, and traveling.
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley was extremely honored when the Kansas City Ballet Guild asked her to serve as the Nutcracker Ball chairman. It will be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City, and Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman. “This 48th annual event is especially exciting since it is the world premiere of Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, featuring all new costumes, sets and choreography,” said Siobhan.
Guests will experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood at Ozanam’s 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. The December 4th event will be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Andrea and David Leavitt are the chairmen, and Larry Moore will serve as emcee.
“More than half of the 17-member KCares for Kids Walk planning committee includes Children’s Mercy employees who are volunteering their time to support the cause. That speaks volumes about our organization’s passion behind our patients. Each child’s success is my personal goal. I know so many people here feel the same way. We had a saying in my household growing up: ‘To whom much is given, much is required.