I On Philanthropy

The March of Dimes

Savory Dining
The Signature Chefs Auction, a benefit for The March of Dimes, will be held on October 13th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Chef Mark Gaier and Chef Clark Frasier of Arrows and MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, and M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar in Boston, Massachusetts, will be cooking at one of the eight tasting stations at the event. In 2010, the James Beard Foundation named Mark and Clark as “Best Chefs in the Northeast.

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Kim Steakle

Kim Steakle has been a dedicated volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association for the past five years. She is personally and professionally connected to Alzheimer’s and is a true champion for the cause. Kim Steakle works at Thoughtful Care (Senior Home Care Services) in Family Relations. She shares her passion in all areas, including community awareness, education and fundraising.

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Chris Dove

Chris Dove is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2014. He is a trial attorney in the intellectual property group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Chris provides pro bono legal services and volunteers with Legal Aid of Western Missouri and Jackson County Family Court. Chris and his wife, Beatriz Ibarra, recently moved to Kansas City after living in Washington, D.C. for many years. They have two children, Penelope and Leo.

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Betsy Sharp Lynch

Rising Star Reflections 
Betsy Sharp Lynch is a member of the Rising Stars, Class of 2014. Betsy enjoys volunteering at Amethyst Place, the Volunteer Attorney Project, The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Habitat for Humanity, Read Across America, Happy Bottoms, Harvesters, and the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. Betsy enjoys going to football games, watching college basketball and taking her children to the zoo.

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WIN for KC Triathlon

Remarkable Run
July 26th is the date for the WIN for KC Triathlon. The largest all-female triathlon in the Midwest will be held at Smithville Lake. To volunteer, visit winforkctri.org. 
Also featured in the June 14th issue of The Independent 

Volunteers checked participants in before the  2013 event.

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