I On Philanthropy

Spotlight on Centurions

Ruben Alonso III

The Centurions Class of 2014 is fortunate to have Ruben Alonso III as a member. He is from West Orange, New Jersey, and came to Our Town via Los Angeles. Ruben’s wife, Shannon Jaax, Class of 2012, urged him to become part of Centurions. It has provided a terrific opportunity for him to widen his circle of friends and peers as well as increase his commitment to service.

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Wild About Harry

Addressing Party

The 14th annual benefit for the Harry S. Truman Institute, Wild About Harry, will take place on April 11th. An addressing party was held on February 28th at the home of Cathy Schultz. Cathy Hedlund and Cathy Schultz served as the co-chairmen for the party. Proceeds from the event will support educational programs, museum exhibitions, forums, and programs at the Museum.

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Megan Day

Spotlight on Centurions

Megan Day is currently the director of corporate relations at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics. Megan’s favorite volunteer projects include calling bingo at Higher M-Pact and helping children decorate Valentine’s cookies at The Children’s Place. As part of the Centurions Program, Megan serves as a social committee member and task force co-chairman for Emerging Kansas City, a day focused on emerging locations, industries and people within our community.

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Julia Israel

Cheers to Volunteers

Julia Israel and Sara Wolf

Julia Israel has been a dedicated volunteer at Jackson County CASA for eight years. Julia also serves on the  board of directors and helped to strengthen the organization and enabled it to serve more children. Julia is fluent in Spanish and she has been a tremendous help for families who do not speak English. Thank you, Julia, for your extraordinary commitment to Jackson County CASA.

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Palette and Palate 2013

Couples in the Kitchen

Chef Linda Duerr, River Club; and Chef Leon Bahlmann, Café Trio

Palette and Palate 2013 will be held on May 19th in the Janssen Place Historic District at the beautiful homes of Carol and Allan Hallquist and Ann and Frank Uryasz. The Vanderslice Committee of the Kansas City Art Institute’s event will include delicious fare by local married celebrity chefs Linda Duerr of The River Club; and Leon Bahlmann of Café Trio.

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