Tariq Abdullah is a member of the 2014 class of Centurions and serves on its recruiting committee and Wild Card Task Force. Tariq currently serves as the general counsel, compliance officer and assistant secretary at the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The KBA makes strategic investments in public and private entities, with the goal of making Kansas the nation’s leader in bioscience business and innovation. Tariq lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife and two children.
Books & Boutiques
Alex George, featured speaker
May 3rd is the date for Books & Boutiques, Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s annual fundraiser at the Overland Park Convention Center. Alex George, best-selling author of A Good American, is the featured speaker. Guests will enjoy a spring fashion show, delicious lunch and fabulous shopping from local boutiques. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Hospital’s new infusion center.
The Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 10th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Patricia Scott is the chairman. The event will honor ten mothers in the Kansas City area who have the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement and civic engagement. Proceeds from the Luncheon benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City.
May 4th is the date for the 6th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala. The event is a benefit for The Mission Project and will be held on May 4th at Carriage Club. Jennifer and Doug Crable are serving as the honorary chairmen of this year’s gala. The Mission Project recently thanked past and current gala chairmen with an intimate event at Carriage Club. Guests enjoyed appetizers, cocktails and conversation.
Art of the Car Concours
Marshall Miller is the founder and chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art of the Car Concours. Marshall’s obsession with vintage vehicles dates back to the 1950s. Marshall has recruited hundreds of community volunteers who join with the KCAI staff each year to support the event which raises funds for student scholarships. The 2013 Art of the Car Concours will take place on June 23rd, with preview events scheduled for June 22nd.