I On Philanthropy

Kansas City Ballet Guild

Proud Parents
A special photo provided the perfect holiday gathering for Kansas City Ballet Guild parents of children in the cast of this year’sNutcracker. More than 200 roles are filled by professional dancers and local students. The Nutcracker runs through December 23rd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with music by the Kansas City Symphony. 
Also featured in the December 15th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

Gold Medal Speaker
February 1st is the date for WIN for KC’s 19th Annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is the featured speaker. Kerri and her partner, Misty May-Treanor, are the winningest team in beach volleyball history.
Also featured in the December 15th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: WIN for KC

 
 
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Rising Star Reflections

Sheri Johnson
Sheri Johnson has served on the Alphapointe board for six years and served this past year as board chairman. She has helped lead the organization through its 100th anniversary, a re-brand, an acquisition, and an updated strategic plan. Sheri reflects fondly on the opportunities that Alphapointe provides to those who are blind and visually impaired and she is passionate about Alphapointe’s mission to empower people with vision loss to live independent lives.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Cheryl Cartner

Cheryl Cartner has been a dedicated volunteer with the Love Fund for Children for more than 20 years. She has spearheaded many committees and fundraisers and has been a huge supporter for the children. She has served as president of the Love Fund League and volunteered in the office once a week for six years.
Also featured in the December 15th issue

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Cheers to Volunteers

Dr. Edward “Ted” Higgins

Dr. Edward “Ted” Higgins has been a devoted vascular surgeon in the Kansas City community and a tireless advocate for improving health here in Our Town. He has previously served as president for the Research Medical Center staff, and chairman of The Research Foundation where he currently serves as a board member. Dr. Ted Higgins is a committed member of the MS 150, an annual fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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