I On Philanthropy

Rising Star Reflections

Casey and Sloane Simmons
Casey and Sloane Simmons are sisters who co-own STUFF in Brookside. They were both Rising Star volunteers, class of 2012, and they share a passion for AIDS Walk Kansas City. The sisters have been volunteering for the walk together for many years, and it has become a yearly tradition.

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The Symphony Ball Auction

Style and the Symphony
The silent auction of The Symphony Ball will feature a glorious gathering of luxurious items. The event, to be held on September 8th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will raise funds for the Kansas City Symphony. Ursula Terrasi is the auction chairman. Additional auction items are featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Alphapointe Adventure Camp
Joan Carhart, Ann Hatch, Paulette Markel, and Valerie Vaughn, Alphapointe Adventure Camp volunteers; worked hard this summer preparing lunches for the kids. Thanks to the help of these volunteers, 22 Adventure campers enjoyed making campfire pizzas over an open fire. More than 30 volunteers helped make this summer an amazing experience for the campers.

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9th Annual Remembrance Walk

Supporting Our Town
On September 9th, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support will host its 9th Annual Remembrance Walk at Loose Park. The fundraiser helps support suicide awareness, education, prevention and survivor support.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Caitlin O’Neal

Caitlin O’Neal has gone above and beyond! She was recently named outstanding volunteer for the Cerner Corporation for spending her time giving to Cerner’s First Hand Foundation. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for volunteering more than 100 hours of community service. Thank you, Caitlin, for all you do for Our Town!
Also featured in the August 18th issue

 
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