Professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes walked the runway on January 28. The event benefited the YMCA’s Challenger adaptive sports and social programs for kids with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. It raised a net total of $151,402. Guests enjoyed dinner, auctions, the fashion show, and music by Dolewite.
ReDiscover’s 2nd annual Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience had another record-breaking year! More than 400 guests savored delicious bites from Kansas City’s finest restaurants and participated in silent and live auctions. Proceeds support ReDiscover’s programs that provide behavioral health services to over 37,000 individuals each year.
Guests sampled bites from over 60 local restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers in the home of Jon and Kelly Lambert. This year featured an oyster bar courtesy of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and wine and champagne from Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. Proceeds benefit Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care.
North Kansas City Hospital’s Club W hosted E! TV's Giuliana Rancic on Nov. 10 for their Wine and Wisdom series. She spoke about finding joy in the midst of life’s most challenging moments and connected with audience members.
Cocktails, music, dinner, art and amazing comedy from Paul Reiser made for a night out that 300+ folks who attended the tenth annual Stand up for Synergy will not soon forget. The night raised more than $300,000 to help the children, teens, women and families that Synergy serves.
ALKC celebrated their 30th anniversary at the Courtyard KC at Briarcliff on October 6. ALKC is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to serve children and adults in the greater KC area with philanthropic programs funded by proceeds from their thrift store, THE ReSALE SHOP.
Thirty-plus barreistas attended Pure Barre Zona Rosa's first "Pop-Up" Class in the Zona Rosa Town Square. Clients got their LTB (lift. tone. burn.) in for the day in the fresh morning air! Pure Barre is a fast, effective way to tone and tighten your body. PureBarre.com.
Hillcrest Platte County hosted their annual Gala and Auction on October 8th at the Embassy Suites. This fun event raises funds to support HPC's mission of helping the homeless and insecurely housed in Platte County to learn the skills necessary to become self-supporting, contributing members of our community.
On August 13, Gary Crossley Ford and the Assistance League of Greater Kansas City collaborated to collect $2,758.12 in school supplies that were packaged into 75 backpacks for needy elementary and high school students at the Synergy Youth Resiliency Center and Operation Child in Need.
The Whole Person held their 6th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 26 at The Gallery Event Space. The event, emceed by Fox 4's John Holt, featured speaker Colonel Greg Gadson. The event honored individuals and organizations working to further TWP’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7356 in Parkville hosted their 5th annual charity golf tournament fundraiser. Participants and volunteers gathered on August 22 at The Deuce at The National Golf Club for a beautiful day of golf. All proceeds raised went towards assisting veterans in the area.
The Weston Family Clinic opened its second location, now named the Genesis Medical Spa, in the Picture Hills Shopping Center. Debra Keith, D.O., is joined in the practice by Jenna Tarantino, Aesthetician, Certified laser Tech and Lindsey Pratt, Aesthetician.
Southern Platte County's latest new home community has opened up its first phase out of a 340 planned lots. The Grand Opening showcased some of the new homes as potential buyers met the builders, saw the overall community plan, enjoyed free food and drinks, and won some amazing prizes.
The event on June 10th featured activities, raffle baskets, a Live Auction and Raise the Paddle auction benefitting the Student Assistance Program at Liberty Public Schools. The Foundation provides vouchers for under/uninsured students at Liberty schools to receive medical care. $87,000 was raised for the Foundation. Photos Larry F. Levenson.
Member volunteers of the Assistance League of Kansas City kicked off their 30th Anniversary year at the June chapter meeting sporting their celebration pearls and T-shirts. The organization spearheads multiple programs that aid the needy in Kansas City. Celebrating 30 years together . . . making our community better. ALKC.org.
A sold-out crowd of more than 400 attended the 26th annual Kindest Kansas Citian awards, a benefit for Synergy Services. The celebration of kindness makes it possible for Synergy to offer anti-violence programs throughout Greater Kansas City.
Wolfe~Sweeney & Courtney hosted the event at Parkville Reece Nichols office on April 27th raising over $700 for the Fund. Founder and Chief of Police Kevin Chrisman was the guest speaker. Through the local schools, Chief Chrisman finds out which children and families are in need of financial assistance.
The Global Orphan Project teamed up with CarePortal this year to raise awareness for hurting children and families in Kansas City. CarePortal is an initiative of The Global Orphan Project connecting local churches and state to meet the needs of children in the foster care system and at-risk families. CarePortal.org
Hot Spot Pools, Hot Tubs & BBQ owners Larry and Carol Jones celebrated 10 years in business on April 16. The event was a thank you to the loyal customers who make it possible for Hot Spot to continue to provide exceptional products and services for the backyard oasis.
The inaugural Patriot Outreach Golf tournament on May 9, raised $3,500. The proceeds will provide free Coping Strategies CDs to all Warriors who request them, fund Warriors/First Responders attending PTSD Seminars, provide financial assistance to disabled veterans, and counseling to those individuals and families suffering from stress disorders.
The Auction has become an annual tradition for 700+ attendees. Guests arrived dressed as their favorite CLUE characters ready to enjoy an evening of bidding, games, and fundraising for St. Therese School and Parish.
The Dentistry for Children staff were out and about again enjoying each other's company at Pinot's Palette Briarcliff! We are so lucky to have these opportunities to do fun group activities outside the office. We were able to express our creativity and show our excitement for our Kansas City Royals!
Stonecrest at Burlington Creek held a blood drive on February 11. Donors received a complimentary lunch and helped to save six lives for every donation! Donations were received by the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.
This year's Challenge Your Fashion event was a huge success. The fashion show and fundraiser featuring KC sports stars raised $213,000 for the YMCA's Challenger Program for diversely abled athletes and the Fred and Shirley Prior Challenger Field.
The 42nd annual event raised $2,154,000+ for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. Attended by more than 1,600 guests at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, the elegant black-tie gala supports programs and services which help the poor and most vulnerable.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7356 and Auxiliary held their annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Banquet January 16th. Eight children received scholarships totaling over $2000. Contact the Post at 816.746.8010 for information.
On February 13, 250+ guests toured the museum, enjoyed a dance lesson, exhibition and dancing to the sound of the Abel Ramirez Big Band. Proceeds help provide ballroom dance lessons to students in Kansas City-area schools, via Culture through Ballroom Dance. Photos by Mike Strong.
More than 400 guests sipped and savored bites from Kansas City's finest restaurants and beverage vendors at Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience. The fundraiser benefited ReDiscover's programs and services and also raised awareness about behavioral health needs.
St. Nicholas dropped in on the Shoal Creek Living History Museum on December 5. Guests mingled with actors in period dress, mailed letters to Santa and celebrated St. Lucia Day. Boy Scouts led tours of the grounds.
The Whole Person (TWP) held its 5th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon on November 6 at the Grand Street Café, honoring individuals and organizations that are working to further TWP’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.
Shawn Stewart entertained crowds as audience members bid on art pieces by Farmers' Hands Photography at the monthly Art Jam held November 28. A silent auction, expanded cocktail list and new dinner items drew crowds for the event.
The Northland's newest eatery, Qdoba Mexican Eats, opened November 2 with a 'pay what you want' promotion. The event raised $5,300 for the families of Fire Station Local 42, which lost two of its own in a fire in October.
This first annual event, hosted at Macken Park on September 12, raised more than $11,000 to support programs and build awareness for people with developmental disabilities in the Kansas City, Missouri, region.
The event benefitted the Center for Concussion Management at the University of Kansas Hospital. Ten former Chiefs players, along with Coach Dick Vermeil and Mitch Holthus, coached players through skills stations and a 7 on 7 tournament. Photography Seth Laubinger
Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston welcomed representatives from 40+ organizations to place items into a time capsule to be opened at Parkville's 200th anniversary in 2049. Northland Lifestyle was honored to place one of their issues in the time capsule. Photography Christopher T. Murphy
“Every Child Needs a Hero, but Abused Children Need SuperHeroes.” More than 1,000 adults and kids raised $46,000 to help CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advocate for abused/neglected children. Photography Tracie Lansing Photography and Joe Coulter
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David McCullough discussed his new book on the lives, trials and ultimate triumph of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright at a special engagement at the Kansas City Public Library.
The event to welcome the Eltowm family to their new home included a blessing and remarks by President and CEO Tom Lally, as well as other key leadership and many of the organizations that helped to build the home. Photography by Betty Miller
Inspiring stories of everyday acts of kindness were shared and celebrated at Synergy Services' dinner event. The heartwarming evening honoring local residents and the students that nominated them raised nearly $175,000 to fund Synergy's anti-bullying programs.
Superman, Iron Man, Spider Man, Hulk attended Gladstone Community Center's first Mother/Son Super Hero party. Everyone deemed the party a huge success as an event where mothers get to spend some quality time with their sons.
The 19th Annual Gladstone Bluesfest welcomed music fans from around the region. Eight regionally and nationally known bands delighted audiences on June 5-6 at Oak Grove Park. Photography Chris Cox, Gladstone Magazine
Wild Birds Unlimited, Missouri Division of Conservation Stream Team partnered with local businesses, including Bank Liberty, The Rim Restaurant, Seva Cuisine of India, and the Liberty North Environmental Club for the 3rd annual event.
Park University recently hosted Ballyhoo, an annual premier fundraising event that supports University programs and scholarships, at Leawood's AMC headquarters. The event benefitted Park’s School of Business and the University’s Presidential Honors Scholarship.
Barry Elementary and Pathfinder Elementary schools teamed up for the event, where teachers and administrators worked behind the counter to serve students and parents, raising nearly $1,000. Proceeds support field trips, educational experiences books and technology.
More than 200 people enjoyed an evening of delicious food and cocktails at River Market Event Place, with a variety of culinary delights from their extensive menu, baked goods from 3 Women and an Oven, and coffee from City Market Coffee House. RelishKC.com
An unforgettable evening included fine dining, auctions and dancing to the Michael Beers Band, and appearances by opera student Micah Welch, heart transplant survivor John Muetter, Kansas City Ballet II, Bach Aria Trio and the Joe Cartwright Trio.