The 32nd Annual Kansas City Heart Ball was held on March 2 at the Kansas City Convention Center and raised $930,000 for the American Heart Association. These funds will be used to fund critical research, education, and programs in Kansas City. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live & silent auction, and a musical performance by Lost Wax and … Continued
A ‘Million Dreams’ filled the room at the 15th Annual Red Hot Night Gala held February 16 at the Kay Barnes Ballroom. More than 1,600 guests spent the evening enjoying cocktails, live music, gourmet dinner by Fiorella’s, auctions and dancing. Guests shared the love with Children’s Mercy and raised a record $2.39 million in support the … Continued
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrated excess with a theme of Napoleon: Splendor and Power for this year's Party Arty Gala on February 2. Money raised through Party Arty supports education efforts, community outreach initiatives, and helps maintain free access to over 500,000 visitors each year.
The 12th Annual Challenge Your Fashion event on January 26, 2019 was filled with fun and fashion. Models included Kansas City Royals Pitcher Brad Keller and Center Fielder Brian Goodwin. This year's event raised more than $145,000 for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program, which helps children and young adults with diverse abilities gain strength, confidence, and … Continued
Harvest Ball 2018 took on the look of a traditional 50s Prom. Guests dined and danced to tunes from the early days of rock ‘n roll and raised money for 21 grant recipients. With nearly $8 million in grants awarded in 32 years, Harvest Ball Society raises money and awareness that impacts people in need in Clay and Platte … Continued
Norm Macdonald headlined this stand-up comedy benefit, raising over $425,000 to help Synergy Services in its mission to overcome family violence in our community. His stand-out performance was complemented with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.
Borromeo Academy hosted their 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast on December 7 with proceeds totaling $60,000. Mass began at 7:30 am, followed by breakfast where St. Charles’ Pastor, Fr. Don Farnan, and Borromeo Academy’s Principal, Ann Lachowitzer, shared updates on the positive growth. The event ended with a tour through Borromeo Academy classrooms, the new Fine Arts floor and … Continued
On November 3rd, guests gathered to celebrate the work of the Southwest Boulevard Family Health CARE, hosted by Lauren and Aaron Blazar. Guests enjoyed chocolate from the city's best confectioners as well as champagne. The event raised more that $100,000 to support affordable health care services for SBFHC.
Imaging for Women hosted their 4th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration on September 21st at their Northland location. This yearly gathering honors their patients who have battled breast cancer and won, as well as the families and friends who support them. Guests enjoyed food from Chuy’s Mexican, sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes, a pink champagne … Continued
Hillcrest Hope donors and supporters gathered for the annual Night of Hope gala, celebrating 40 years of generational impact for families in need in the Northland. The celebration of a generous community and the graduate families of Hillcrest Hope took place at the beautiful View at Briarcliff. Photography by Larry F. Levenson Photography.
The third annual Fill the Bus event sponsored by Gary Crossley Ford was held on August 4. School supplies and cash donations were generously donated to Assistance League of Kansas City's Child In Need Program. Backpacks were donated by Attic Salt and First Student Transportation.
On June 7th, the Friends of Children's Mercy gathered for a little friendly competition for a good cause! The tournament raised money for the auxiliary of the hospital that engages a community of friends, neighbors, families and business partners committed to educate, invest in and nurture the health of all children.
150 people celebrated the expansion of the Valor Recovery Program at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. 1105 Dr. Brian Barash and Lisa St. Aubyn, CEO of Signature Psychiatric 1070 Kimberly Barlow, Carmen Patty, Jill, Teresa Owens, David Strother 0150 Claire McCaskill office interns Emma and Kelly Reed and Eric Martinez
On May 12th, more than 800 volunteers gathered to help the Global Orphan Project pack more than 100,000 meals for food-vulnerable children around the world. MannaPack meals are designed to quickly reverse and prevent malnutrition. For more information, visit GoProject.org.
Over 400 guests enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Kansas City Zoo, as they gathered to celebrate kindness at Synergy Services’ 28th annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards. More than $180,000 was raised to support community education programs Synergy provides to teach healthy relationship skills and prevent family violence.
On March 25, 55+ Northland kids organized teen homeless lunch-bags at the Staley Farms Clubhouse. Through family donations, kids (2-12yrs) assembled 850+ bags for Harvesters Give Lunch program. Kids4Kindness does quarterly kid-driven projects to raise community awareness and shape kindness early. Kids4Kindness next project supports the Ronald McDonald House.
On April 26, IMA Financial Group, Inc. hosted its inaugural Pickleball tournament at Chicken N Pickle. Approximately $30,000 was raised for area nonprofits, including $15,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. Nearly 200 guests attended the event, including IMA employees, event sponsors and prominent members of the community.
Kobler Chiropractic and Acupuncture celebrated the grand opening of their mobile unit on March 27. Dr. Kobler works with wellness teams to help your insurance premiums stay low or become lower. This office contains everything his stationary office has, from rehab equipment and traction to a full-size adjusting table.
Spay-ghetti and No Balls was held February 24 at the Midland Theater. This annual event supports Spay & Neuter Kansas City, which is working to end pet homelessness through low-cost spay/neuter, wellness clinic and the provision of pet supplies and pet food.
Local celebrities and Challenger participants strutted the runway for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's Challenger program on January 27. The gala has raised nearly $2 million for people with special needs to play sports and recreational activities with specifically-designed athletic environments and programs over the past 11 years.
Synergy Services furthers its mission of being a safe haven to those who have survived abuse, neglect and violence with its hilarious benefit, Stand Up for Synergy. St. Louis native and NBC's Last Comic Standing Kathleen Madigan headlined the event, which also included a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.
Supporters of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care gathered at the gorgeous home of Honorary Co-Chairs Jen and Erik Becker to raise funds for those in need. Proceeds support the clinic’s mission of providing healthcare services to all, including the medically indigent, in a nondiscriminatory manner and setting. Photography: Chris Campbell.
December 9th, 2017, Kevin and Diane Trimble of Keller Williams Kansas City North, hosted a Holiday Party for their friends and real estate clients. The party was held at Black on Burlington in North Kansas City. Over 200 guest attended the event and danced the night away!
aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness celebrated the Grand Opening of their new expanded location on November 30th! Dr. Watkins and The KC Women's Chamber hosted the Northland community in their new space on Prairie View with her experienced staff on hand to explain the multitude of unique services they offer.
The Harvest Ball Society held its 31st annual Harvest Ball, November 18th in the Grand Ballroom, Kansas City Convention Center. Through grants, 25 Northland charitable organizations will benefit from the proceeds of HBS in 2017. The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and dancing. Photos by Calle McGregor Photography.
The Whole Person celebrated the Inaugural Night of Independence Gala on September 15 at The Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. The event honored individuals and organizations that are working to further their mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently and featured special guest, deaf advocate Nyle DiMarco.
On a lovely fall afternoon over 150 guests attended ‘A Taste of Autumn Wine Event’ on the patio at Trezo Mare. Sommelier Mark Taylor, sourced 35 exceptional wines. Chef Jeff Gundy and Pastry Chef Vincente Montero prepared an abundance of exquisite culinary art. Guests also enjoyed music by Erica McKenzie.
On a sunny September afternoon at Staley Farms Golf Club, golfers and sponsors enjoyed friendly competition and cool drinks, while raising over $97,000 for mission-based programs such as patient/student healthcare assistance, professional education fund, the TreeHouse at Liberty Hospital, and LiveWell grants.
Harvest Ball Society’s 25th Adorn Style Show was held in September at the Midland Theater. Guests enjoyed shopping, brunch and a fashion show featuring Miss Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff and a few HBS member models. Adorn proceeds benefit charities serving the Northland that support the mission of Harvest Ball Society.
Altitude 970, the Northland's newest luxury apartment community, held their ribbon cutting on September 6. Guests toured 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments along with amenities, including fitness and yoga rooms, media room and Cyber Cafe, as well as a heated saltwater pool with hot tub and grilling pavilion.
Weatherby Lake celebrated the total eclipse with something memorable of their own--taking back the record for most people on pool noodles in a lake at the same time! They snatched the record back from Lake Lotowana. Fun was had by all as the moon took over the sun!Â
An evening of live jazz, chef selected buffet dinner, and unique auction offerings at Arrowhead North Club. Event Sponsors enjoyed a VIP Party with KC sports legends. Event Hosts, Cramer Capital Management and Mid-America Contractors graciously donate all proceeds to Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City.
The Friday night Calcutta Kick-off party launched this popular three-day event. Phil Hatterman of Yoga For Golfers was there as a guest of Parkville’s Imperial Golf helping players stay loose. 2-man teams played 45 holes over the weekend with the top scores qualifying for a final horse race shootout.
June 22nd saw the dedication of a life-sized statue of the Prince of Parkville himself, Bill Grigsby. The statue stands in Pocket Park at 1st and Main. Mayor Nan Johnston and Mitch Holthus, the Voice of the Chiefs, helmed the event.
Liberty Hospital Foundation hosted the ninth annual Twilight at the TreeHouse in June. Nearly 400 guests enjoyed games, live auction and the O’Dell Award for Philanthropy to Ron Mullennix. Funds raised support Liberty Hospital Foundation programs, including the patient assistance fund.
VFW Post 7356 and its Auxiliary in Parkville presented awards to Scout of the Year, Creative Patriotic Art Award winner, Patriot's Pen, and Voice of Democracy on April 8th at 6 p.m. It was a wonderful event were over $4,000 in scholarships were awarded to local youth.
A sold-out crowd of more than 400 enjoyed a heartwarming evening filled with food, fun and inspiring stories of kindness. The gala celebrates the ripple effect of kindness, and benefits Synergy Services work to stop bullying and overcome violence in our community.
Smarties from across Kansas City came together for a night of trivia, costumes, and fun at Marian Hope's Trivia Night with the real winners being the children benefiting from Marian Hope services and support.
April 19th, 30 ladies dressed in hats and pearls, enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea at Shoal Creek Thornton Mansion. Original members Joy George, Elaine Henderson and Barbara Reynaud, shared the history of how ALKC members were instrumental in raising funds to restore the historical buildings of Shoal Creek Village.
Liberty Farm Equestrian Center hosted two MeetUps. The Family-Friendly MeetUp included games, dinner, and each child rode a horse. At the Adult MeetUp, attendees met the horses, watched a lesson by trainer/manager Jeff Tryon, saw demonstrations, rode horses, and enjoyed a Q&A and dinner with Tryon and owner Rebecca Randles.
Do you like to dance to the Big Band sounds of yesteryear? If so, then the Kansas City Symphony Women’s Association Swing Fling is just the ticket for you. The third annual Swing Fling is 6:30-10 p.m., April 8 at a private, class automobile museum in Grandview, Mo. The museum, which is not open to the public, houses one of…
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.