Kids 4 Kindness Club makes homeless bags for teens

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.

IMA Financial Group, Inc. Charitable Pickleball Tournament

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 Mobile Unit Ribbon Cutting

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 2018

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. 

Challenge Your Fashion 2018

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. 

Stand Up for Synergy

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.

Champagne and Chocolate 2017

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.

HOPE Uncorked

More than 200 generous guests joined Marian Hope on November 10th for HOPE Uncorked. Guests enjoyed a wine tasting reception, auction and inspiring program while making a difference for children.

The Tremble’s Holiday Soiree

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 Grand Opening and Open House

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.

31st Annual Harvest Ball

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 Night of Independence Gala

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.

A Taste of Autumn Wine Event at Trezo Mare

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.

Liberty Hospital Foundation’s 
29th Annual Golf Classic

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.

Adorn Style Show

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 Ribbon Cutting

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. 

Gary Crossley Ford Fill the Bus

Gary Crossley Ford showed their generosity for their annual Fill The Bus event in partnership with Assistance League of Kansas City. 
The event raised $4257.48 worth of school supplies, including 142 filled backpacks and 14 boxes of miscellaneous supplies to be distributed to the North Kansas City School District. 

Weatherby Lake Noodle Fest

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! 

Let’s Get Jazzed!

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 Stagecoach 2017 at Tiffany Greens

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.

Byars Dental 10th Anniversary

Byars Dental Celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary with a Patient Appreciation party on July 22nd at Clayview Country Club. Guests enjoyed games, prizes, The Funnel Cake Truck, and face painting.

Bill Grigsby Memorial Dedication

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.

Twilight at the TreeHouse shines light on patient needs

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 Youth Awards Presentation

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.

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards Gala

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.

Marian Hope’s Trivia Night

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.

Assistance League of Kansas City’s 30th Anniversary Tea

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 Spring Fling

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.

Kansas City Fashion Week Bubbly and Bowties

Kansas City Fashion Week kicked off in style on March 28th at r24 Studios in the West Bottoms. The event ushered in a week of runway shows and events.

April 2017 Around Town

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…

YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s 
10th Annual Challenge our Fashion

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.

Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience

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.

22nd Annual Champagne and Chocolate

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.

Wine and Wisdom with Guiliana Rancic

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.

10th Annual Stand Up For Synergy

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.

Assistance League of Kansas City 30th Anniversary Dinner

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.

Pure Barre

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.

Northland Gala and Auction

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.

Fill the Bus with Gary Crossley Ford and the Assistance League

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’s 6th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon

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.

VFW Golf Tournament

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.

Genesis Medical Spa Grand Opening

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.

Chapel Ridge Grand Opening

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.

Twilight at the Treehouse for Liberty Hospital Foundation

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.

Assistance League Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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.

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

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.

Cheers for Charity benefitting the Parkville Police Commission Assistance Fund

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.

GO Project Family 5K

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 Ten Year Anniversary

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.

Patriot Outreach Golf Tournament

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.