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The Friends of Children’s Mercy Northland, an auxiliary of Children’s Mercy, hosted the second annual Pickleball Classic on May 16, at Chicken N Pickle. The lively tournament raised more than $23,000 to help find answers for the patients and families of Children’s Mercy Northland. Learn more about how you can get involved at

Oakhill Day School’s Fully Charged Summer

Oakhill Day School (Gladstone) was home to the revamped Oakhill Fully Charged Summer program over the 2019 summer months. From early June through August, campers from ages 2 through 8th grade participated in many offerings that range from daily swimming and water activities to field trips all over the greater Kansas City area. 

GO Feed

GO Feed is a family-friendly service event hosted by The Global Orphan Project where Kansas City rallies to pack meals for kids. These power-packed formulas contain all the right nutrition a child needs to grow and thrive. This year, 1,500 volunteers packed 279,936 meals, an entire shipping container of food!

Club W: Comedian Amy Barnes

Club W welcomed women of all ages to the Improv in May to enjoy the comic stylings of Amy Barnes. Barnes' stand up touched on the trials and successes of motherhood after a successful career in engineering. Club W events offer a chance for women to learn and laugh together. 

Second Annual TeamSmile Golf Classic

The 2nd Annual TeamSmile Golf Classic in Memory of Ted Reese was held on May 20 at The National Golf Club in Parkville.  The event was sponsored by NKC Dental and featured K.C. Wolf, the Chiefs Rumble, appearances by current and former Chiefs players, a concept shop by Callaway, and a silent and live auction.

Second Annual “Big Dill” Pickle Ball Tournament

MA Financial Services hosted its Pickle Ball Tournament in May to benefit the IMA Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters at Chicken N Pickle. A portion of the funds were donated to BBBS and the remainder will be distributed to other deserving nonprofits in Kansas City through the Foundation. This event raised more than $40,000.     

The Hangar Party

On April 27th, the Airline History Museum was the scene of the largest fundraiser of the year for the Northland Early Education Center, a 510(c)(3) that provides early education and therapy services to children with special needs and typical needs. The event raised more than $75,000 for projects including a $3.7 million expansion and renovation to be … Continued

Eagle Animal Hospital Open House

On April 27, Eagle Animal Hospital opened their doors and invited people to see why pets are happier at Eagle! Tours were given to pet owners, including the surgical suites, training area, and pet resort. Attendees enjoyed raffles, giveaways, BBQ and cookies and the main event–Weiner Races. The staff of Eagle Animal Hospital is already … Continued

Marian Hope’s Trivia Night – Prom Edition

Friends of Marian Hope and trivia enthusiasts came together to create a memorable night of impact and totally awesome fun. With a theme of “Trivia for the Decades – Prom Edition”, all the classics were relived. It was a winning night for children in our community!

Generations of Revelations: KC Friends of Alvin Ailey Gala

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey honored their 35th anniversary with a Gala at the KC Marriott Downtown on May 4. More than 700 people came out to support the organization and enjoy an evening of dance, diversity and inspiration. The event featured performances by the Ailey II Dancers, AileyCamp the Group dancers, and story … Continued

Hoops for Hounds

Hoops for Hounds is KC Pet Project’s March-Madness-themed annual fundraiser. It took place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Boulevard Brewing Co. and featured a raffle, Silent Auction, and Plinko game all benefiting our pets as well as heavy appetizers and desserts by Cupini’s, Boulevard beer and wine, and a commemorative custom pint glass.

32nd Annual Kansas City Heart Ball

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

Children’s Mercy Red Hot Night Gala

 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

Party Arty 2019

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.

Challenge your Fashion

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

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

Stand up for Synergy

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.

2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast for Classical Education

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

9th Annual Champagne and Chocolate

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. 

Celebrate: Imaging For Women’s Survivor Event

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

Night of Hope Gala

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.

Third Annual Fill The Bus Event

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.  

Live Life Happy Day at Norterre

Liberty welcomed a new multigenerational community, Norterre, on August 3. Liberty mayor Lyndell  Brenton and Norterre CEO Steve Sheilds offered remarks followed by a monarch butterfly release.  

Friends of Children’s Mercy Pickleball Classic

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. 

Patriot’s Outreach Golf tournament

On May 14th, the 3rd annual Patriot's Outreach Golf Tournament welcomed teams to The Duece Golf Club of Kansas City to raise funds for the organization's programs combatting PTSD.

Valor Recovery Program open house

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

Global Orphan Project’s Feed 100K Event

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 

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

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.

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.