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.
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.