Friends of St. Avips


The Friends of St. Avips is a permanent organization of 40 women who volunteer their efforts to promote interest in, and to provide financial assistance to George A. Spiva Center for the Arts.

In addition to the annual ball, the organization assists in receptions at the Center sponsors exhibits, and participates in other fundraising events for the Center. St. Avips operates independently of the Center, but with its full cooperation and support.

Upcoming – 60th Annual St. Avips Ball

The Friends of St. Avips Present the 60th Diamond Anniversary Ball
May 6, 2022
Roxy Amelie Event Center

The Friends of St. Avips is now accepting underwriting contributions, with formal invitations to follow.

If you would like to be added to our invitation mailing list, please send us a message using the form on this page.

Artists, we would love to have your artwork for the annual art auction! Please fill out the artist entry form to be added to our artist list.

Thank you again for your support!

Thank You to Our Generous Underwriters

Artist Circle | $8,000+
Debra and David Humphreys
Sharon and Lance Beshore

Patron Level | $5,000-$7,999
Harry M. Cornell, Jr.
Edward Jones – Dan L., Logan, and Ryan Stanley
Melanie and Mitch Dolloff
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
The Family of Joy Spiva Cragin – Mike, Juanita, Christy, Scott, and Gay
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Longnecker and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Quinn

Cherub Level | $3,000-$4,999
Freeman Health System
Guru Marketing – Katherine DeGraff

Platinum Level | $1,000-$2,999
Mercy Hospital
Satterlee Plumbing & Mechanical Contracting
Mike and Kristi Seibert
Mid-Missouri Bank
Joe and Rebecca Newman
Anne Sharp
Mark and Leigh Frogge
Curt and Kristie Crossland
Crossland Construction Company, Inc.
Shine Modern Dentistry/Dr. Robert Renger and Cari Renger
Dr. and Mrs. Rob Lieurance
Dr. and Mrs. Todd Twiss
Jill and Reid Miller
Gary Bandy and Doris Carlin
Heidi and Pete Williams
Maningas Cosmetic Surgery
Neal Group Construction
Mark and Stephanie Williams
Kim and Pat Earl
Dorothy and Rudy Farber
Stephen and Michelle Wade


Gold Level | $750-$999
The Insurancenter
Southwest Missouri Bank
Michael and Jeri Lynn Joseph
Dr. and Mrs. Derek W. Miller
Ozark Center
People’s Bank of Seneca – JE Cruse
BBC Electric
Hunter & Millard Architects, Inc
Liberty Utilities
Arvest Bank
CGA Architects
Alex and Anne Curchin
Davis CPA Group

Silver Level | $350-$749
Cynthia Graham
Paula and Gene Baker
C.N.C. Machine Products
Sebastian Equipment Co
Lynn and Kenneth Hempen
Marcee Carpenter, Keller Williams Realty
Bruce and Susan Burleigh
Willis Team at Executive Realty
Sara V. Newman