Welcome to the Friends of St. Avips | Joplin MO


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 2021 59th Annual St. Avips Ball

May 7, 2021

Please mark your calendars for Friday, May, 7th, 2021, as we host the 59th Annual St. Avips Ball!

With optimism, and hope we do plan on moving forward with an in-person event at the Roxy & Amelie Event Centers in Joplin, MO.

We will have in-person options, as well as hybrid, and virtual for you to choose from.

As always, we are seeking underwriting involvement for the event. If you would like more information on this – please use the button on this page to contact us directly.

We are thrilled for more announcements as they come in. Thank you again for your support!

Thank You to Our Generous Underwriters | 2021

Artist Circle | $8,000+

Edward Jones – Dan L., Logan, and Ryan Stanley
Debra & David Humphreys

Patron Level | $5,000-$7,999

Lance and Sharon Beshore

Cherub Level | $3,000-$4,999

Harry M. Cornell, Jr.
Freeman Health System

Platinum Level | $1,000-$2,999

Joy Cragin
Pat and Kim Earl
Joe and Rebecca Newman
Mid-Missouri Bank
Ozark Center
Dr. and Mrs. Todd Twiss
Jill and Reid Miller

Gold Level | $750-$999

Corner Greer Architects
Alex and Anne Curchin
Mike and Juanita Cragin
Scott Cragin
Dr. and Mrs. David Eisenhauer
Mark and Leigh Frogge
Jeri Lynn and Michael Joseph
Liberty Utilities
Dr. and Mrs. Rob Lieurance
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Longnecker
Mercy Hospital
Satterlee Plumbing, HVAC, and Mechanical Contractors
Shine Modern Dentistry/Dr. Robert Renger
Southwest Missouri Bank
The Insurancenter
Davis CPA Group
BBC Electric
Dr. and Mrs. Derek Miller
Pro 100 Dee Kassab – The Kassab Team

Silver Level | $350-$749

Community Support Services of Missouri
Gay Cragin Currence
Drs. J. Mark & Tatiana Graham
Jhan and Laura Hurn
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Joseph, Sr.
Maridan Stanley Kassab
Sara V. Newman
Eric and Louise Secker