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 2019 St. Avips Ball

The 2019 St. Avips Ball will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Amelie Event Center in Joplin, MO.

Cocktails will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow at 8:00 PM.

The featured band for the evening will be Galaxy Red. They are joining us from St. Louis, MO.

Dress code for the evening is formal/black tie.

Raffle items, and photos will be available for view shortly. Please stay tuned for more on this.

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

Please note that reservations for the ball are required, and if you would care to have an invitation mailed to you please use the button below 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 | 2019

Artist Circle

Patron Level

Lance & Sharon Beshore | Debra & David Humphreys | Leggett & Platt, Incorporated

Cherub Level

Ron Gatz | Jeff & Veronica Scheurich | Harry & Erin Cornell | Freeman Health System | Performance painter, Mike Debus, sponsored by Lakeland Office Systems Inc and Sharp Electronics | Comeau Jewelry | KM Guru Marketing

Platinum Level

Mid-Missouri Bank | Curt & Kristie Crossland | Dr. & Mrs. Todd Twiss | Arvest Bank | Dr. Bruce & Susan Burleigh | John & Joy Cragin | Vowels & Stovern – Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors | Joe & Rebecca Newman | Stephanie & Mark Williams | Precision Pilates | Dorthoy & Rudy Farber | Mark & Stephanie Williams | The Joplin Globe

Gold Level

Jeri Lynn & Michael Joseph | The Insurancenter | Dr. & Mrs. Derek Miller | Pinnacle Bank | Don & Melinda Butcher | Sebastian Equipment Co | Heidi & Pete Williams | C.N.C Machine Products | Mark & Leigh Frogge | Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Longnecker | Southwest Missouri Bank | BBC Electric | Doris Carlin & Gary Bandy | Corner Greer & Associates | Davis Group, CPA | Satterlee Plumbing, HVAC & Mechanical Contractors | Mindy & Steven St. Clair | Dr. & Mrs. Rob Lieurance | Renee & John Motazedi | Liberty Utilities | Paula & Gene Baker | Scott Cragin | Mike & Juanita Cragin | Sara Newman | Little Bird Marketing | Frank W. Shagets, M.D. | The Wild Flower- Justin Thomas

Silver Level

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Joseph, Sr. | Maridan Stanley Kassab | Gay Cragin Currence | Dr. Edward L. McAllister | Kenneth & Lynn Hempen | Joplin Greenhouse & Garden Center | USA Print & Digital Services – Linda & Keith Kuehle

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