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 – 61st Annual St. Avips Ball
Hello, Patrons of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts,
The Friends of St. Avips are so excited to host the 61st Annual Ball on Friday, May 5th, 2023.
This year we are so fortunate to be celebrating the new home for the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts at the Harry M. Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex. What better way to celebrate than “An Evening in Paris.”
Like Spiva Center for the Arts, Paris is also the home of many fabulous pieces of artwork. This year we will celebrate by
highlighting some of the most iconic favorites of Paris, as well as continuing to offer you beautiful artwork by local artists.
The Friends of St. Avips was organized in 1963 with the sole purpose of supporting the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Since that time the committee has raised over $1,250,000 to help with operating expenses, special events, supplies, and scholarships for art classes.
In addition, Spiva also provides excellent outreach services for programs such as Memories in the Making and The Recovery Outreach Community Center. Through help from the Friends of St. Avips, Spiva Center for the Arts has expanded programs to better serve our community and the surrounding area.
We thank you for your continued support of The Friends of St. Avips and the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. We look forward to seeing you on May 5th at the Harry M. Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex.
Please stay tuned for more details about “An Evening in Paris.”
Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex | Available Parking
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Thank You to Our Generous Underwriters | 2023
Artist Circle | $8,000+
Lance and Sharon Beshore
Debra and David Humphreys
Patron Level | $5,000-$7,999
Gay Cragin Currence
Mitch and Melanie Dolloff
Freeman Health System
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
Mindy and Steven St. Clair
Cherub Level | $3,000-$4,999
Mike and Juanita Cragin
Michael A, Mary Louise & Christine L. Glauber Foundation
Dan, Ryan, and Logan Stanley
Platinum Level | $1,000-$2,999
Doris Carlin and Gary Bandy
Curt and Kristie Crossland
Crossland Construction, Inc
GB – Civil Engineering and Design
Steve and Diana Graddy
Mark and Leigh Frogge
Brian and Amy Ipsen
Kim and Mike Landers
Dr. Rob and Mrs. Karen Lieurance
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Longnecker
Maningas Cosmetic Surgery
Joe and Rebecca Newman
Sara V. Newman
Satterlee Plumbing, Heating & Air
Ann and Grant Schwartz
Mike and Kristi Seibert
Shine Modern Dentistry/Cari and Rob Renger
Heidi and Pete Williams
The Wildflower – Justin Thomas
Gold Level | $750-$999
Davis Group, CPA
Edward Jones – Philip Mitchell, AAMS™
Michael and Jeri Lynn Joseph
Southwest Missouri Bank
BBC Electrical Services, Inc.
Silver Level | $350-$749
Paula and Gene Baker
C.N.C Machine Products
Sebastian Equipment Company
Dorothy and Rudy Farber
Mitchell and Deborah Stinnett