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 2022 60th Annual St. Avips Ball

More details as we know them. Continue to check this site, as well as our social media channels for more.

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
KM Guru Marketing (Kate DeGraff)
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated

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
Mike and Kristi Seibert
Anne Sharp
Debbie Thompson
Curt and Kristie Crossland
Crossland Construction Company, Inc
Heidi and Pete Williams
Dorothy and Rudy Farber

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
People’s Bank of Seneca – JE Cruse
Patrece Simpson Interiors
Pinnacle Bank

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
Sebastian Equipment Co
Susan and Bruce Burleigh
C.N.C. Machine Products
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Curchin
Sarah Duffy McConnell