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.

58th Annual St. Avips Ball 2020

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Upcoming 2020 St. Avips Ball

The 2020 St. Avips Ball is underway.

Dress code for the evening is formal/black tie.

Please note that reservations for the ball are required.

If you would like to receive a mailed invitation, please click here.

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.

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 | Greg & Sue Scheurich | Edward Jones – Dan L., Logan & Ryan Stanley | 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 | Precision Pilates | Dorthoy & Rudy Farber | Mark & Stephanie Williams | The Joplin Globe | Crossland Construction

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 | CGA Architects | 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 | Little Bird Marketing | Frank W. Shagets, M.D. | The Wild Flower- Justin Thomas | Shine Modern Dentistry/Dr. Robert Renger | Steve & Diana Graddy | Jill Brennan & Cary Oserowsky

Silver Level

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Joseph, Sr. | Maridan Stanley Kassab | Gay Cragin Currence | Dr. Edward L. McAllister | Kenneth & Lynn Hempen | Joplin Greenhouse & The Marketplace | USA Print & Digital Services – Linda & Keith Kuehle | Sara V. Newman | Wendy & Thomas Sears | Clark’s Cuisine | David E. Martin | Deborah & D. Mitchell Stinnett | Joplin Printing Company

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