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

September 25, 2020

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 | 2020


Edwards Jones – Ryan Stanley, Logan Stanley, Dan Stanley

PATRON LEVEL | $5,000-$7,999

KM Guru Marketing – Katherine DeGraff

CHERUB LEVEL | $3,000-$4,999

PLATINUM LEVEL | $1,000-$2,999

Dr. and Mrs. Todd Twiss
Mid-Missouri Bank
Dr. and Mrs. David Eisenhauer
Drs. J. Mark & Tatiana Graham
Heidi and Pete Williams
Joe & Rebecca Newman
Ozark Center

GOLD LEVEL | $750-$999

Jeri Lynn and Michael Joseph
Pinnacle Bank
People’s Bank of Seneca – JE Cruse
Little Bird Marketing
Mark and Leigh Frogge
Satterlee Plumbing, HVAC, and Mechanical Contractors
Steve and Diana Graddy
Dr. and Mrs. Rob Lieurance
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Longnecker
Southwest Missouri Bank
Vowels & Stovern Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

SILVER LEVEL | $350-$749

BBC Electric
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Joseph, Sr.
Sara V. Newman