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Many thanks to the following individuals and charitable foundations for their annual and event support from July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021.

The Bolender Society

Your gift may qualify you to join the Bolender Society, the Ballet’s premiere philanthropic support group. Bolender Society members experience exclusive guest artist lectures, trips and excursions to dance events and meet company dancers at special social gatherings.

The Bolender Society

Membership and Donor Involvement

Leadership: $100,000+

Missouri Arts Council
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee

Dana Seeley / The Seeley Foundation

Bolender Society Diamond: $50,000-$99,999

Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation

The Francis Family Foundation / Scott Francis

Bolender Society Gold: $10,000-$24,999

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beal
Dr. Carol Blum
Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield
Steve and Cathy Doyal
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elsberry
Mr. Michael D. Field

Marilyn A.W. Gaar, in memory of Norman E. Gaar
Ms. Joan Horan
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Illig
Kao Family Foundation
Dennis and Susan Lordi Marker
Mason L Dean Foundation

George and Wendy Powell
Fund of The Kuehn Foundation
Paula and Jack Rowe
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Shoare
Kay and Gary Smith
Angela and John Walker
Sarah Ye

Bolender Society Silver: $5,000-$9,999

Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins, The Lighton Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Lowry F. Anderson Jr
Bruce and Vicki Baxter
Melinda L. and Tom E. Beal
Jeffrey J. Bentley
Joe and Claire Brand
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Bubb
Bill and Jo Anne Dondlinger
Mr. and Mrs. Randy H. Downing
Peggy and Terrence Dunn

Richard and Sue Ann Fagerberg
Sally Firestone
Mr. and Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.
Beth Ingram
Dr. and Mrs. Roger P. Jackson
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
George H. Langworthy, Sr.
Loretto Foundation
Edward P. Milbank
Sarah Nelson and Jesse Pedraza
Barbara and David Nicely
Ms. CiCi Rojas

Gigi and Gary Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sands
Mr. Mark Sappington and Dr. David S. McGee
Suzanne Shank
Dr. Christopher and Mrs. Lisa Sirridge
Mr. Ian Spinks and Ms. Juliette Singer
Ms. Kathy Stepp and Mr. Howard Rothwell
Greg and Barbara Storm
Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Van Way III
Dr. Michael J. and Cindy S. Wurm
Dr. and Mrs. John Yungmeyer

Bolender Society Bronze: $2,500-$4,999

John and Anna Allen
Mr. Blair Bieser
Vince and Julie Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Fenske
Ms. Cynthia L. Hampton
David and Beth Harris

Jacskon and Gamble Family
Regina and Bill Kort
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Mr. Zachary H. Shafran
Marny and John Sherman
Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland

Deb and Tom Swenson
Unified Government-Hollywood Casino of Wyandotte County
Jennifer and Bryan Wampler
Linda Weber
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Whittaker

Patron: $1,000-$2,499

Mary Cade Allen
Dr. Christine Marie Boutwell
Lynne and Peter Brown
Devon Carney and Pamela Royal Carney
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Castaldo
The DeBruce Foundation – Paul and Linda DeBruce
Michelle and William Fasel
Jack Gabriel and Trudy
Kopf Gabriel
George and Ada Ultch Memorial Fund
Mr. Donald J. Hall, Sr.
Mr. George G. Hans
Ms. Elizabeth Henry
Mary Beth and Hank Hershey
Lisa Merrill Hickok
Dr. and Mrs. Edward and Kimbrough Higgins
Lesley and Peter Holt
David and Diana Ice
Mrs. Cyndi James
Julie and Mike Kirk
Molly and Brett Lane
Bill Lindsay and Jan Foletta

Ken and Nan Lippincott
Mr. Wayne E. Lippman
Patricia Macdonald
Lynnly Busler Marcotte
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mathes
P. Alan McDermott
Rachel and Matt Merlo
Jacqueline and John Middelkamp
James Miller and Ursula Terrasi
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Moffat
Ms. Laura Mullin
Ms. Susan Marie Nelson
Ms. Jesica A. Neuhart
Mrs. Monica S Nichols
Dr. Donna Pacicca and Mr. Dominic CeCicco
Eastin Pecota
Timothy W. Peters and Joyce E. Brown
Mr. Randall N. Pick

Drs. Charles and Susan Porter
Connie and David Ross
Elizabeth and Charles Schellhorn
Anastasie and Max Schlesinger
Mrs. Vera Seeley
J. Michael Sigler
Mrs. Sunday Siragusa
Sharon and Thomas Soetaert
Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Spilker
Suhor Family Foundation
Karen Toughey
Mrs. Katherine L. Trum
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wang
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Whiteman
Mr. Jeff Whitman
Mrs. Christina Wiksell
Darlus M. Wolff
Andy Zaborny and Karyn Clewes Zaborny
Ms. Miriam Zavagnin

Principal: $500-$999

Ms. Nell M Blatherwick
Virginia Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Carpenter
Steven S. Conway
Curt Crespino
Dr. and Mrs. George Edwards
Mrs. Rebecca Ehrich
Ms. Melissa Ford
Mr. Kurt W. Gugler

Mr. Lawrence Hamel and Ms. Lynnis Jameson
Charles and Betty Hulse
William and Margo Humenczuk
Christina and Chris Johnson
Ms. Deborah Krouse
Jill and Sean McCarthy
Mrs. Jeri Murphy
Mrs. Barbara Nelson
Ronald Newton

Debby and Catherine Nye
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parizek
Mr. James Pendleton Sr.
Stephen and Nancy Prantl
Ms. Charlene Thompson
Mr. Donald Ward and Ms. Rachel Williams
Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Margo Lynn Williams
Ms. Michelle Wilson
Mr. Steve Wong

Soloist: $250-$499

Mr. Howard Barewin and Ms. Jennifer Neill
Ms. Sharon Carder-Jackson
Ms. Ruth Dickinson and Mr. Russell Fries
Carol Ducak
Laurie and Rick Frawley

Thomas and Joyce Lohmeyer
Ms. Doreen Maronde
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Mayhew
Ms. Brenda Meyer
Ms. Sharon Potts
Ms. Frances Pugh

Ms. Connie L. Riley
John Rufenacht Associates
Stephen and Mary Stringer
Robert and Sandra Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Del Walls
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Watson

Corps de Ballet: $100-$249

Ms. MaryAnn Ballard
Ms. Glenda Barnhart
Ms. Theresa R. Becker
Mr. Steven Bergstrom
Terry Blattel
Ms. Eloise Yvonne Carter
Chris and Kim Clair, in memory of Judith Jasco
Ms. Julie Devader
Mr. Mauricio Espinosa
Dale and Linda Gallaway
Jeff and Carla Girkin
Jeanne Goslin
Mrs. Kelly D. Handschin
Ms. Carol Anne Jones
Ms. Christine Jordan
Mr. Richard Katz and Mrs. Martha J. Katz

Mrs. Julia Kyle
Ms. Denise K. Lambert
Ms. Lisa A. Leonard
Mr. Andrew C. Mann
Mr. Buster McCall
Drs. Barbara and Andy McCanse
Dr. and Mrs. David D. McIntire
Dr. Debbie McQueeney
Ms. Stephanie Meiner, in memory of Mrs. Victoria Bush
Ms. Sharon Milligan
Andrea Morris
Brian Paxton
Elinore Penner
Mr. John F. Pires

Ms. Nelda Pypes
Mrs. Jolene Mason Reynolds
Mr. David L. Roberts
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Robertson
Dr. Richard Schupp
Danielle Simons
Ms. Kim J. Smith
Mr. Larry Smith
Ms. Elisa P. Spencer
Melissa Steed
Mr. Adam Stoos
Marissa Wickam
Mr. John R. Wise

Friend: $1-$99

Mary Aguirre
Eric Babb
Ms. Sarah Bremer
Ms. Kathleen D. Brock
Jim Calvert
Mrs. Theresa Cheatham
Ms. Lili Chen
Mr. and Mrs. William Conaway
Mr. Neil Darling and Ms. Christina Hager
Mrs. Lori Davila
Ms. Connie Davis
Ms. Mary Lynne Kathryn Dolembo
Craig A. Haugsness

Lynne and Erik Nye
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Perna
Mr. Travis Price
Craig and Patty Hemphill
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hoffman
Ms. Holly Hughes
Ms. Helen Kiefer
Ms. Courtney Landy
Ms. Bernadette Lee
Ms. Janet Lewis
Ms. Diana S. Martinez
Ms. Pat Meads
Mr. Brent Never and Ms. Erica Clinton

Mr. Carl Walker Prioleau
Ms. Hilary Robertson
Ms. Susan L. Robinson
Ms. Jeanne Sharkey
Andrea Shaw
Mr. Robert Short
Edward Sien
Ms. Gaile Stephens
Ms. Mary Stephenson
Ms. Colleen Sullivan Russo
Mark Jay Trider
Dr. Marko I. Vuskovic
Ms. Diedre Williams
Mr. Brent Young