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Many thanks to the following individuals and charitable foundations for their annual and event support from August 1, 2021 – September 20, 2022.

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

Bolender Society Leadership: $100,000+

Hall Family Foundation
The Francis Family Foundation-J. Scott Francis
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation

Kansas City Ballet Guild
Missouri Arts Council

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

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

Evelyn R. Craft Belger and C. Richard Belger
Ms. Joan Horan

Dr. and Mrs. John D. Hunkeler

Mr. Zachary H. Shafran

Bolender Society Platinum: $25,000-$49,999

Mr. and Mrs. A. Joseph Brandmeyer
The Francis Family Foundation / J. Scott Francis

Jackson and Gamble Family

Mr. Robert H. Maynard, in memory of Heather Maynard

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

Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins, The Lighton Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beal
Mike and Vicki Bray
Janis E. Brewster
Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield
Karen and Stephen Clegg
Steve and Cathy Doyal
Elsberry Family Foundation – Anne and Howard Elsberry
Mr. Michael D. Fields


Marilyn A.W. Gaar, in memory of Norman E. Gaar
Bonne and Clifford Illig
Beth Ingram / Ingram 
Family Foundation
J.B. Reynolds Foundation
Jerome Robbins 
Kao Family Foundation
Dennis and Susan 
Lordi Marker
Mason L. Dean 
Foundation, Bank of America n.a., trustee
Miller Nichols 
Charitable Foundation
Sarah Nelson and 
Jesse Pedraza


George and Wendy Powell Fund of The Kuehn Foundation
Suzanne Shank
Dr. Christopher and Mrs. Lisa Sirridge
Kay and Gary Smith
Greg and Barbara Storm
Mr. and Mrs. William 
D. Sullivan
Angela and John Walker
The Thomas and Sally 
Wood Family Foundation
Patricia Martin and 
Brian Woolley
Sarah Ye

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

Mr. and Mrs. Lowry F. Anderson Jr
Bruce and Vicki Baxter
Jeffrey J. Bentley
Joe and Claire Brand
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Bubb
Tim and Karen Carlin
Ms. Lisa Choules
Bill and Jo Anne Dondlinger
Joseph and Diana Eisenach
Richard and Sue Ann Fagerberg
Carol and Tony Feiock
Sally Firestone
Innes and John Hale
Susan and Zack Hangauer


David and Beth Harris
Haverty Family 
Foundation Fund, Michael and Marlys Haverty
Mr. and Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.
Linda Houston Foundation
Loretto Foundation – Lamar Hunt, Jr and 
Rita Hunt
Dr. and Mrs. Roger P. Jackson
George H. Langworthy, Sr.
P. Alan McDermott
Mary Anne and Steve McDowell
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Merriman
Edward P. Milbank
Dr. Linda E. Mitchell
George and Suzy Pagels


Carolyn and Bill Parkerson
Ms. Julie Phillips
R.A. Long Foundation
CiCi Rojas and 
Oscar Monterroso
Gigi and Gary Rose
Paula and Jack Rowe
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sands
Mr. Mark Sappington and 
Dr. David S. McGee
Vivian and Hymie J. 
Sosland Charitable Trust
Ms. Kathy Stepp and 
Mr. Howard Rothwell
Jennifer and Bryan 
Mr. Bill Weaver and Ms. Crystal O’Dea
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weilert
Dr. and Mrs. John 

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

Chris Ahrens
John and Anna Allen
Anonymous (3)
Dr. Lillard and DeVette Ashley
Mr. Blair Bieser
Carol Blum M.D. and Steven Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Angelo Brisimitzakis
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke
Michael and Kirsten Byrd
Dr. Robert Claassen
Ally, Dr. Jessie Ng and Dr. Tom Curran
Kyle Danner
Vicki and Mark Dickerson
Edie and Randy Downing
Peggy and Terrence Dunn
Melanie and Mike Fenske
Mark and Nancy Gilman

Ms. Cynthia L. Hampton
Henry E. Wurst Family 
Mrs. Cyndi James
Mr. Steve Joss, Jr.
Charlotte Kemper Black
Julia Kirk and John Duty
Dr. and Mrs. William Kruse
Ms. Victoria Lamkey
Mr. Wayne E. Lippman
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Rachel and Matt Merlo
Justin and Kathy Nemechek
Barbara and David Nicely
Ms. Margot Patterson
Kathy and Michael Rainen
Fred and Cindy Rock
Mark and Janice Schonwetter

Marny and John Sherman
J. Michael Sigler
Mr. Ian Spinks and Ms. Juliette Singer
Marya and Kent Stallard
Aviva Ajmera and 
Wayne Strickland
Deb and Tom Swenson
Fr. Paul Turner
Dr. Angela Valadez and Mr. Patrick Valadez
Linda Weber
Keith and Margie Weber Foundation
Dr. Loren and Thomas Whittaker
The Rev. Canon Ryan and Mrs. Christina Wiksell
Jean-Paul Wong / PURE Workplace Solutions
Dr. Michael J. and Cindy S. Wurm
Andy Zaborny and 
Karyn Clewes Zaborny
Joseph and Susan Zeis

Patron: $1,000-$2,499

Mary Cade Allen
Ms. Leslie G. Anderson
Anonymous (3)
Atterbury Family Foundation
Melinda Beal
Sarah Bent and Craig Thompson
Ms. Nell M Blatherwick
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Borkon, in honor of Mary Lynn and Kamal Mikhail
Lynne and Peter Brown
Dr. Robert and Pamela Bruce
Mr. Charles E. Bruffy and Mr. Donald Loncasty
Mr. Ken Bush, in memory of Mrs. Victoria Bush
Devon Carney and Pamela Royal Carney
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Christopher
Vince and Julie Clark
Copaken Family Foundation
Gene and Joy Cota
Ms. Jenny Couch
Dale and Loire Cowen
Suzanne C. Crandall
Sally and Dave Dannov
The DeBruce Foundation – Paul and Linda DeBruce
Ericson Family
Michelle and William Fasel
J. Scott Francis
SuEllen Fried
Mr. and Mrs. David Fuller
Jack Gabriel and Trudy Kopf Gabriel
George and Ada Ultch Memorial Fund
Frances and George Gerritz
Ann and Douglas Ghertner
Susan Gilmore and Barry Loughrige
Lisa and Steven Glassman

Ellen R. and John R. Goheen
Gayle Gotcher
Mr. Chris Lee Hafner
Mr. Donald J. Hall, Sr.
George Helmkamp
Mrs. Deborah J. Herrmann
Mary Beth and Hank Hershey
Lisa Merrill Hickok
Kim and Ted Higgins
Sharon and John Hoffman
David and Diana Ice
Ms. Jill Ingram Reynolds
Matt and Brooke Johnson
Linda and Topper Johntz
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kilbride
Julie and Mike Kirk
Mr. Kurt A. Knapstein – Knapstein Design
Regina and Bill Kort
Molly and Brett Lane
Linda Lenza
Bill Lindsay and Jan Foletta
Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lyon
Richard and Barbara MacArthur
Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund
Jacqueline and John Middelkamp
James Miller and Ursula Terrasi Miller-Mellor Association / Mr. JoZach Miller and Mr. Peter Bali
Katherine A. Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Moffat
Ms. Sherrill Mulhern
Stephen and Laura Mullin
Dr. Daniel and Rev. Jean Murphy
Tempe Ostergren and 
Andrew Elsberry

Dr. Donna Pacicca and Mr. Dominic CeCicco
W. Keith and Margaret Pence
Timothy W. Peters and 
Joyce E. Brown
Drs. Charles and Susan Porter
Connie and David Ross
Megan and Jake Sanders
Elizabeth and Charles Schellhorn
Dr. Richard Schupp
Steve and Joan Sherman
Ms. Carol Nelson Shifflett
Mrs. Sunday Siragusa
Pam and Gary Smedile
Rebecca and Phil Smith
Craig Sole and Wayne Long
Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Spilker
Michele and Jim Stowers
Suhor Family Foundation
Pamela and Terrence Sullivan
The Trudy Foundation
Mrs. Katherine L. and Mr. TJ Trum
Laura and Steven Tyler
Unified Government-Hollywood Casino of Wyandotte County
Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Van Way III
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wang
Sandy and Byron Whitaker
Mr. Jeff Whitman
Marissa Wickam
Darlus M. Wolff
Gregory Woodhams and Julia Gargallo
Raelee Wright
Mrs. Margaret Wurst
Ms. Miriam Zavagnin
Sophia C. Zetmeir

Principal: $500-$999

David and Jennifer Anderson
Mr. Roger Arwood and Ms. Marcelle Cooper
Ms. Pamela Bachman
Michael Beers
Margaret Perkins-McGuinness and Nathan Benjamin
Cathy Bennett and Mike McGuire
Brittany and Matt Benson
Douglas Bittel and Lisa Stehno-Bittel
Blue Heron Foundation
Ms. Marilyn Bowser
W. R. Brazelton
Virginia Brown
Rev. Brenton Carey
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Carpenter
Christine Copeland
Dr. Patricia Cox
Mr. James E. Crawford
Curt Crespino
Ms. Rochelle Diederich
Lindsey Dinneen
Marvie and Mark Dirks
Barbara Dodson
Dr. David Donovan
Sileen Dowis
Dr. and Mrs. George Edwards
Amy and David Embry
Mr. Travis Fischer and Mr. Scott Heffley
Dan Flanigan

Ms. Melissa Ford
Kayla Ganzer
Mr. and Mrs. David Glibbery
Ms. Anita Toby Grow and 
Dr. Jon Scheinman
Mr. George G. Hans
Craig and Gina Harrison
Ihab Hassan
Ms. Elizabeth Henry
Lesley and Peter Holt
Mike Jackson
Christina and Chris Johnson
Mrs. Jennifer A. Kaiser
Mr. James Klein and Dr. Lisa Klein
Katarina Krek
Art Lafex
Mr. Grant C. Lamascus and Miss Mimielle Marek Montoya
Mary Leonida
Ken and Nan Lippincott
Thomas and Joyce Lohmeyer
Patricia Macdonald
Mr. George Malter and Ms. Julia Kim-Malter
Mr. and Mrs. Juergen Massey
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mathes
Jill and Sean McCarthy
Dr. Veronika McDonald
Miesha McGee
Julia and Dennis Meyer

Ms. Melinda Montague
Troy and Angela Moore
Merle Moores
Mrs. Jeri Murphy
Phyllis Naragon
Mrs. Barbara Nelson
Debby and Catherine Nye
Daniel and Wanda O’Dell
Jo Beth Paradis and Bill Steeb
Eastin Pecota
Mr. James Pendleton Sr.
Randall and Amanda Pick
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Price
Kelley and David Reed
Dick and Sharyl Roady
John Rufenacht and 
Richard Lara
Dr. Wesley J. Sandness
Humboldt Sax
Anastasia and Max Schlesinger
Mrs. Patricia Ann Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Shoare
Robert and Sandra Thompson
Dr. Bradley and Barbara Warady
Kyle and Jacquie Ward
Brian Weith and Michele Hamlett-Weith
Chris and DeEtte L. Whiteman
Mr. Thomas and 
Mrs. Margo Lynn Williams
Joyce and Gregory Wolfe

Soloist: $250-$499

Ms. Lona Abildgaard
Cecelia M. Ball
Ms. Theresa R. Becker
Marina and Matthew Bell
Ms. Barbara Bernstein
Michael & Carole Blankowski
Laura Blasi
Mr. Zane Blodgett
Dr. Christine Marie Boutwell
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bremer
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buckman
Jillian Leigh Bush
Ms. Norma Butler
John Calcutt
Capella University
Steven S. Conway
Jennifer Owen and Brad Cox
Emily Csik
Ms. Dinah Dosdos
Mrs. Joni Etherington
Ms. Beverly Lynn Evans
Mr. Joe Fossati
Laurie and Rick Frawley
Ron and Tricia Fredman
Roger Gaedigk
Jeff and Carla Girkin
Edith and Keith Grafing
Raymond W. Grieshaber

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hagen
Whitney and Patrick Hosty
Charles and Betty Hulse
William and Margo Humenczuk
Christine Colby Jacques and 
Steven Jacques
Patricia and Bernie James
Harold and Vicki James
Mr. Richard Katz and 
Mrs. Martha J. Katz
Mollie Keeler James, 
in loving memory of Lois and Elisha Keeler
Mr. Alex Keiffer
Cheri and John Kendrick
Ms. Paula Klasek
Ms. Nancy Klement
Ms. Kristina L. Klug
Dana M Koehn
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Koontz Jr.
Ms. Deborah Krouse
Ms. Jennifer Manka
Mr. Andrew C. Mann
Mrs. Charles L. Marcotte
Ms. Doreen Maronde
Ms. Jennifer Neill
Ronald Newton
Mr. Andrew Osman and Mrs. Deb Feder
Dr. and Mrs. Allen Parelman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parizek
Kathy Peters

Mr. Sherman Pitts, Jr. and Dr. Olevia Pitts
Ms. Billie Platt
Diana and Rick Poccia
Barbara S. and Thomas M. Prater
Carolyn Price and Lou Ferro
Ms. Joan Priolo
Duke Radovich and Julie Rieck
Brad and Roxanne Reimer
Kathy and Donald Schilling
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Schmidt
Mrs. Betty Scott
Jere and Veronica Sellers
Mr. Clarence E. Simmons, Jr.
Mr. Larry Smith
Mareta J. Smith
John and Dana Sutton
Dr. Rana Tenorio
Kurtis Thiel
Daniel and Judith Thieman
Ms. Kristen Thorpe
Ms. Sophia Walker
Madaline Walter and Lucille Windsor
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Watson
Mrs. Barbara Weary
Diana Wille and Fred Spears
Dustin Wilson
Ms. Michelle Wilson
Damon and Patricia Yurchak