Starlight Donors

Starlight Donors

We appreciate our donors’ generosity and dedication to world-class performing arts at an iconic Kansas City venue.

This list reflects donations to Starlight made since April 1, 2021. See key for symbols denoting contribution designations.

To let us know about corrections or omissions, please contact Megan McCranie at (816) 997-1153 or megan.mccranie@kcstarlight.com.

KEY
^ = Gala
* = Education & Outreach
+ = Starry Night at Starlight
<> = In Remembrance


Legend ($25,000+)

June Beaver^

E. Kemper Carter & Anna Curry Carter Community Memorial

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation^

Polsinelli^+

The Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Foundation*


Executive Producer ($10,000+)

Bill & Denise Bade

Burns & McDonnell^+

Community America Bank
CommunityAmerica Credit Union *

Brian & Lesley Elwell*^

Evergy^

Donald & Diantha Hagan^

IMA, Inc.^*

J.C. Nichols Company Charitable Trust^

JE Dunn Construction Company*^+

Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City*

Legends Hospitality ^

Live Nation
Live Nation ^

Lockson
Lockton Companies ^+

McCownGordon Construction^*+

Jonalee & Paul McLaughlin^

Edward P. Milbank In Honor of Jonathan S. Staton^

Daniel & Mary Schulte Charitable Fund^

Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Jr. Donor Advisory Fund of the
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City^

US Asset Services LLC^

Don & Jean Wagner Charitable Foundation^

Debbie & Russell Welsh^


Headliner ($5,000 - $9,999)

BOK Financial
Central States Beverage Company^
Commerce Bank^
Country Club Bank^
Country Club Plaza^+
Delta Dental^
Steve & Sue Dietze Elsberry Family Foundation^+
Nikki & Brett Emison^*+
Enterprise Bank & Trust^
Kenneth & Marilyn Hager Don Hall, Jr.^
Halls Kansas City^+
Joan Horan^
Hunt Midwest^+
Kansas City Parks & Recreation^
Kevin & Diane Kelly^

KPMG^+
Langdon & Emison^
McDonnell Foundation^
Meierotto Jewelers^
John & Bridget Murphy^+
Greg & Rebecca Reid^*
Saint Luke's Health System^
Seigfreid Bingham, PC^
Shook, Hardy & Bacon^
Bill & Sandra Snyder Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.^+
Strickland Construction^
Anonymous+
UMB Financial Services^+
Cynthia Wymore


Designer ($2,500 - $4,999)

A.L. Huber - General Contractors^
Jeffrey Anthony
Peggy & Rich Baker^+
Jon Ball Robert Barnes/Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLC.^
Daniel Benninghoff
Wendy & Troy Burgess^+
Sam & Marcee Carpenter
Jeff & Jen Carson
Howard E. & Debra L. Cohen Family Donor Advised Fund^+
Deloitte^+
Steve & Cathy Doyal^+
Peggy & Terry Dunn^
ECCO Select^
Ed Enyeart^
Ernst & Young LLP^
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation^
James & Rebecca Graham^
Amy Guerich^+
Jerry Hedrick Henderson Engineers*
Charles Herbster
Mark & Mary Cook Jorgenson^
Kansas City Testing & Engineering^

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation^
Tony & Teresa Kempf
Thomas & Sandy Long
McCarthy Auto Group^
Marco Morazan Olsson^
Terry & Barbie O'Toole^
Laura & Edgar Palacios+
Becky Blades & Cary Phillips^+*
ReeceNichols Real Estate ^
Ora Reynolds & Curt Roberts^*
Brenda & Charlies Shields^
Northland Sonic Drive-Ins^
Maria Timberlake
Truman Medical Centers/University Health^+
Turner Construction Company^
Mark & Candice Uhlig
Mark & LeeAnn Van Dyne^+
Nancy Whitworth & Doug Ballou*+
Matt & Sabrina Wiewel^


Character ($1,000 - $2,499)

Academy Bank+
Anonymous
Art Lithocraft Company
Atterbury Family Foundation^
Audrie Seeley Landscape^
Baron Contracting+
Chuck & Joan Battey^
Ellen & Lee Baty
Duane Becker
Matt & Kate Beem^
Robert & Phyliss Bernstein^
Wallace & Jackie Biellier
Scott & Betty Blazey
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City^*+
Joseph & Jeanne Brandmeyer
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLC^
Jeff & Deanna Burns^
JJ Burns & Andrea Boswell-Burns
Madelyn Rudd & Robert Butcher
James Factor
Mary Ann & Arden Carr
Cars Plus Credit
Andrew Catherwood+
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Kansas City+
John Chiles
Doug & Linda Clarkson
Lindsey Rood-Clifford & Chris Clifford^+
Colliers International^
Ellen Cray
David Dahmer
Jim & Anna Daugherty
Jennie Davis
Jeff, Beth & Claudia Dillow^
Roshann Parris & Jeff Dobbs^+
Randal & Leslie Dobyns
Jennifer and Dave Dulny
Ken & Christi Eaton+
Mark & Lisa Ebbitts
Amy & Shannon Eckhoff
Eldon Eikenbary
Mike & Jessica Ellis
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car^
Marc Enyart & Joe Comer
Lindsey & Marc Erickson^
Leah & Matt FitzGerald+^
FleishmanHillard^
Mark & Sarah Fortino^
Edward & Sandi Fried^+
GastingerWalker&^+
George Family Foundation
Glenn & Joyce Goldstein
Vicki & Michael Graft
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce^
John T. Gregory^
Michael Haines & Kathy Winklhofer^
Gary Hamm
Hartsook^
Amy Hastert
Marlys & Michael Haverty ^
Sarah Hicks & Michael O'Connell
Robert Hingula+^
Jenny & Casey Housley*+
John & Connie Hoye
Ashley Hutcheson+
Innervative, Inc.
InQuest Marketing^
Howard & Ro Jacobson^*
Dr. Austin L. Jones & Mrs. Melynne B. Jones
Dick & Sandy Jones / Fidelity Security Life Insurance
JP Morgan Chase^

Kansas City Transportation Group^
Scott & Lisa Kolbeck
Jane Kolich+
Marilyn Kulmus^
Lane4 Property Group^
Katherine & Andrew Lang^+
Lathrop GPM^*
Lola Kelly ReeceNichols Leawood+
Liberty Park LLC
Janet Long
Michael & Kristy Lorenz
Megan Rupp & Jeff Lynch
Scott & Patty Mach
Tammy & John Marasco
Mark One Electric Company ^
Patricia Martin
McCown Family Foundation^
The Miller Group^
Jan & Lee Morevitska^*
Jeremy & Abby Morris+
Paul & Rosemary Morris
Bill & Jeri Murphy^
Michael & Barbara Newbold
Michael & Maria Nguyen^*
David Oehler
Erin O'Reilly
Bob Page^
Park Place Partners^
Pepsi Beverages Company^
Ken & Tammy Peterman+
Larry & Ellen Polsky
Port KC+
Bob & Slyvia Pullman
Bob Riggs
Robert & Lisa Rohlf^
Kathy Stepp Rothwell & Howard Rothwell+
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.^
Dave Ruf, Jr.
Jay & Lori Ruf
Mitzi & Lonny Ryburn
Charles & Elizabeth Schellhorn^
Rick & Mary Schindler^
Megan & Sheldon Sebastian
Kenneth Selzer and Deb Grimes+
Dave & Sharon Stackelhouse
Jonathan S. Staton+
Sharon Stiner
Aviva Ajmera & Wayne Strickland
Scott & Tracy Strohm ^
Summit Custom Homes^
Fran Sutton
Jody Tillotson
Jim & Ann Tinsman^
Debi & Greg Trempy
Trozzolo Communications Group ^
Angelo & Elisa Trozzolo
Deborah & Terry Tsue
VanTrust Real Estate^
Rick Watson
Brian & Jennifer Weiford^
Debi Weinstein
Anonymous
Eddy Whitley & Tracie Dittemore
Loren & Tom Whittaker+
Stephen & Marta Williamson
Amy & Robert Wolf*+^
Lori Wolfe
Sheri & Walt Womack
Bonnie & JW Youngblood


Thespian ($500 - $999)

Kathryn T. Allen+
Anonymous
Anonymous
AT&T League+
Alan and Beverly Barrington
Debbie & Jerry Bell+
Joanie & Bart Bergman
Paul & Julie Black ^
Pete Browne+
Stephen Butland
Hon. David Byrn and Pam Byrn
Danny Carmichael & Theresa Ryan
John Catherwood+
Terry Chapman
Reece Clark^+
Douglas Coday
Robert Croskell
Paul DeBruce
Serena Dehoney
Barbara Dickson
Dennis & Sandra Donnelly
Frederick and Beatrice Eckertson
Catherine Emory
Wendy & Larry Engeman
Gretchen & John Fitzgerald+
Floraloom Studio+
Michael Fuemmeler
Lucille Garcia^
Travis & Maqual Graham
Allen & April Halling
Rick Halstead
Joe & Sandi Hanson
Cynthia Hayde
Rebecca Hierholzer
Mark Hinshaw
Holmes Drywall Supply^
Michael & Peggy Howe
Ray Jagels
Cindy Jeffries^+
Steven Johnson
Margaret Kalal
Kenton & Holly Kaufman
Chris Kindell
Michael & Nan Knecht^
Brian Koelliker
Rob Kraft
Kyle Vena+
Anonymous
David & Lisa Lowe
Krista Lutz
John & Daisy MacDonald^
Justin & Grace Magott+

Brian Markley
Bianka Marquez+
Salon Fino+^
Chris & Erica Massman
Bill & Ann McCort
George McGrew
Jolene Mead^+
Barb Scowley
Jacob Merriman+
Wiley Meyer
Patricia Milbourn
Robert & Gena Milligan
Eric Morgan
Charles & Kay Newell
Erin Olm-Shipman & Abe Markin^
Anonymous
Ash Parulekar+
Candace Passen
James & Renee Peddicord
Frank Perez & Ron Nicely
Mike & Peggy Phillips
Kathryn & Patricia Redman
Robert Riordan
Rockhurst University+
Brian Rose
David & Patty Ross
James Ross
Mary Schulte+
Mark Seely+
Debbie Sherrer
Corrie Sifers
Jason & Karen Sowers
Joseph & Elizabeth Spalitto^
Larry Spangler
Bryan Sparks+
Craig Stearns
Mollie Stephens^+
Dr. Joy Stevenson & Dr. John Sheets^
Jacob Stolz
Jim & Pamela Stout
Samantha Swofford+
Charles Tedder
Terracon+
Travelers Insurance+
Paul Turner
VMLY&R Foundation+
Gary & Lynette Wages
Kathy & Bob Waller
Carolyn Watley+
Dr. Janet Williams+
Jeffrey Zumsteg


Understudy ($250 - $499)

Lori Adams
Marty Adrian
Steven Allison
Kent Andel
Rachel Arnett+
Henry & Rachel Avila
Conor Beardsley+
Zachary Beyer
Phillip Blender
Tonya Burke
Grace P. Bush+
Gary Christensen
Debra Churchill
Lexie Clark+
Georgia Cline
David Corley
Kimberly Gorman-Curtis
Pat & Don Dagenais^+
Vicki Dickerson
Dennis Dobson
Bonnie Downs
William Duncan & Marita Wesely
Dennis & Rae Jo Engel
Sally Firestone
Kathy Foos
Larry & Carol Frevert
Adam & Meg Godderz
Elizabeth & Andy Humble
Stacey Janssen^+
Mark & Angela Januszewski^
Alex Jones^
Peggy & Bud Kasper
Larry Keyser
Edward Klugman
Janie Lankford

Alex Lanning & Nate Byarlay+
Anonymous
Patty & John Mahan
Michelle & David Martina
David & Darlia Morris*
Cody Mortensen+
Tracy Musolf+
Marc Naughton
Patty O'Connor
Nkemkweruka Ohia+
Anonymous
Doyle & Laura Pearl+
Jessica Peel+
Sarah Peterson Herr+
Margie Pryor
Byron Roach
Zack & Caroline Royle^+
Anonymous
Tina Scibona
Robert & Kathryn Shipman^
Scott & Traci Sidesinger
Joe & Susan Sims
Kathleen Smith
Adam & Sharon Stiles
Matt & Kristen Stuppy
Dorsey Troutman
Ingrid VanBiber+
Visit KC^+
Bill & Keeley Waugh^
Anonymous
Ted & Molly Wiederman^
Chapman Wesley Williams+
Gene Willis+
Mandi & Kevin Wright^


Extra ($100 - $249)

Vestana Ahlen
Rich & Cathy Baier Family Foundation^+
Ashley Baker+
Mark Bishop
Rachel Bliss+
David Brown & Donna Sperry
Carla & Aaron M. Clark
Cynthia Cox
Patricia Crenshaw
Mary Jo Emanuele
Sylvia & Roger Fenn
Don Grundy

Kelsey Keltner
John Klag
Larry Kucinick & Terri McFarland
Michael T. Lanning+^
Marsha Longabach*
Christina Lovell
Megan McCranie
Katie McKernan+
Joseph & Pamela Meyer
Kristen & Jeff Miller

Leslee Price
Timothy Ricker
Jeff & Angela Rouse
Barb & Mark Schulte^+
Matthew Schulte^+
Vicki Siebs
Amber Struemph^+
Shelley Wales
Stephen Whalen+
Cheryl Wunder


Friend ($50 - $99)

Valerie Belcher
Buddy & Charlene Foutts+
Susan Hartley
Tim & Jan Helfer

Owain Howell
Scott Johnson
Kelsey Knewtson
Ken & Elizabeth McClain

Connie Schlageck
Marie & Jeff Schott
Steve & Joan Sherman
James & Rhonda Swails

 


Legacy Society

Denise and Bill Bade
Bob Baker
Rich and Peggy Baker
Matt and Kate Beem
Angela M. Bennett
Wendy and Troy Burgess
Jon Gray and Valerie Chow
Chris Clifford and Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Howard and Debra Cohen
Don and Pat Dagenais
Katie and Matt Fitzgerald
Sherry and Gary Forsee
Mark and Sarah Fortino
Caroline and Danny Gibel
Anita Gorman
Amy Guerich
Jacques’ Hassen
Shirley Bush Helzberg
August L. Huber III and Laura L. Huber
Howard & Ro Jacobson
Keith A. Jorgensen
Brian and Susan Kaufman
Tony and Teresa Kempf
Andrew and Katherine Lang
Terry and Barbie O’Toole
John and Tammy Marasco
Ann Miller

James H. Pendleton and Carol D. Pendleton Family
Becky Blades and Cary Phillips
Andy Pierce
Greg and Rebecca Reid
Victoria Reisler
William Reisler
Ora Reynolds
Bob and Lisa Rohlf
Doug Jones and John Sanger
Robert and Wendy Sawyer
R. Gordon Tompkins
Carolyn Watley
Bill and Keeley Waugh
Russ and Debbie Welsh
Doug Ballou and Nancy Whitworth
Mandi and Kevin Wright
Cynthia Wymore
Anonymous


Tribute

In Honor of Dr. Durl W. & Cathleen O'Neil
In honor of Greg and Donnis Prather
Carol Jones In Honor of Corey Goodburn
In honor of Mary Mobley by Cynthia Kupka

In Honor of Bob Rohlf by Bill & Vicki Reisler & Sally Tudhope^
In Memory of Charles H. Clay
In Honor of Peggy & Terry Dunn


Endowment Donors

Denise Ayers
In Memory of Robert Lee Daniel, Jr.
Ellen Darling
The Deramus Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
John Fierro
David Gibbons
Don & Adele Hall
Helen Harper
Rosalyn & Howard Jacobson Donor Advisory Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Emmy & Michael Morrissey
The Polsky Family Foundation
Elaine & Norman Polsky
Greg & Rebecca Reid
Erin Smith
Suzanne & Gregory Smith
The Trudy Foundation
Russ & Debbie Welsh
Richard Woods


In Remembrance

Helen Harper <>
Adele Hall <>
Norman & Elaine Polsky <>

Emmy Morrissey <>
Bert & Ellen Darling <>
Dr. John Scowley <>


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