A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance


Thank you to these generous donors for supporting Conservatory students through Crescendo 2018. For more information about donating to the Conservatory or establishing a scholarship, please contact Mark Mattison at 816-235-1247 or mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org


Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

JoZach Miller and Peter Bali

R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank

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

Gold Sponsors

Mr. John and Mrs. Jacqueline N. Middelkamp

Silver Sponsors

Elsberry Family Foundation

Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund

Joan J. Horan

Martin Smoler and Suzanne Shank

Bronze Sponsors

Ann and Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation

Atterbury Family Foundation

Richard and Jane Bruening

City of Kansas City, Missouri - City Manager’s Office

Warren and Jenny Erdman / Kansas City Southern

Scott Francis and Susan Gordon, Discretionary Fund, Francis Family Foundation

Hallmark Corporate Foundation

William T. Kemper II Trust / Robert Loyd

KCP&L - Exclusive Student Matinee Sponsor

McCownGordon Construction

Joseph and Yvette Miceli

Charles and Lisa Schellhorn

Thornhill Family

Table Sponsors

Commerce Bank

George K. Baum & Company

J.E. Dunn Construction Company

Michael and Karen Herman

Dallas and Marika Invanko

Beth Ingram and Edward Milbank

Lewis Rice and Mike Thiessen

Curtis W. Thomas and Peter C. Sunderman

Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC

Truman Medical Centers & University Health Physicians

Phillip and Rebecca Smith

Michael and Nancy Thiessen

Sara E. Welch

UMKC Office of Advancement

UMKC Board of Trustees

UMKC Office of the Chancellor

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

UMKC Foundation

VanTrust Real Estate


Ivan and Karla Batlle

Richard and Emily Ballentine

Christopher Beal and Timothy Van Zandt

Dr. Robert and Pamela Bruce

Country Club Bank

Dr. and Mrs. Akin Cil

John and Carol Cowden

Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeBruce

Terry and Peggy Dunn

David and Amy Embry

Mike and Melanie Fenske

Gary and Sherry Forsee

Jack and Trudy Gabriel

Thomas and Jane Grant

Kathy Hagen and Tom Kappelmann

Donald Hall, Sr.

Shirley and Barnett Helzberg Jr.

Lisa Merrill Hickok

Larry and Lisa Hoffman

Michael Henry and Terry Anderson

Charles and Mary Kay Horner

Asher and Audrey Langworthy

Marie Whitmer and Wayne E. Lippman

Siobhan M. Lesley

Kansas City Life Insurance Company

Michael and Julia Kirk

William and Regina Kort

Asher and Audrey Langworthy

Wayne Lippman and Marie Whitmer

Kay Martin

Albert and Sandra Mauro

Dennis Marker and Susan Lordi Marker

Jeff and Mary Morris

Ron and Donna Patton

Richard D. Pearson

Jim and Kathy Polsinelli

George and Linda Robbins

John Rufenacht Assoc. Inc.

Robb & Robb LLC Charitable Foundation/Gary C. Robb & Anita Porte Robb

George and Linda Robbins

Howard Rothwell and Kathleen Stepp Rothwell

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Spaulding III

Jack and Barbara Spilker

William and JoAnn Sullivan

James and Ms. Katherine Schorgl

J. Michael Sigler

Joan McGee Thompson

Mrs. John D. Turner

Thomas and Loren Whittaker

John and Karen Yungmeyer