The Coterie Gala

Annual Benefit

Spend a beautiful summer evening celebrating The Coterie, the number one arts educator in Kansas City, with dinner, drinks & entertainment. Benefits are critical in helping us fulfill the mission of The Coterie, which has served over 1.5 million young people and their families and continues to grow. We hope that you will join us!

Event Details & Reservations


Celebrate The Coterie:
where there are no small characters

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Westin Hotel at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Summer Cocktail

6:30pm Cocktails and Super Silent Auction

7:45pm Program and Dinner

9:30pm Dessert and Dancing

$175 per person
$1,500 for a reserved table for eight


Reserve by phone with a credit card:

The proceeds of this gala support the extraordinary reach of The Coterie's education programs, including classes in six satellite locations; Storytelling at Children's Mercy Hospital; Sundays at the Plaza Library; Reaching the Write Minds/Young Playwright's Festival; and our award-winning Dramatic Health Education Project, and Project Pride. In addition, due to its wild success at last year's 35th anniversary gala, we are continuing to provide subsidized buses to help educators bring their students to the theatre.

Celebrate the Coterie Sponsors

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors whose contributions help the Coterie produce shows and programs that benefit over 80,000 students and families each year. 


Hallmark Cards, Inc.



American Century Investments

Theatre League


Academy Bank

Commerce Bank

Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation

Laura & Dave Hall

The John & Bernice Hamra Foundation

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation


Ellen & John Aisenbrey

Sandy & Bruce Allen

Amanda Beaver

Nancy & Bryan Beaver

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Bonnie Blythe & Douglas Dee

Case Linden PC

Jan Church

Cognios Capital, LLC

Corinth Counseling Center & Ann Bingham and Jim Bargar

Don & Pat Dagenais

Cathy & Steve Doyal

Mike Enos

Heather & Tim Freund

Jennifer & Jake Fuller

Kara & Andrew Harmon

Colleen & Mike Hochberg

Susan & Eric Johnson

Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund


Karen & Rick Luchinsky

Carla Noack

New Theatre Restaurant

Lori & David Riddle

Jeanne & Charlie Sosland

Standard Battery

Theresa & Shaun Stoker

Sarah Starnes & Kelvin Walls

Gala Committee




Event Co-Chairs
Amanda Beaver
Theresa Stoker

The Planning Committee
Kevin Albert
Bonnie Blythe
Mike Enos
Heather Fruend
Johyne Hamra
Susan Johnson
Corrie Stoker
Lisa Veglahn