Committee Chairs

Denise and Bill Bade 

Event Chairs

Melinda L. Estes, MD 

CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System

Tracy L. Stevens, MD 

Heartland Gala Committee Chair and Medical Director, Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center

Mary Lynn and Kamal Mikhail 

Fund-A-Legacy Chairs

Committee Members

  • Ali Armistead
  • Alicia Beck
  • Jenna Bell
  • Felicia Bondi
  • Adnan Chhatriwalla, MD
  • Joel DeBoer
  • Gail Dicus
  • Jessica Heimes, DO
  • Pauline Henne
  • Jermee Jones
  • Gina Lawson, DO
  • Amy McAnarney
  • Matt McInnes
  • Grover Simpson
  • Kathy Richman Wallace
  • Andrew Widman


Premier Sponsors

Lockton – Denise and Bill Bade

The Ann & Andrew Tisch Foundation

Platinum Sponsor

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors

BJC HealthCare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Burns & McDonnell

The Hebenstreit Family Foundation - Ali and Hunter Armistead

JE Dunn Construction

John A. Marshall Co.

McInnes Group

P1 Group

VanTrust Real Estate

Silver Sponsors

ACI Boland

Bank of America

Commerce Bank

David E. Ross Construction

Event Management | Eventology LLC | Donna Thomason

Haverty Family Foundation

Ellen and Irv Hockaday

Kristin and Kenneth Huber, MD

Michael Main, MD

McCownGordon Construction

Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

Power Partners

Julie Quirin and Teri Miller

Doris and Robert Rogers

Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary

Saint Luke’s South Hospital Medical Staff

Mary Beth and Grover Simpson

Tingle Flooring

UMB Bank

Jean and Don Wagner

Bronze Sponsors

The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce

Julie Cheslik and Paul Black

CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Country Club Bank

Creative Planning

Dignity Memorial

Dimensional Innovations

Enterprise Bank

Cathy and Dan Flynn

Debe and Roy Gash


The Graham T. Hunt Family

Virginia McCallister

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Midwest Transplant Network

Michael and Susan Newburger Foundation

The Nobles Family

Performance Contracting Group

Pulse Design Group

Saint Luke’s East Hospital Medical Staff

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Anesthesiology

Lindsey and Andrew Sauer, MD

Siragusa Family

Tracy L. Stevens, MD, and Brian Lee

Table Hosts

Eric and Bethany Austin, MD; Kathleen and Tim Fendler, MD; Karla and Michael Nassif, MD; Angela and Brett Sperry, MD; and Anne and Daniel Steinhaus, MD

Bell and Kolditz Families

Nancy and Greg Bentz

Peggy and A. Michael Borkon, MD

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Wendy and Grant Burcham


Judith and Matthew Deedy, MD

Lorelei and David Gibson

Laura and David Hall

Hawthorn Bank

Jessica Heimes, DO, and Matthew Peddie

Andrew Kao, MD

Catherine Klose and Randall Thompson, MD

Susie and Jason Krug

Gina Lawson, DO, and Casey Ramsey

Anthony Magalski, MD, and Susan and Brian Ramza, MD

Lynne and Gerald Matile, MD

Metropolitan Community College

Mary Lynn and Kamal Mikhail

Linda Moser-Ducote

The Nottberg Family

Molly and Bobby Olm-Shipman

Laura and Chuck Robb

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Executive Leadership Team

Rebecca Sesler and Doug Worgul

Diane and Kevin Trimble

Tim Van Zandt and Chris Beal

Kathy Richman Wallace and Travis Wallace – Wine Bunker

Vicki and Andrew Widman & Milens Family

Campbell Williams, MD

Fund-A-Legacy Lead Donors
A. Michael Borkon Heart-to-Heart Endowed Fund

Mary Lynn and Kamal Mikhail

The Nobles Family

Thank You to Our Auction Donors

Ad Astra Selections


Café Provence

CommunityAmerica Credit Union

The Friends of Chamber Music, Kansas City


KC Current

Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions

Matt McInnes and Chiefs Ambassador Shawn Barber

Carmen M. Sabates

Saint Luke’s Foundation

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

Siragusa Family

UMB Bank

VanBrock Jewelers

Jean and Don Wagner

Wine Bunker

Kathy Richman Wallace and Travis Wallace

Thank You to Our Jewelry Drawing Sponsor

Meierotto Jewelers

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is proud to be ranked among the top 50 programs in the nation
and No. 1 in Kansas City for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2023–24.
It is the third hospital in the U.S. to achieve The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Cardiac Center certification.

We deliver the most advanced heart care to more than 85,000 patients each year
and couldn’t do it without your help.

As a not-for-profit, we rely on the support of our community to help further
education, advance innovation, and continue providing exceptional care.