Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is proud to celebrate 30 years of prioritizing and caring for women’s heart health and is honored to be this year’s Fund-A-Need beneficiary.

The Women’s Heart Center was the first in the United States to proactively address the unique needs of women’s cardiovascular health. Today, the Center continues to advance research, provide education, and advocate for the hearts of all women.

Saint Luke’s is honored to host the Heartland Gala to spotlight how generosity directly affects the lives of our patients and their families.

Annual benefit honoring exceptional cardiovascular care at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

Seated L to R:
Kathy Nelson, Julie Quirin, Tracy Stevens, MD

Standing L to R:
Marcia McCoy, Beth Zollars, Shelle Jensen, Sandy Jackson, Barbara Storm, Sue Bubb, Sandy Price

Not pictured:
Alicia Beck, Allen Dillingham, Peggy Dunn, Sue Ann Fagerberg, Michelle Haines, MD, Jessica Heimes, DO, Amy McAnarney, Matt McInnes and James Uhlmann

Committee Chairs

Ms. Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman

Honorary Chair

Kathy Nelson

Event Co-Chair
President and CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission; President and CEO, Visit KC

Tracy L. Stevens, MD

Event Co-Chair
Medical Director, Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center

Julie Quirin

President, Saint Luke’s Health System; President, BJC West Region

Committee Members

Alicia Beck

Sue Bubb

Gail Dicus

Allen Dillingham

Peggy Dunn

Sue Ann Fagerberg

Michelle Haines, MD

Jessica Heimes, DO

Sandy Jackson

Shelle Jensen

Amy McAnarney

Marcia McCoy

Matt McInnes

Sandra Price

Barbara Storm

James Uhlmann

Beth Zollars


Gold Sponsors

JE Dunn Construction

John A. Marshall Co.

McInnes Group

The Leigh and Tyler Nottberg Family Foundation

P1 Construction / P1 Service

Sandra Price

Silver Sponsors

ACI Boland

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Anesthesiology

Commerce Bank

David E. Ross Construction

Power Partners

Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary

Mary Beth and Grover Simpson

Bronze Sponsors

BOK Financial

Country Club Bank

Cruise Holidays of Kansas City

Dignity Memorial

Peggy and Terry Dunn

Hawthorn Bank

McCownGordon Construction

Morgan Stanley

Rick and Britton Norden

Donna Thomason

Laura Welch

Fund-A-Need Lead Donors

Benefiting Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center

CPKC – Canadian Pacific Kansas City

Anne and Craig Patterson

Flip and Janet Short

Tracy Stevens, MD and Brian Lee

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.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we deliver the most advanced heart care to more than 85,000 patients each year.

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