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


Ms. Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman

Honorary Chair

Kathy Nelson

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

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


Gold Sponsor

JE Dunn Construction

John A. Marshall Co.

P1 Construction / P1 Service

Bronze Sponsor

Cruise Holidays of Kansas City

Dignity Memorial

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.