• Bill and Christy Gautreaux – Kemper Gala Honorary Chairs

    Bill and Christy Gautreaux – Kemper Gala Honorary Chairs

  • Lauren Merriman and Lisa Garney – Kemper Gala Co-Chairs

    Lauren Merriman and Lisa Garney – Kemper Gala Co-Chairs

  • Jack and Karen Holland – Kemper Ambassadors Co-Chairs

    Jack and Karen Holland – Kemper Ambassadors Co-Chairs

2018 Gala Leadership

2018 Committee

Lauren Atterbury Damian Lair  
Sandra Bair Bob Legler  
Elizabeth Bennett Brady Legler  
Sarah Beren Mary Malabanan  
Jessie Blazer Katie McGurk  
Barbara Bloch Shannon McSpadden  
Ken Block Dan Meiners  
Lisa Block Zach Nickerson  
Nancy Bollier Dan Nilsen  
Chadwick Brooks Anna Petrow  
Mark Cordes Brittany Pieper  
Leah DiCarlo Heather Pluard  
Amy Dreyer John Raux  
Stephan Faerber Katrina Revenaugh  
Emily Fehsenfeld Godfrey Riddle  
Emily Fors Miguel Rivera  
Katherine Fox Jamie Berg Schultz  
Courtney Goddard Rachel Sexton  
Becky Gordon Debra Smith  
Anthony Gray Susannah Sotos  
Karen Holcomb Jessica Thompson  
Peregrine Honig Kim Weinberger  
Andrea Kirsch Helen Wewers  
Kim Klein Lorena Wiedeman  
Ada Koch Mary Kemper Wolf  
Jan Kyle Dolly Wood  

2018 Kemper Ambassadors

2018 Kemper Gala Ambassadors

L to R: Jan Kyle, Ken Petti, Ada Koch, Kim Weinberger, Karen Holland, Lauren Merriman, Jack Holland, Mary Kemper Wolf, Lisa Garney, Helen Wewers, Hallie Hudson Peavey, Tom Holcom, Lynn Carlton, and Jo Ann Sullivan


Since 2014, a group of valuable supporters who served in leadership roles for past annual Galas have joined together to form Kemper Ambassadors. This auxiliary group of volunteers stay involved with Kemper Museum as advocates and fundraisers, sharing their leadership experience with current and future leaders of the event. The complete list of Kemper Ambassadors includes:

Karen & Jack Holland, Ambassador Co-Chairs Diana Kline
Christine & Don Alexander Kim Klein
Kathleen Aylward * Ada Koch
JoAnn * & Fred * Ball Nancy & Herb Kohn
Brooke Barrier Stacey & Mike Koon
Tom & Linda Beal Linda & William Kornitzer
Beverly Pierson Bradley Gayle Krigel
Karl Bublitz Kelly & Jon Lambert
Tim Butt Linda Lighton & Lynn Adkins
Lynn Carlton Jo & Bob Loyd
Eileen & Byron * Cohen Cathy & Mark Maslan
Gaye & Mark Cohen Dan Meiners
Ann Cooling Kat McDaniel
Susie & Tom Corbin Jean & Tom McDonnell
Rachael & Kanon Cozad Holly Mihalovich
Cheryl & Chris Davis Jerry * & Margaret * Nerman
Peter & Michelle deSilva Jeannette Nichols
Lena & Dan Dickinson Linda & Brad Nicholson
Keely Edgington Jill Norden *
Irene & Saul Ellis Barbara Buell Novaria *
Scott Francis Hallie Hudson Peavey
Theresa & Brad Freilich Wendy Powell
Christy & Bill Gautreaux Mike & Kathy Rainen
Courtney Goddard Cathy Schultz
Pam & Gary Gradinger Cathy & Fred Seligson
Laura Greenbaum Laura Shultz
Jill Hall Debbie Simpson
Marilyn Hebenstreit Helane Smith
Scott Heidmann Bill & Jo Ann Sullivan
Sally Hilkene Sue Trucksess
Denise & Tom Holcom Paul Uhlmann, Jr. *
Carol & Dennis Hudson Ann & Frank Uryasz
Bebe Hunt Jane Voorhees
Sharron Hunt Brooke Runnion Weinstein
Laurie Ingram Katie Wendel
Trudy & John Johnson Helen Wewers
Jackie Johnson C. Stephen Metzler * & Brian D. Williams
Michele & Harvey Kaplan Carolyn Williams *
Julia Irene Kauffman Mary Kemper Wolf
Crosby Kemper *  Toma & Andy Wolff
Megan & Mariner Kemper Dolly Wood
  * gone but not forgotten