• Helen and Frank Wewers – Kemper Gala Honorary Chairs. Photo: Kenny Johnson.

    Helen and Frank Wewers – Kemper Gala Honorary Chairs. Photo: Kenny Johnson.

  • Emily Uhlmann Fehsenfeld and Damian Lair – Kemper Gala Co-Chairs. Photo: Kenny Johnson.

    Emily Uhlmann Fehsenfeld and Damian Lair – Kemper Gala Co-Chairs. Photo: Kenny Johnson.

2021 Gala Leadership

GALA COMMITTEE

Chadwick Brooks
Nancy Bollier
Mark Cordes
Paul Gutierrez
Andrea Kirsch
Kim Klein
Ada Koch
Jan Kyle
Betsy Lummis
Lauren Merriman
Kat McDaniel
Dan Meiners
Anna Petrow
Katrina Revenaugh
Lexi Ryan
Rachel Sexton
Lorena Wiedeman
Mary Wolf
Dolly Wood
Katie Van Luchene

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mary Kemper Wolf, Chair
Consuelo Cruz
William C. Gautreaux
Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard
Karen Holland
Clara Irazábal
Mariner Kemper
Jim Lawrence
Greg Maday
Kat Wood Norris
Duvel “DJ” Pierre 
Lindsey Patterson Smith

Bebe Hunt, Emerita, Co-Founder
Dennis Rilinger, Secretary

GALA AMBASSADORS

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 Nancy & Herb Kohn
Christine & Don Alexander Stacey & Mike Koon
Kathleen Aylward * Linda & William Kornitzer
JoAnn * & Fred * Ball Jan Kyle 
Brooke Barrier Gayle Krigel  
Tom * & Linda Beal Kelly & Jon Lambert
Beverly Pierson Bradley Linda Lighton & Lynn Adkins 
Karl Bublitz  Jo & Bob Loyd 
Tim Butt  McClain Bryant Macklin
Lynn Carlton Lindsay & Lee Major
Eileen & Byron * Cohen  Cathy & Mark Maslan
Gaye & Mark Cohen  Dan Meiners
Ann Cooling  Lauren Merriman
Susie & Tom Corbin  Kat McDaniel
Rachael & Kanon Cozad  Jean & Tom McDonnell
Cheryl & Chris Davis  Holly Mihalovich
Peter & Michelle deSilva  Jerry * & Margaret * Nerman
Lena & Dan Dickinson  Jeannette Nichols
Keely Edgington  Linda & Brad Nicholson
Irene & Saul Ellis  Jill Norden *
Katherine Fox  Barbara Buell Novaria *
Scott Francis  Hallie Hudson Peavey
Theresa & Brad Freilich  Wendy Powell
Lisa Garney  Mike & Kathy Rainen
Christy & Bill Gautreaux  Anne Scharf
Courtney Goddard  Cathy Schultz
Pam & Gary Gradinger  Cathy & Fred Seligson
Laura Greenbaum  Laura Shultz
Jill Hall  Lynette & Norman Siegel
Marilyn Hebenstreit  Debbie Simpson
Scott Heidmann  Helane Smith
Sally Hilkene  Jane and Josh Sosland
Denise & Tom Holcom  Bill & Jo Ann Sullivan
Carol & Dennis Hudson  Sue Trucksess
Bebe Hunt  Paul Uhlmann, Jr. *
Sharron Hunt Ann & Frank Uryasz             
Laurie Ingram Jane Voorhees
Trudy & John Jacobson Kim Weinberger
Jackie Johnson Brooke Runnion Weinstein
Michele & Harvey Kaplan Katie Wendel
Julia Irene Kauffman Helen Wewers
Crosby Kemper *  C. Stephen Metzler * & Brian D. Williams
Megan & Mariner Kemper Carolyn Williams *
Diana Kline Mary Kemper Wolf
Kim Klein Toma & Andy Wolff
Ada Koch Dolly Wood

 

* gone but not forgotten