Congratulations to Our New Diamond Level Volunteers

Diamond Volunteers Frank Hawk, Vicki Dickerson, Mark Dickerson, Blair Bieser and Sandra Reilly. Photo by Don Ipock.

The Kauffman Center would like to congratulate and thank the following five Diamond Level volunteers who have each contributed more than 2,500 volunteer service hours.

Frank Hawk | “It has been an enriching experience to meet the many volunteers, staff, and patrons while serving as a volunteer at the KCPA. It is rewarding to be able to enjoy these outstanding events. The architecture and beauty of the Kauffman Center makes it a privilege to serve in such an icon of Kansas City.”

Vicki Dickerson | “As a new volunteer at the Kauffman Center, I quickly realized the energy and enthusiasm of other volunteers and staff was contagious and real. This was evident when COVID, should be a four-letter word, ended the 2019/2020 season in February. While the staff did a great job keeping volunteers engaged with each other, when we physically returned, restrictions and all, it was smiling eyes just above the masks and “hugs” all around. That joy continued when we saw our Patron friends, and them us. I am thankful the people of Kansas City continue to support the Performing Arts and feel lucky to be one of the many people that have and continue to represent the Kauffman Center.”

Mark Dickerson | “When I was growing up our family was not exposed to the arts. Since I started volunteering here in September 2017 I have been exposed to the Symphony, Ballet, Opera and many other performances at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Volunteering has broadened my experiences and I have found I like performances that I had not experienced before. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Best building for performances. Best performances. Best patrons. Best staff. Best volunteers. Just the best place to volunteer!”

Blair Bieser | “The pandemic has certainly shown us how important art is – how it can comfort us when we feel alone, and how it can bring us together when our differences are dividing us. And although the performing arts posted a lot of videos, there’s nothing like coming to our beautiful Kauffman Center and watching artists from around the world sing, dance, and make music for us. I’ve loved welcoming you back!”

Sandra Reilly | “Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a volunteer and support the success of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Always memorable and rewarding.”

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