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Community Partners

Education Sponsors

Special Thanks to our 2012-2013 Education Sponsors 

The City of Riverside

Arts KC Fund

Camps for Kids

Missouri Arts Council

Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund

Oppenstein Brothers Foundation

David Newcomer IV and Gene Ann Newcomer Family Foundation Fund                                                                             

Sturgis Word Communication                                                                                                                                                       

Stephen Chick                                                                                                                                                     



Community Partners

Camp Shakespeare Partners

Camp Shakespeare would not be possible without the enthusiastic and generous support of our Camp Partners!

Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ

Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation

Leawood Parks and Recreation 

Music/Arts Institute

North Cross United Methodist Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School

St. Paul's Episcopal Church     

University of Missouri-Kansas City                                                                                                                                                      



Community Partners

Education Advisory Committee

The Festival's Education Advisory Committee brings together educators, teachers, and community leaders to assist the Festival in designing and delivering education programs in the community. 

April Bishop, Leawood Parks and Recreation

Patricia Davison, Shawnee Mission PTA

Laurie Ellinghausen, Professor, UMKC Department of English

Kathleen Hammond, Teacher, University Academy

Crosby Kemper III, Kansas City Public Library

Jennifer Medina, Teacher, Delta Woods Middle School                                                                                                                 

Gene Ann Newcomer, Community Volunteer

Maureen O'Connell Kelts, Teacher, Pleasant Hill Middle School                                                                                               

Anne O'Leary, Shawnee Mission School District

John Wilinski, Teacher, University Academy

If you are interested in joining the Committee, contact Matt Rapport



Community Partners

Special Thanks

Throughout the year, the Festival's education programs receives the kind assistance of individuals and institutions. Our programs would not be possible without these local heroes!

Avila University

Joan Biblo

Riley Cook

Sarah Hirsch

Eleanor and Kate Nash

Anne O'Leary

Sarah Cooper