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Park University’s International Center for Music – Benefactor Party for Stanislav & Friends 2023

February 21st was the date for the Benefactor Party for Stanislav & Friends 2023 at The River Club. Guests enjoyed a performance by Park ICM student artists and delectable cuisine by Executive Chef Jos van Hengel. The event, a benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music, was held on March 11th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The honorary chairmen were Debbie and John Starr.

Stanislav Ioudenitch, Park ICM; and Tatiana Ioudenitch; Julie and Vince Clark; Debbie and John Starr, honorary chairmen; and Angela and Shane Smeed, Park University


Myron and Nicki Wang with Julie and Vince Clark


Jonathan Dickinson, Gordon McNelly, Johnna Thomas, and Jonathan Thomas


Ben Sayevich, Park ICM; Ihab and Colleen Hassan, Lisa Hickok, Park ICM; and John Yungmeyer


Lisa Hickok, Park ICM; with Brad Brewster


Mitzi and Steve Cardenas


Dr. Evelina Swartzman with Gaye Cohen


Vicki Short with Guy Townsend


Anastasia Vorotnaya at the piano

Featured in the April 15, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson


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