The International Relations Council, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, relies on the generosity of members and friends who sustain our efforts to foster a global perspective in the Kansas City community. We gratefully recognize the following individuals whose contributions to the IRC in the last twelve months have totaled at least $250. For more information about supporting the IRC, please contact Daniel Fitzpatrick, Membership & Engagement Coordinator. Thank you for your help in making this important work possible!

President’s Circle ($2,500+)


David & Hoi Kei Au

Jeffrey Bell

Nicole Gresham Perry

Gregory & Susanne Hoffmann

Janet Kannard

Nancy C. Messer

John Phillips

Robert Rebori

Neal & Angela Sharma

Cyprienne Simchowitz & Jerry White

Sosland Foundation

Karenbeth Zacharias

Emissary ($1,000 – $2,499)

Katie Allison

Mithra T. Amaran

Michelle Arthington

E. Andrew Berkley

Bert Berkley

Col. (Ret.) William G. & Margaret Eckhardt

Bill & Lyn Lakin

Aaron & Heidi Mann

Louis & Elizabeth Nave Flarsheim Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Holly Nielsen

Shahid Qadri

Lawrence Rouse

Dave & Molly Saunders

Paul Savastano

Sosland Foundation

Dr. Joy Stevenson

Tension Envelope Foundation

David & Rita Tripp

Linda & Kermit Trout

Mike & Maggie Wood

Consul ($500 – $999)


Andrea Allison-Putman

Michael & Christina Arnone

Maj. Aaron Berg

Patricia Burroughs-Bishop

Gary W. Logan

Jon & Wendy McGraw

S.M. Trading Corporation

Col. Todd Schmidt

Stephen Steigman & Tamara Falicov

Col. Bob Ulin

Sidne Ward

Diplomat ($250 – $499)

Cheryl Eve Acosta

Charlie Bankart

Alan & Judi Barkema

Anna Bazan-Munguia

John Blevins

Michael Burke

Don Dickey

John Espinoza

Sally Firestone

Daniel Frank

Michael Makara

Barbara Nelson

Chuck & Jane Olsen

Jennifer Owen

Paul Temme & Loring Leifer

The VanSant Family

Chris Steineger & Shari Wilson

Michael & Megan Wizniak

This list accounts for contributions made within the twelve months preceding May 1, 2024. We work diligently to ensure that this list is accurate and appreciate your bringing any unintentional errors or omissions to our attention for prompt correction.