"The Lied Center continues to bring a wide range of diverse performances and educational opportunities to everyone in our community and beyond. I am pleased that my commitment to the continuing work of this outstanding center for the performing arts supports opportunities for the community to attend, participate and interact with world-class performers. Through its educational programs, which touch every school age child and youth in the area and its direct outreach across the state of Kansas, the Lied Center has been a leader in enhancing access to the performing arts. It is the generous gifts of thousands of individuals each year that support this excellent work of “Our Lied Center of Kansas.”

— Sandra W. Gautt, PhD
2016–17 Friends of the Lied Board President