Event Information For Ed Asner Fundraiser

Priority Seating for Ed Asner as FDR

Benefiting the Renovation of the Sheffield Cemetery Chapel
Sunday, June 17, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Lewis & Shirley White Theater
5801 West 115th St. 
Overland Park, KS 66211

Thank you for considering a contribution to restore the over 100 years old historic Sheffield Cemetery Chapel built in 1910.

Ed Asner as FDR, The event will be held at the White Theater, 7:00 p.m., June 17th, 2012. A Gala Reception with Mr. Asner will follow for contributors of $360 and over.

The performance will benefit the renovation of the historic Sheffield Chapel and the perpetual care at Sheffield Cemetery grounds for future generations. Ed Asner has his family and beloved parents buried there. The evening is sponsored by Friends of Sheffield .

 Levels of Giving


Benefactor $5000 6 Tickets – Gala Reception with Ed Asner  Name on plaque in restored Sheffield Chapel


Patron $1000 4 Tickets – Gala Reception with Ed Asner  Name on plaque in restored Sheffield Chapel


Sponsor $500 2 Tickets – Gala Reception with Ed Asner  Name on plaque in restored Sheffield Chapel


Supporter $360 2 Tickets – Gala Reception with Ed Asner


Donor $180 2 Tickets


General Admission $36 Per Seat


Tickets Requested

Sorry I cannot attend but wish to make a contribution to Friends of Sheffield for $______

Checks or money order payable to Friends of Sheffield, JCF   (a 501 (C) (3) fund)
Memo line note: Asner Benefit

Send to:
Ed Asner Benefit
C/o Barbara Cosner
9839 Briar Street
Overland Park
Kansas 66207

To transfer money from a fund or use a credit card. Call: Kevin at the Jewish Community Foundation, 913 327 8134

For information: 913 341 0135

Tickets will be available for pick-up the day of the performance at the White Theater after 5:30 p.m. The performance is on June 17 is at 7:00 p.m.


Friends of Sheffield Cemetery desperately need your financial help in their “Restoring Honor Campaign,” to restore, beautify and maintain this landmark cemetery founded in 1901. It is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Kansas City.

The benefit of the financial support is clearly going to the memories of the deceased and families of those buried there, and not exclusively to a specific synagogue. The burial sites are representative of all the Congregations. Many prominent members of the Kansas City Jewish Community are buried there, including the Asner Family. Ed Asner is coming to Kansas City to do a benefit for Friends of Sheffield to renovate the Historic Sheffield Cemetery Chapel built in 1910.

The level of your contribution can possibly make you eligible to attend a reception with Ed Asner, receive tickets for priority seating, and have your named inscribed on a plaque in the renovated chapel.

Ed is our hometown success story. He is one of the most honored actors in the history of television. Ed will be inducted in the Kansas Hall of Fame on June 15th. The “Restoring Honor Campaign” is in keeping with one of the highest values in the Jewish tradition, Kavod Ha’ Met, honoring the deceased. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary evening with Ed Asner as FDR.

Friends of Sheffield have been doing an outstanding  job to improve the cemetery. To date Friends of Sheffield has received almost $900,000 in pledges. They need an additional $100,000 in pledges in order to renovate the historic Chapel and caretaker apartment. Until the Chapel is complete, there is no place to go in inclement weather for shelter, a service or visitation. Once renovated, it will no longer be an eyesore for the Kansas City Community and surrounding neighborhood.

The grounds have greatly improved with the engagement of a professional lawn company, new landscaping, updated irrigation system, trees trimmed, World War II Memorial restored, debris and refuse cleared for additional burial sites, new cement walks and stairs replaced the broken ones that were a safety hazard, Gravestones aligned, restored wrought iron gates, and additional new hand railings to make the cemetery more accessible.

For information or to purchase tickets, you may contact Ticket Sales Chair Arlene Shalinsky, 913 642 8588, leoarlene@yahoo.com or Rickie Haith, President, Friends of Sheffield, RickieH1@aol.com