GAYLE KRIGEL

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Gayle Price Krigel grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Maryville University (then, Maryville College of the Sacred Heart) in St. Louis where she majored in psychology and minored in education.

She joined the EPIC Board of Directors in 2014.

Gayle taught elementary school in the city of St. Louis and in Kansas City, before she started a wholesale t-shirt distribution and screen-printing business with her husband, Bruce, in 1977.

Mid-America Wholesale started with only three employees and grew to over 125 by the time of its sale. Gayle oversaw marketing, purchasing, special events and finances. The Krigels sold their company in 1999 and Gayle has had the opportunity to do event planning and fundraising as a volunteer and as a consultant since that time.

From projects like the Liza Lou benefit opening at the Kemper Museum, the Cow Parade, and the Shakespeare Festival Gala to Alvin Ailey, Daniel’s Story and the Dead Sea Scrolls at Union Station and Jazzoo, Gayle has been able to lend her creativity and talent to an enormous number of events in Kansas City. Under the wise counsel of Mayor Kay Barnes, she led the committee that started the first Kansas City Interfaith Council luncheon.

She is past president of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Kansas City Zoo, the AdHoc Group Against Crime and the Community Cadet Club at Southwest High School. Gayle has received several awards recognizing her contributions to our community but is most proud of the millions of dollars she has been able to raise for Kansas City organizations.