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LEADERSHIP

Making A Museum KC is an innovative fundraising initiative that supports the Kansas City Museum’s expansive renovation project to create a leading-edge, 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.

The Kansas City Museum Foundation launched #MakingAMuseumKC in 2017.

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About the Kansas City Museum Foundation


The Kansas City Museum Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to develop initiatives, convene leaders, and mobilize resources through inclusive partnerships to support the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities of the Kansas City Museum. The Foundation is raising private dollars and support to leverage public funding for the Kansas City Museum, which is owned by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and operated and managed by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.

 
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HONORARY CAMPAIGN CHAIRS

The #MakingAMuseumKC fundraising initiative is led by these three close friends and colleagues, who have lived in and supported Kansas City for more than 40 years.

World War II veterans who are dedicated to arts, history, culture, education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship in Kansas City, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Matheny, and Mr. Bloch are working with the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Museum Foundation to strategically develop #MakingAMuseumKC and guide its priorities.

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HONORARY CAMPAIGN MEMBERS

Former Parks Commissioners Mr. Carl DiCapo, Mrs. Anita Gorman, and Mr. Ollie Gates join the Honorary Campaign Chairs to support the Kansas City Museum.

From 1986 to 1991, Mrs. Gorman, Mr. Gates, and Mr. DiCapo served together as Parks Commissioners. This legendary trio was responsible for the revitalization of Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Now they aim to lend their wisdom and experience to another major Kansas City cultural and civic treasure.

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KANSAS CITY MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD

The Kansas City Museum Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to develop initiatives, convene leaders, and mobilize resources through inclusive partnerships to support the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities of the Kansas City Museum.

The Foundation's Board of Trustees is raising private dollars and support to leverage public funding for the Kansas City Museum's restoration and renovation project. Foundation Vice Chair Kevin Pistilli serves as the Board Liaison to the #MakingAMuseumKC fundraising initiative.

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