The Kansas City Museum Foundation’s Board of Trustees is leading this 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 Honorary Campaign Chairs and Honorary Campaign Members are working together with the Foundation Board to support the #MakingAMuseumKC.

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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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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. Bill Dunn, Sr., Mr. Edward Matheny, and Mr. Henry Bloch (in memory) 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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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 Kansas City 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.



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.

Dr. Mary Davidson, Board Chair

Mr. Kevin Pistilli, Vice Chair

Ms. Katrina Henke, Treasurer

Ms. Shannon Cade, KC Parks Commissioner

Mr. Allen Dillingham, KC Parks Commissioner

Ms. Rosana Privitera Biondo (not pictured)

Ms. Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin (not pictured)

Mr. Eric Wesson (not pictured)

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