2017 Gala Sponsors

2017 Gala Sponsors


Kemper Family Foundations

Crema de Vie 

Trudy and John Jacobson
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Cuba Libre 

Christy and Bill Gautreaux
Bebe and Graham Hunt


American Century Investments
Murphy-Hoffman Company
Spencer Fane LLP
World Wide Technology


All Seasons Event Rental
Design Ranch

Havana Loco

Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City
Kenneth and Lisa Block Philanthropic Fund
Company Kitchen
JE Dunn Construction Company
Norm Fretwell and Bev Haskins
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee
Hebenstreit Family Foundation
Hunt Family Foundation / Kansas City Chiefs
Dick & Sandy Jones, Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company
Jon and Kelly Lambert
Lindsay and Lee Major
Russ and Tammy McElliott
Catherine Mead
Jack and Lauren Merriman
Virginia and James Moffett
Brad and Linda Nicholson
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sherman
Studio Dan Meiners
UMB Financial Corporation
Jane Voorhees
Weinberger Fine Art
Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation


Bukaty Companies
Commerce Bank
Crestwood Equity Partners
Scott Francis and Susan Gordon Discretionary Fund, Francis Family Foundation
Halls Kansas City
Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.
Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins
McCownGordon Construction LLC
Mobank / BOK Financial
Tyler and Leigh Nottberg 
Debra and Allen Parmet
Palle and Dennis Rilinger 
Jane and Joshua Sosland
Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan
Ann and Frank Uryasz
Clyde and Katie Wendel 
Mary and Gary Wolf


Meredith and Jon Angrist 
Diane Botwin & Mike Vessels - Botwin Commercial Development
Lynn and Lance Carlton
Ellen and Jamie Copaken
Deloitte LLP
Mr. Robert N. Epsten
Dr. Bradley & Mrs. Theresa Freilich
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fried 
John and Ellen Goheen
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein and Kim Klein Goldstein 
Deanna and Greg Graves
Drs. Milton and Trudi Grin
Donald J. Hall
Anne N. Hickok
Liz and John Hjalmarson
Tom and Denise Holcom
Jack and Karen Holland
Hufft Projects
Mary and John Hunkeler
Institute for Global Ethics
John and Jenny Isenberg
Christine and Sandy Kemper
Brad and Jane Kleindl
Linda and Bill Kornitzer
Bill and Regina Kort
Dr. Jan-Marie and Mr. Brad Kroh
Jan Kyle Design and Dr. Wayne Hunthausen, Westwood Animal Hospital 
Liz and Greg Maday
Mrs. Barbara K. Nelson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Rainen
Lynnette and Norman Siegal 
Susan and Tuck Spaulding
Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller
Todd Weiner Gallery / Lawrence and Joni Weiner Foundation
Drew Hodgdon and Victoria James Hodgdon, Victoria's Door, LLC 
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. 
Frank and Helen Wewers
Mr. Brian Williams
ZenRemedy Inc 


Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.
Creative Planning Property & Casualty
Norm Fretwell and Bev Haskins
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Nerman
Richard and Norma Pearson
Galerie Lelong
Joan and Alan Marsh
Cathy and Mark Maslan
David Power
Debbie Ball Simpson
Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann, III

Special Thanks
19 Below
A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service, Inc.
Craig Adcock
All Seasons Event Rental
André's Confiserie Suisse
Dálida Teresa Pupo Barrios
Verlin Boes
Boulevard Brewing Company
Chadwick Brooks and Ron Megee
Café Sebastienne
Christopher Ciesiel, The Campground
Cubanisms and Michael McClintok
Rico Dejoie
Design Ranch
James Printing
The Jennings Family 
Kevin and Ada Koch 
Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors – Kansas City
MAKE Digital Group
Rob Mayes, Manifesto
Studio Dan Meiners
Marshall Miller 
Andrew Olsen, Bluestem
Ron Portland 
Steven Quade 
David Roney 
Daniel Rechtfertig
Beau Williams, Julep Cocktail Club

Media Sponsors

Kansas City Spaces
Ink Magazine
The Phoenix Newsletter

Why Support Kemper Gala?

Your support ensures that Kansas City and the wider community have access to world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, education programs for children and learners of all ages, school tours and transportation cost reimbursement, opportunities to engage with artists, and more. As always, there is no admission charge to experience Kemper Museum, one of Kansas City’s only entirely free cultural institutions. We could not do it without you.

In a time when two-thirds of public school teachers believe that arts are being crowded out of the school day, the Museum has designed free programs to help supplement school programs. According to the Americans for the Arts’ Facts & Figures, Students with high arts participation and low socio-economic status are five times more likely to graduate from high school than their peers.

  • Kemper Museum contributes to the high quality of life of those who live and work in the Greater Kansas City area. There is never a charge to experience Kansas City’s contemporary art museum.
  • Kemper Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and an important part of the civic fabric of Kansas City.
  • The Permanent Collection has grown from 300 works of art to more than 1,400 and is now accessible online.
  • Each year nearly 100,000 people visit one or more of the three locations in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Nearly 5,000 schoolchildren tour annually, 20% utilize a generous transportation cost-reimbursement program.
  • Camp Kemper is a free spring break and summer art camp for children ages 6–11. 
  • ArtReach is a collaborative project with the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, offering free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities.
  • The No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative, introduced in 2014, inspires and mentors a diverse group of 13–15 year old students from across the Kansas City Metro Area in a free eight-week program at Kemper at the Crossroads.
  • Online and Social Media reach: 169,000 annual visits to the Kemper Museum website www.kemperart.org; 41,000+ follow Kemper Museum on Facebook; 16,800 follow the Museum on Twitter; 5,405 follow the Museum on Instagram.