2019 Gala Sponsors

Kemper Museum’s world-class exhibitions and education programs for all ages, all completely free of charge, would not be possible without the generous support of the Museum's Gala Sponsors, members, and other donors. Thank you for expressing your passion for the cultural vitality of our community through Kemper Museum.


The Big Dipper 

Kemper Family Foundations


Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Bradly and Linda Nicholson Foundation
The Sosland Family


Christy and Bill Gautreaux
Bebe and Graham Hunt


American Century Investments
Spencer Fane LLP
Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation


Design Ranch
Virginia Merrill
Virginia and James Moffett


Kenneth and Lisa Block
Tom and Susie Corbin
JE Dunn Construction Company
Katherine and Tyler Fox
Scott Francis and Susan Gordon
Norm Fretwell and Bev Haskins
James and Marilyn Hebenstreit
Karen and Jack Holland
Kansas City Chiefs / Hunt Family Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Lindsay and Lee Major
McCownGordon Construction, LLC
Russ and Tammy McElliott
Fred and Jami Pryor
Palle and Dennis Rilinger
UMB Financial Corporation
Ann and Frank Uryasz
Jane Voorhees
Weinberger Fine Art
Clyde and Katie Wendel
Mary and Gary Wolf
Rosalie O'Reilly Wooten


Atterbury Family Foundation
Botwin Commercial Development/Diane Botwin & Mike Vessels
Barry and Suzanne Cooper
Ellen and Jamie Copaken
Lucy and Fred Coulson
Creative Planning Property & Casualty
SuEllen Fried
John and Ellen Goheen
Pam and Gary Gradinger
Halls Kansas City
Tom and Denise Holcom
Christine and Sandy Kemper
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein and Kim Klein Goldstein
Dr. and Mrs. Brad Kleindl
Linda and Bill Kornitzer
Jan Kyle Design and Dr. Wayne Hunthausen/Westwood Animal Hospital
Sue and Lewis Nerman
Scott Smith
Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller
University of Central Missouri


Charles and Virginia Clark
Terry and Peggy Dunn
Donald J. Hall
Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr
Dr. Jan-Marie and Mr. Brad Kroh
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Reid Marsh
Peter and Wendy Newcomer
Truss - David Power

Special Thanks

André’s Confiserie Suisse, Desserts
Design Ranch—Ingred Siede, Invitation Artwork and Graphic Design
Café Sebastienne—Chef Rick Mullins, Cuisine
MAKE Digital Group, Social Media
Marquee Event Rentals
MEDiAHEAD—Kat McDaniel, Invitation Printing
Studio Dan Meiners, Décor
Ultra Pom, Linens
Walter & Ferris—Chadwick Brooks, Production and Entertainment

Media Sponsor


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, Kemper 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.
  • Over 8,000 school-aged youth tour annually, of those over 3,200 benefitted from a generous transportation cost-reimbursement program.
  • Camp Kemper is a free art camp taking place three times a year for children ages six to twelve. 
  • 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 on the autism spectrum and their family members.
  • The Kemper Teen Arts Council, introduced in 2018, is an arts-based youth development program for Kansas City-area teens.
  • Online and Social Media reach: more than 100,000 annual visits to kemperart.org; 49k+ follow Kemper Museum on Facebook; 20k+ follow the Museum on Twitter; 13k+ follow the Museum on Instagram.