2020 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 this support for the mission of Kemper Museum.



Kemper Family Foundations


Christy and Bill Gautreaux
Jack and Karen Holland
Bebe and Graham Hunt
Catherine Mead
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Bradley and Linda Nicholson Foundation


Murphy-Hoffman Company


Spencer Fane LLP


American Century Investments
Paul and Linda DeBruce
JE Dunn Construction Company
Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins
Lockton Companies
Virginia and James Moffett
UMB Financial Corporation
Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation


Melinda L. Beal
Tom and Susie Corbin
Ann and Gary Fish
Scott Francis and Susan Gordon
Dick & Sandy Jones, Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company
Lindsay and Lee Major 
McCownGordon Construction, LLC 
Palle and Dennis Rilinger
John and Marny Sherman
Jane and Josh Sosland
Ann and Frank Uryasz
Jane Voorhees
Mary and Gary Wolf
Matt and Bee Wood - Probiotic Holdings, LLC
Rosalie O'Reilly Wooten


Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City
Elizabeth and Majid Amirahmadi
Diane Botwin and Mike Vessels
Pete Browne and Julie Walker Browne
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Colliers International
Commerce Bank
Creative Planning Property & Casualty
Cushman & Wakefield
Emily and Wes Fehsenfeld
Theresa and Brad Freilich
John and Ellen Goheen
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein and Kim Klein Goldstein 
Cheryl and Robert Goodwillie
Pam and Gary Gradinger
Halls Kansas City
Anne N. Hickok
Linda and Topper Johntz
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Brad and Jane Kleindl
Linda and Bill Kornitzer
Sarah and Adam LaBoda
Scott C. Long, Attorney - Long & Robinson, LLC
Korb and Kristin Maxwell 
Jack Olsen
Kathy and Mike Rainen
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. 
Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan
Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann, III
Brian Williams


Irv Belzer and Sue McCord-Belzer
Charles and Virginia Clark
Terry and Peggy Dunn
Five Elms Capital
SuEllen Fried
Donald J. Hall
Jan Kyle Design and Dr. Wayne Hunthausen / Westwood Animal Hospital
Sue and Lewis Nerman
Fred and Jami Pryor
Clyde and Katie Wendel
Alice and Michael White
Brent and Jennifer Wilson
Patty and Tom Wood


André’s Confiserie Suisse, Desserts
Broadway Roasting Company & Cafe
MAKE Digital
MEDiAHEAD—Kat McDaniel, Invitation Printing
Ruby Jeans Juicery—Chris Goode
Studio Dan Meiners, Décor
Tom's Town Distillery 
VMLY&R, Design 
Walter & Ferris—Chadwick Brooks, Production and Entertainment





Why support the work of Kemper Museum?

Kemper Museum demonstrates how the art and artists of our time spark inspiration and deepen understanding of the world around us.

Your support ensures access to world-class exhibitions of contemporary art, educationprograms for all ages, school tours and transportation cost reimbursement, opportunities to engage with artists, and quality digital content available everywhere. 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!

Even today, as Kemper Museum is carefully making plans to reopen, an unprecedented and growing number of people are finding tangible resources provided as virtual experiences by the Museum, inspiring creativity, and impacting visitors of all ages, accessible from everywhere.

Over the past several months, staff have been building content for the Museum’s website and smartphone app, and have launched a series of engaging new social media campaigns to celebrate the artists and works in the Permanent Collection. New programs send free art materials to those who register, in conjunction with a virtual event to explore the thematic issues presented. One series called Virtual Playdates has been viewed more than 43,000 times!

  • 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 public charity, 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 accessible online.
  • Last year 77,306 people visited including 15,701 people who participated in 19 varieties of free educational programs numbering more than 800 sessions, including 3,913 students who benefitted from a generous transportation cost-reimbursement program.
  • Online and Social Media reach: more than 131,000 annual visits to kemperart.org; 48k+ follow Kemper Museum on Facebook; 20k+ follow the Museum on Twitter; 17k+ follow the Museum on Instagram.