Help Us Make A Museum

The Kansas City Museum Foundation has launched #MakingAMuseumKC, an innovative fundraising initiative to increase awareness, raise funding, and build community support for the Kansas City Museum's leading-edge historic restoration and renovation project that will create the premier museum of Kansas City's history and cultural heritage.


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About #MakingAMuseumKC

The Kansas City Museum Foundation has launched #MakingAMuseumKC, an innovative fundraising initiative to increase awareness, raise funding, and build community support for the Kansas City Museum's leading-edge historic restoration and renovation project that will create the premier museum of Kansas City's history and cultural heritage.

The multi-year renovation project for the Kansas City Museum is well underway with the Stage I Construction to begin in 2017. Stage I Construction includes the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) to include galleries for permanent and changing exhibitions, a museum café, a museum store, a meeting room and classroom, a theater, a re-interpreted soda fountain, an interactive space for recording and experiencing stories, and many other amenities. International Architects Atelier is the lead design firm, and JE Dunn Construction Co. is the construction manager.

Each phase of architectural design and each stage of construction will incrementally increase and improve exhibitions, collections, and program spaces as well as amenities. Each stage of construction will open to the public a new face of the Museum upon its completion. Current details about the architectural design and strategic planning can be found at kansascitymuseum.org.

#MakingAMuseumKC is led by the Kansas City Museum Foundation, the mission of which is 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.

Make a Contribution Today

Prior to the official launch of #MakingAMuseumKC, the Kansas City Museum Foundation is proud to announce pledge commitments in the amount of $1 million supporting Stage I Construction. This includes a pledged grant in the amount of $500,000 from the R.A. Long Foundation. In recognition of this contribution, the Grand Hall of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) will be named the R.A. Long Foundation Grand Hall.

Become an active participant in this effort and support the Kansas City Museum Foundation by making a restricted contribution to #MakingAMuseumKC. If you, your family foundation, or company is interested in major gift opportunities including legacy naming opportunities in Corinthian Hall, please contact Anna Marie Tutera at anna.tutera@kcmo.org. If you have a donor advised fund at the Kansas City Community Foundation, please contact them with your interest in supporting #MakingAMuseumKC.

You may also support fundraising efforts by becoming a Museum member today. Memberships support the ongoing educational activities of the Museum. Members enjoy special invitations to programs and events, Museum Store and restaurant discounts, and much more. Memberships are good for one year, beginning on the date when the membership is purchased.



Stay Involved

Follow #MakingAMuseumKC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In May 2017, this landing page will be transformed into a comprehensive website to showcase conceptual architectural renderings, images, videos, and stories that capture the future dynamic and vibrant visitor experience being planned for the new Kansas City Museum.

About The Foundation

The Kansas City Museum Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Through various fund development activities, the Foundation provides resources to support and promote Museum activities relating to the renovation project as well as collections, programs, exhibitions, and events.

Kansas City Museum Foundation Board of Directors 

  • Chair, Jean-Paul Chaurand*
  • Vice Chair, Dr. Mary Davidson
  • Treasurer, Kevin Pistilli
  • Secretary, Mary Jane Judy*
  • Shannon Cade*
  • Allen Dillingham*
  • Katrina Henke
  • David Mecklenburg*
  • *Parks Board Commissioner

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kansas City Museum Foundation is 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.