On the Historic Grounds of the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO 64123

The Derby Party 2020, A Gatsby Affair 
Saturday, September 5 
3:00 to 7:00 p.m *2:00 p.m. for Sponsors + VIP ticket holders 

The Derby Party 2020, A Gatsby Affair is a themed fundraiser hosted by the Kansas City Museum Foundation to benefit the Kansas City Museum.

Festivities on the historic east grounds will include: live music by Grand Marquis, southern food bites by Brown & Loe, and beverages with Kansas City distillery labels such as Union Horse Distilling Co. , J. Rieger & Co. + Kansas City Canning Co., Les Bourgeois Winery, Bourgmont Winery, Boulevard Brewing Company, Torn Label Brewing Company. Dessert by Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House, on-the-spot photo booth by Picwood, and yard games.

Enjoy seeing Kentucky Derby fashion, watch the race on the big screens courtesy of Party Trailers, and much more! Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions with special guest judges.

All funds raised at the 5th Annual Derby Party through sponsorships and ticket sales directly support the Kansas City Museum as staff and leadership work together with community to develop exhibitions, education and public programs for Corinthian Hall’s grand reopening in 2021.

Honorary Chairs:

Terry & Zulema Bassham

Host Committee:
Rosie Privitera Biondo, Chair
Anthony Arnold (in memory) 
Jeremy Bennett
Shomari Benton
Alexander Bergman
Sarah Carlew
Lisa Donnici
Donna Foulk
Jenny Gale
Marv Graff
Beth Hamilton
Carissa E. Healy
Yesenia LoScalzo
Jenny Mendez
Tom Mentzer
Savannah Northcraft
Tom Paolini
Jaclyn Steiner
Darcy Stewart

Thank You to Our Media + Radio Sponsors:

Purchase Tickets, here 

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Supporters

Loula Long’s Revelation Horse:

M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation


Katrina & Tom Henke Charitable Foundation 

Triple Crown:

 Zulema & Terry Bassham

Casey & Jaclyn Steiner

Jeweled Juleps:

Robert & Barbara Bloch 

Dillingham Family Foundation

Kevin & Janet Pistilli 


Design Ranch 

Horse Lovers:

Tom & Loretta Mentzer 

Southern Bites By:

Cocktail Partners: 

Beer Partners:

Wine Partners:

Official Hotel Partner:

Above Sponsors & Supporters as of June 18, 2020

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Programs Director, Paul Gutierrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or call at 816-513-0726.

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam The Derby Party 2020 celebrates a decade of opulence fashion!

Photographs by Jeff Evrard Photography and Styling + Clothing by April Madden + Donna Foulk

Shop these looks at April Madden Studio and Donna’s Dress Shop.