Saturday, September 4, 2021
3:00 to 7:00 PM *2:00 PM for Sponsors + VIP Tickets
Kansas City Museum Historic Grounds

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The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration is a themed fundraiser hosted by the Kansas City Museum Foundation to benefit the Kansas City Museum.

This year’s Derby Party coincides with the museum’s reopening. Enjoy being one of the first to experience the newly restored and renovated Corinthian Hall. Your ticket to Derby provides a *sneak peek* before we open to the public this fall.

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

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration celebrates a decade of opulent fashion! Best-dressed, Best-hat, and Best-face cover competitions with special guest judges.

Thank you to our Media + Radio Sponsors:
In Kansas City Magazine + 90.9 The Bridge

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Mark One Electric Company Inc.

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at or call at 816-513-0726.

All funds raised at the 5th Annual Derby Party directly support the museum’s programs, exhibitions, and experiences that build awareness of the City’s rich history and cultural heritage.

The health and wellness of our patrons, visitors, staff, and volunteers is always a top priority. As guidance and recommendations continue to change, our plans will be evaluated and updated.

Honorary Chairs:
Zulema & Terry Bassham + Lucy & Andy Rieger

2021 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
Emily Perkins
Jaclyn Steiner
Darcy Stewart

Thank You to Our Media + Radio Sponsors:

Thank You to Our 2021 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 

Heather G. Brant

Southern Bites By:

Exclusive Cocktail Partner: 

Beer Partners:

Wine Partners:

Official Hotel Partner:

Above Sponsors & Supporters as of June 19, 2021

If you have questions, please email Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming, Paul Gutierrez at or call at 816-513-0726.

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam The Derby Party 2021 will celebrate 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
Shop for your look at Donna’s Dress Shop and they will donated 50% of sales back to the Kansas City Museum!