Public funding for Stage I Corinthian Hall Construction was provided by GO KC Bonds, as approved by voters on April 4, 2017, and the Museum Mill Levy.

In addition, the Kansas City Museum Foundation is currently raising private funds through Making A Museum KC (#MakingAMuseumKC) to create the history- and humanities-based exhibitions for Corinthian Hall. #MakingAMuseumKC is an innovative fundraising initiative and capital campaign to raise awareness and private funds in support of the Kansas City Museum’s expansive restoration and renovation project.

The Kansas City Museum Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission 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.

To learn more about the Foundation and #MakingAMuseumKC, and to make a contribution, visit makingamuseumkc.org.

The Honorary Chairs of #MakingAMuseumKC include:  Mr. Bill Dunn, Sr., Mr. Edward T. Matheny, Jr., and Mr. Henry Bloch in memoriam.  These gentlemen were friends and colleagues in Kansas City for more than 40 years. WWII veterans, they have been dedicated to arts, history, culture, education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship in Kansas City.

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Henry Bloch (in memoriam), Mr. Edward T. Matheny, Jr., and Mr. Bill Dunn, Sr.

Adding to the #MakingAMuseumKC honorary leadership, the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks Department—which operates and manages the Kansas City Museum—has also enlisted the guidance and support of another legendary trio: Mrs. Anita Gorman, Mr. Ollie Gates, and Mr. Carl J. DiCapo to serve as Honorary Members. From 1986 to 1991, Mrs. Gorman, Mr. Gates, and Mr. DiCapo served together as Parks Commissioners. Collectively, they were responsible for the revitalization of Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Carl DiCapo, Mrs. Anita Gorman, and Mr. Ollie Gates.

For more information about #MakingAMuseumKC, please contact Anna Marie Tutera at anna.tutera@kcmo.org.