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“The Board of Trustees of the Kansas City Museum Foundation along with the Kansas City Museum staff are deeply saddened by the death of our friend, Henry Bloch. Humble in spirit, he spoke loudly in making his City a better place, and it is for his having been here. His memory will be forever a blessing.” – Dr. Mary Davidson, Chair, Kansas City Museum Foundation

Funding for Stage I Construction of the Kansas City Museum restoration and renovation project is 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 has launched Making A Museum KC (#MakingAMuseumKC), 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.

Read the April 2018 news release and learn about the funders who are supporting #MakingAMuseumKC.

Read the April 2019 news release for a project and funding update on #MakingAMuseumKC!

The Honorary Chairs of #MakingAMuseumKC include:  Mr. Bill Dunn, Sr., Mr. Edward T. Matheny, Jr., and Mr. Henry Bloch, who have been close friends and colleagues in Kansas City for more than 40 years. They are WWII veterans, and they have been dedicated to arts, history, culture, education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Honorary Chairs, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Matheny, and Mr. Bloch will work with the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Museum Foundation to strategically develop #MakingAMuseumKC and guide its priorities.

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.

For more information about the Museum’s renovation project or #MakingAMuseumKC, please contact Anna Marie Tutera at anna.tutera@kcmo.org.

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Henry Bloch, Mr. Edward T. Matheny, Jr., and Mr. Bill Dunn, Sr. Photo by Jim Barcus.








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