Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64111-1874
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 472-4852
Mission Statement

To prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.

We can do this by:

  • Providing a rigorous education in art, design and the liberal arts that combines theory and creative application through facilitating aesthetic exploration and critical inquiry and reflection in an historical and contemporary context.
  • Nurturing the professional, intellectual and personal growth of our students through access to dedicated preeminent, professionally active faculty.
  • Preparing our graduates for thriving multifaceted careers by creating partnerships that serve and involve the public, encourage lifelong learning and promote student engagement with local, national and international communities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tony Jones CBE
Board Chair Mr. Pat McCown
Board Chair Company Affiliation McCown Gordon Construction LLC
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1885
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

To prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.

We can do this by:

  • Providing a rigorous education in art, design and the liberal arts that combines theory and creative application through facilitating aesthetic exploration and critical inquiry and reflection in an historical and contemporary context.
  • Nurturing the professional, intellectual and personal growth of our students through access to dedicated preeminent, professionally active faculty.
  • Preparing our graduates for thriving multifaceted careers by creating partnerships that serve and involve the public, encourage lifelong learning and promote student engagement with local, national and international communities.
Background Statement

As the city’s oldest arts organization, KCAI’s mission to provide a premier arts and design educational experience to students since 1885 has thrived. Our institution provides a bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree with majors in animation, art, history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, illustration, interactive arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and studio art with a creative writing emphasis. In addition, KCAI also awards certificate programs in social practice and Asian Studies under the B.F.A. degree program, and starting in the spring semester of 2018, a certificate in entrepreneurship in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business.

KCAI also values community involvement, and our dedication to educating youth and art enthusiasts continues through our various outreach programs. We host youth and adults at our School for Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS), free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace Gallery and the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, and the “Current Perspectives” free lecture program.

Impact Statement

Recent accomplishments:

  • KCAI has continued to build upon our desire to better serve the 21st-century student. We are achieving this goal by focusing on our recently approved Master Plan, led by Nerman Family President, Tony Jones CBE. Jones is guiding our KCAI community through facilitation of the freshman experience, landscaping, and the overall education curriculum.
  • Our freshman experience is a key factor in our Master Plan, and we aim to create a new 250-bed student living center and dining hall, as well as a new School of Foundation Year building at KCAI by 2020-2021. We want to set KCAI apart from other institutions, and give our parents and prospective students a platform to build a story. In addition, we have continued the restorations to our historic main administration building, Vanderslice Hall, with interior renovations and restorations of the south terrace. We finished our 2016-17 school year with additional successes regarding the Annual Fund and KCAI’s biggest event of the year, the biennial Art & Design Auction. Artist participation consisting of alumni, faculty, staff and friends, and event attendance at the Auction in June 2017 reached an all-time high resulting in a boost to KCAI student scholarships.
  • Lastly, the opening of our David T. Beals III Studios for Art & Technology wrapped up our most recent accomplishment from the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The Beals “FabLab” assisted in 434 “jobs” completions from our freshman to our seniors, as well as and faculty and staff. The Beals Studios have enhanced curriculum and department use by our Sculpture, Interactive Arts, Fiber, Ceramics, and Graphic Design disciplines.

 

Short-term goals:

  • Over the next fiscal year, we plan to move forward with the approved Master Plan. In addition, growing our endowed scholarship funds and student enrollment numbers remains a top priority. We have seen substantial growth with enrollment in the past year, and want to maintain the increases moving forward.

Needs Statement

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, nonprofit college. KCAI does not receive federal or state government funding, and tuition generates only 61 percent of the income necessary to underwrite our annual operating expenses. Therefore, the college relies on the generous support of corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals who believe in our mission as a leader in art and design education and higher learning. Financial support helps the college maintain its facilities and provide scholarships to deserving, gifted students.

Service Categories
Undergraduate Colleges
Arts Education
Adult Education
Areas of Service
National
MO
KS
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

It’s been an extraordinary year, but we have no plans to slow down. We must continue to deliver an outstanding and highly-relevant education by exceptional faculty members and dedicate our efforts to build state-of-the-art facilities for contemporary practice in art and design, media and technologies.

The “Great Gift” of $25 million in August 2015 gave us a pillow to dream on, imagining where we want to go as a college. It has given us confidence and financial security, and a way to make our dreams come true – very quickly. The donation was literally magnetic because it attracted other gifts, some quite large, for new buildings such as the stylish new David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology. The restoration of historic Vanderslice Hall and redesign of the college’s main entrance happened due to generosity above and beyond The Great Gift.

Among the college’s current priorities are scholarships to help students realize their educational objectives. More than 90 percent of students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid at KCAI.

The future looks extremely bright for KCAI, and I am pleased to play a role in the life of this very special institution.

Programs
Description

KCAI offers BFA degrees in 12 major areas of study: animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers two specialized certificates in social practice and Asian studies and starting in the spring semester of 2018, a certificate in entrepreneurship in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business. KCAI is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Higher Learning Commission.

Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

KCAI’s expected learning outcomes include the ability to:

 

  1. Apply critical thinking and integrate ideas from multiple approaches and perspectives.
  2. Effectively communicate and express ideas visually, orally, and in writing.
  3. Conduct independent inquiry and research through critical engagement with information sources.
  4. Apply creative thinking to problem solving.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of creativity, inner-directedness, and willingness to take risks.
  6. Demonstrate a level of global understanding necessary to be an informed citizen of the world.
  7. Demonstrate intellectual curiosity in the pursuit of lining an examined life.

 

Long-Term Success

KCAI’s approach to education is designed to produce creative problem-solvers who are agile thinkers able to transform their lives and those of others. Graduates of KCAI are expected to demonstrate a level of global understanding necessary to be informed citizens of the world and to exhibit a high level of creativity, inner-directedness, willingness to take risks, and intellectual curiosity.

 
Program Success Monitored By

To ensure our programs and services are meeting KCAI’s standards of excellence, the college employs several evaluative techniques. All academic and non-academic departments track their evaluation procedures through an Institutional Effectiveness Report, which is reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff members and then submitted to the cabinet and president for decisions related to budget and staffing requests. These reports help the college monitor department and program effectiveness and evaluate areas for improvement.

A survey taken by the entire student body every two years communicates broad patterns in student satisfaction. The survey results also assist faculty and staff in creating strategies and allocating budgetary resources for the continual improvement of student satisfaction. Individual student success is demonstrated through high grades and positive reviews from the faculty.

Examples of Program Success

The creation of the Hallmark Mentorship Program by our Nerman Family President, Tony Jones CBE, launched a creative way for our students to enhance their professional portfolio and presentation skills. The launch last spring helped 10 students partner with Hallmark mentors. The students from the previous academic year have either graduated or will continue with their mentor contact.

The program is designed to connect with students for artistic, professional, and emotional support with the Hallmark professionals and give overall assistance in their career path transition. In addition, the mentorship program hopes to further its expansion from solely graphic design students to additional majors within KCAI.

Description

The Kansas City Art Institute's School for Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) offers art and design classes for youths and adults, as well as specialized programs for high school students, art educators and professionals. Evening, weekend, summer and online courses for adults, youth provide a variety of options to meet any person’s schedule. All classes are held at our main campus location.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

While participating in a CPS class, both youth and adult students will learn to:

 

  1. Illustrate their point of view through visual art projects.
  2.  Improve their skills while working with newly introduced materials and artistic techniques.
  3. Analyze the elements and principles of design in historical works of art and in their own.
  4. Explain and defend their artistic choices.

 

Long-Term Success

CPS classes focus on skill development and creative thinking through exposure to a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts and design. The program during the last fiscal year noted that more exposure in the community and free classes were beneficial for the youth and high school demographic.

Program Success Monitored By

Our CPS department measures its effectiveness using surveys, and student and parent focus groups within the surrounding Kansas City area.

 

Examples of Program Success

CPS offered 102 free workshops to youth and high schools in the Kansas City area and holds partnerships with Mid-Continent Library, Westport Regional Business Association, Social Media Club KC, Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Art. The partnership allows KCAI to reach more community members and provide art instruction as well.

Description

Dedicated to artists, art and ideas since 1999, the Artspace serves the mission of the Kansas City Art Institute as a dynamic teaching museum, engaging students and introducing audiences to important contemporary art and artists. The Artspace’s vision is to contribute value and diversity to the artistic advancement of the city; to create meaningful collaborations that benefit regional artists and audiences; and to foster conversations and engagements that explore innovation, experimentation, knowledge, and create greater cultural understanding. The Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, acquired in 2015, provides an exciting opportunity for the college to be a part of the popular Crossroads Arts District. We envision programs that expand the academic curriculum by offering students a cooperative and cross-disciplinary learning environment. The site will also be the location for a new KCAI artist-in-residence program.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

The Artspace and Crossroads Gallery support the creation, presentation and appreciation of important contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, public art projects, educational programs, professional development opportunities, collection stewardship, and partnerships.

Long-Term Success

Through their programs, the Artspace/Crossroads Gallery strives to: promote the values of diversity, innovation, and experimentation; generate awareness of global artists, art, and ideas; and enhance and sustain a strong and vibrant regional arts ecology.

Program Success Monitored By

A successful project at the Artspace/Crossroads Gallery is one that is embraced by KCAI students and the Kansas City community. Attendance, audience interactions, requests for gallery talks, interest from peers and colleagues, critical reception of exhibitions, and visits to our website and resource collection help us gauge the success of our efforts.

Examples of Program Success

During the 2015-16 year, The Artspace gallery hosted an exhibition of nationally renowned artist, Simone Leigh, whose practice is an object-based exploration of black female subjectivity. This same year, Ms. Leigh went on to receive a Guggenheim award. The feedback from the exhibit and subject matter explored by Ms. Leigh led the Artspace to focus on bringing in additional national artists covering the topics of cultural, minorities, and refugees.

The exhibition Dawit L. Petros: The Stranger’s Notebook, on view at the Artspace in fall 2016, displayed a new body of work by Eritrean-born artist Dawit Petros that explored the timely topics of transnational migration and borders. The Artspace’s exhibition follows Petros’ solo-shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2014 and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. in 2013. 

CEO Comments

In the past year, we’ve made tremendous progress towards our goals. Thanks to the $25 million anonymous donation, fondly known as “The Great Gift,” we have begun to make our dreams come true. Wonderful support from many friends of the college added more than $9.4 million beyond The Great Gift. The platform is stable, and our college is thriving because of the investments we have made in its future.

The completion of the David T. Beals Studios for Art & Technology construction, the announcement of three endowed department chairs and president, our restoration of Vanderslice Hall, the redesigned Warwick Street entrance, strong operation fundraising, and the spotlight on our ceramics program and new Richard J. Stern Ceramics Building from NCECA members highlighted key points from our institution.

Indeed, this has been an incredible year. I am grateful to everyone who supports our vision to create a dynamic, nationally recognized program with state-of-the-art facilities, a terrific faculty, strong scholarships and financial aid, and a stable and solvent college on lovely grounds in beautiful Kansas City. Missouri is the “Show Me” state, and at KCAI we are showing that the Kansas City Art Institute will continue to thrive and play an important role in Kansas City’s future.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Tony Jones CBE
Term Start Dec 2014
Experience

The Nerman Family President Tony Jones CBE is an internationally known arts administrator, broadcaster, educator, exhibition curator and historian of art, architecture and design and a consultant on higher education and the arts. A citizen of both Britain and the United States, he was educated at Goldsmith’s College in London and the Newport College of Art in Wales as a sculptor, painter and art historian. He came to the United States for postgraduate study as a Fulbright Scholar. He was appointed president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986, serving in that capacity until 1991, when he took a position as director of the Royal College of Art in London. He returned to SAIC in 1996 and served as president until 2012, when he was named chancellor and president-emeritus. From 1996 to 2012 he also was co-CEO of the Corporation of the Art Institute of Chicago. Among other leadership appointments, he was chairman of the department of art and art history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and director of the Glasgow School of Art in the U.K.

Conferred the title Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2003, Jones holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, six honorary doctorates and an array of international honors. He was conferred the Austrian Knight’s Cross for services to education in Europe, elected an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects and received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Lawyers for the Arts, to mention only a few. He is a former two-term national chairman of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of which KCAI is a member. In 2011, an historic landmark building in downtown Chicago was named Jones Hall in his honor.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Jaqueline Chanda Ph. D.July 2011 - July 2014
Mr. Stephen Metzler July 2014 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title Vice President for Academic Affairs
Experience/Biography

Bambi Burgard joined KCAI in 2000 as assistant dean for academic affairs and director of the academic resource center. In 2006, she became associate vice president for student achievement; from 2008 to 2010 she served the college as interim vice president for enrollment management; in 2010 she was promoted to vice president for enrollment management and student achievement; and in 2012, she was named vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to KCAI, she worked in the student counseling center at University of Missouri-Kansas City and in private practice. Burgard earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Kansas.

Title Vice President for Advancement
Experience/Biography Nicolle Ratliff joined KCAI in 2012 from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, where she was development director. Before that, she was manager of individual giving at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with responsibility for the Nelson’s Friends of Art and Society of Fellows membership groups. A member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s 2011-2012 Centurions class, Ratliff was an ambassador for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, serving on that group’s executive committee from 2006-2010 and on the “1Yr2Go” planning committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, from which she graduated cum laude, and she studied art history in Florence, Italy, and Paris.
Title Vice President for Administration/CFO
Experience/Biography

Previously she served as executive vice president for administration and CFO at Saint Paul School of Theology in Overland Park, Kan., where she directed all finance, treasury and accounting functions, in addition to management of campus safety and security, physical plant, student housing and food services, human resources, information services, financial aid and cashier’s office.

Before joining Saint Paul, she served in both nonprofit and for-profit businesses as CFO and CEO. From 1986 to 2000 she was an owner and partner with Gottlieb Kalender + Snow of Leawood, Kan., a CPA firm serving small to medium-sized business in a variety of industries.

A Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has studied accounting and business administration on the graduate level. In July 2014, the Kansas City Business Journal named her CFO of the Year in the “small nonprofits” category. To read the Business Journal profile, visit http://bit.ly/15Ap5ZL.

Title Vice President for Enrollment Management
Experience/Biography

With 19 years of progressive experience in admissions and recruitment, Townsend most recently served as the Director of Admissions of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston. Prior to her work at SMFA, Karen held leadership positions at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Maine College of Art, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Townsend received her B.F.A. from Corcoran School of the Arts and Design | George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 156
Paid Part-Time Staff 98
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 60
Retention Rate 72%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

  • Art in the Loop
  • ArtsKC- Regional Arts Council
  • A. Zahner Company
  • A-Z Theatrical Supply
  • Capitol Federal Savings
  • Chadwick Brooks Productions
  • Charlotte Street Foundation
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • College Basketball Experience
  • Coterie Theatre
  • Hufft Projects
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)
  • John Michael Kohler Art Center
  • Kansas City School District
  • Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
  • Kansas City Photo Forum
  • Kansas City Repertory Theatre
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Lead Bank
  • Make48
  • Manica Architecture
  • Metropolitan Community College (MCC)
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Populous
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rose Brooks Center
  • Simpson College
  • St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum
  • State Fair Community College
  • Spaces Magazine
  • Spangler Graphics
  • Square One
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation2007
National Association of Schools of Art and Design - Accreditation2003
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Missouri Arts Award for arts educationState of Missouri2009
$250,000 Challenge GrantThe Windgate Charitable Foundation2015
$25,000,000 Gift from an anonymous donorGKCCF2015
Award Recipient The Santo Foundation 2015
$10,000,000 gift from an anonymous donor GKCCF2017
National Juried CompetitionSociety of Illustrators2017
Visual Artists Fellows Charlotte Street2017
“Students to Watch” Graphic Design USA2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Pat McCown
Company Affiliation McCown Gordon Construction LLC
Term Apr 2015 to June 2019
Email pmccown@mccowngordon.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Hugh Andrews Andrews McMeel Publishing
Mr. Robert A Bernstein Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc
Mr. R. Philip Bixby Kansas City Life Insurance Co.
Ms. Cathy Thompson Brents Freelance Graphic Designer and Artist
Ms. Faye Davis Community Volunteer
Mr. Thomas R. Dowling Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Ms. Kristin Goodman GoodLINES Design
Mr. Allan S Gray IICity of Lee's Summit
Mr. Howard Harris Eagle:xm
Mr. Tony Jones The Nerman Family President, Kansas City Art Institute
Ms. Nancy L Kemper Community Volunteer
Mr. Herb Kohn Bryan Cave LLP
Mr. Brad Kroh Summit Street Counseling
Ms. Barbara Marshall Community Volunteer
Mr. Pat McCown McCownGordon Construction
Mr. Daniel F. Musser Zimmer Real Estate Services
Mr. Joshua C. Rowland Lead Bank
Ms. Susan Seidler-Nerman Community Volunteer
Mr. Mark J Spencer Hallmark Cards, Inc
Ms. Tracie Tempel Peyton Lane, LLC
Mr. George Terbovich George Terbovich Designs
Mr. Jay Tomlinson Helix Architecture + Design
Mr. Frank Uryasz The National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc.
Ms. Kathy Walter-Mack Metropolitan Community College
Mr. Frank Wewers Retired, Community Volunteer
Ms. Pam Woodard Community Volunteer
Ms. Megan Wyeth Community Volunteer
Ms. Megan Wyeth Megan Wyeth Photography & Design
Mr. Julián Zugazagoitia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 15%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Student Affairs
Investment
Board Governance
CEO Comments


Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $19,221,198
Projected Expenses $19,221,198
Endowment Value $61,010,918
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$6,906,758$1,145,238$1,393,649
Government Contributions$1,464,023$1,554,515$1,603,603
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$1,464,023$1,554,515$1,603,603
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$23,980,132$25,929,269$27,947,800
Investment Income, Net of Losses($2,569,648)$947,397$1,068,357
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$347,128$208,822$309,468
Revenue In-Kind$13,344$8,789$76,938
Other$0$157,696$66,168
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$24,871,041$25,766,685$27,056,578
Administration Expense$4,211,617$4,603,989$4,710,786
Fundraising Expense$643,585$779,142$602,149
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.961.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%83%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%27%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$101,435,558$96,557,481$91,872,077
Current Assets$17,439,933$11,688,075$11,043,084
Long-Term Liabilities$1,853,316$1,846,286$4,106,561
Current Liabilities$12,434,058$12,621,460$13,043,279
Total Net Assets$87,148,184$82,089,735$74,722,237
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.400.930.85
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%4%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $325,000Anonymous $650,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $272,864Anonymous $100,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $114,275Anonymous $100,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose In 2015, KCAI embarked on a campus-wide master plan to update its facilities to better serve the 21st-century student.
Goal $10,000,000.00
Dates May 2015 to May 2020
Amount Raised to Date $11,500,000.00 as of July 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Kansas City Art Institute
Address 4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 641111874
Primary Phone (816) 472-4852
Contact Email info@kcai.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tony Jones CBE
Board Chair Mr. Pat McCown
Board Chair Company Affiliation McCown Gordon Construction LLC
Year of Incorporation 1885