Kemper Museum Operating Foundation dba Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64111-1821
Exterior view of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Gunnar Birkerts.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 753-5784
Fax 816- 753-5806
Mission Statement

Enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits, collects, and educates in a free and welcoming environment.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Sean O'Harrow
Board Chair Ms. Mary Kemper Wolf
Board Chair Company Affiliation Independent Filmmaker
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art remains free of cost for admission, educational programs, and parking thanks to the generosity of its supporters. Donations are welcome by mail, phone, on-line through the Museum website, or the Kemper Museum smartphone app. In-kind donations are appreciated. Please contact Don Schreiner, director of advancement, at 816-457-6128 to discuss your interests, sponsorship opportunities, and recognition opportunities.
Enthusiastic volunteers, including docents and interns, are vital to the Kemper Museum. The “Volunteer & Internships” page on the Museum’s website outlines a full range of options.

Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits, collects, and educates in a free and welcoming environment.

Background Statement

What began as the dream of Bebe and Crosby Kemper now stands as one of Kansas City’s most beloved cultural treasures. In the past 25 years, more than two million visitors have viewed the Museum’s 9 to 12 major annual solo and group exhibitions, and participated in educational outreach in a free and welcoming environment. Under the current leadership of the co-founders’ daughter, Board Chair Mary Kemper Wolf, the Trustees, Board of Directors, Executive Director Sean O'Harrow, and staff, the Museum presents the work of local, national, and international, emerging, mid-career, and established artists, and exhibitions curated from works in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. 

The Permanent Collection has grown to more than 1,400 works of art. A robust range of educational programming is offered for an audience from tots to teens to life-long learners. Admission, educational programming and parking are always free at both Museum locations. The Museum hosts temporary exhibitions, installations, film and video series, artist talks, panel discussions, workshops, musical performances and other creative programs.

The Museum attracts students, parents, and educators from the Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas public, private and charter schools as well as cultural visitors from locations as diverse as Raymore-Peculiar, Missouri, Great Falls, Montana, Los Angeles, California, Bentonville, Arkansas, Garden City, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Marysville, Missouri, etc., in addition to national, and international communities of cultural tourists and art-interested persons, families, children and those with special needs.

In 2019, the Museum welcomed nearly 77,306 visitors including over 5,756 school-aged children who visited for a docent-led tour. Transportation costs to and from the Museum for nearly 4,000 of these students were reimbursed through the Museum’s Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program.

Impact Statement

The Museum's Strategic Plan, which was approved and adopted in 2017, became fully operational in 2018. Key Plan accomplishments for 2019 include:

  • Identification and hiring of a new Executive Director
  • Hiring a full-time Director of Education
  • Hiring a full-time visitors services manager
  • Formation of a governance task force

In 2019, nearly 77,306 Kemper Museum visitors had the opportunity to learn something new and experience the wonder of the 19 varieties of exhibitions, adult, intergenerational and youth programs in this open and light-filled environment.  Participants included nearly 15,701 visitors who engaged in 811 Museum sessions and tours; of those, 5,756 were students who visited through the free docent-led school tour program. The Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program brought 3,913 students from 53 schools to and from the Museum at no charge; 39 of the 53 schools were classified as Title 1.

In November 2013, Mayor Sly James’s Task Force for the Arts published results of their study on “…how to forge a public strategy for taking Kansas City’s vibrant arts community to the next level of excellence.” The resulting publication, “KCMO Arts Convergence,” reported that when Kansas City residents were asked, “What do you want to be different in KCMO in 5 to 10 years,” 64% of respondents stated they wanted more arts education in schools. Kemper Museum’s always free education and outreach programs were accessed by 10,801 intergenerational and youth participants in 2019; the Museum continues to do its part to create learning opportunities for diverse youth and families of all abilities through their interaction with contemporary art.  

Needs Statement

Kemper Museum is open and free thanks to earned revenue sources including Café Sebastienne, 72 Special Events, the Museum Shop, and investment earnings which comprise 42%, or $2.15 million of the Museum's $5.05 million operating budget for 2019.  The remainder is generously covered by a $1.4 million gift from the Kemper Family Foundations, and $1.5 million from members, grants, the Kemper Gala and other philanthropic donors. 
 
Service Categories
Art Museums
Arts Education
Museums
Areas of Service
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MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mary Kemper Wolf: Since 1994, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has enjoyed the greatest privilege of bringing current and compelling visual art to Kansas City and presenting it, free to our regional audience. Our mission to nurture, challenge and inspire the community is as strong today as it was when my mother and father opened the doors of the Kemper Museum twenty years ago. My parents, Bebe and Crosby Kemper, harnessed their shared passion for art to create a very special museum.

The Kemper Museum has played an important role in my personal life – like that of a trusted mentor, inspiring me from age seventeen. I have been both challenged and moved by countless exhibitions and artists, singular works of art, lectures, programs, conversations, and of course the artful culinary creations plated at Café Sebastienne. I look forward to the amazing art and exploration that the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will share with our community for many years to come.
Programs
Description Special Exhibitions in 2019 celebrate artists who have shaped the Museum’s exhibiting and collecting history. Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFO’s (a space between a landscape and a bunch of flowers), the first of these, features textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, along with fabric, paint, dyes, and wallpaper. This exhibition typifies Apfelbaum’s creations as the essence of transformation, like the Museum’s history itself. The next exhibition, Lexicon, will present well-known works in the Permanent collection alongside never-before-seen acquisitions, and new works by artists whose exhibitions greatly impacted the Museum and to be added in three stages. The final exhibition of 2019, Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, involves a wide range of media, including use of collage and found objects, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work by Scottish-born, London-based Locke.
Program Budget $4,949,161.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Teen Arts Council is a youth program for 15 14-17 year-olds to participate as leaders in the local arts community by developing, managing, and promoting programs for teens. This twice-monthly, eight month program includes mentoring by Museum staff and promoting a special Teen night, an art exhibition staged from the Permanent Collection, a digital exhibition of local teen artwork available on the museum smartphone app, and a monthly Teen Studio Saturday session. Each teen received a $100 monthly stipend.
  • The exhibition, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon (1967-1999) was the first in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayon, who died at age thirty-two, and left behind a body of work of considerable importance for the history of contemporary printmaking. Tours were conducted in both English and Spanish.
  • Membership of 784 households in 2018 was an increase of 15% over 2016.
Long-Term Success Special exhibitions provide opportunities for thought-provoking learning experiences for children, and life-long learners. A February 2019 Brookings Institution report, "New evidence of the benefits of arts education," reveals arts participation is related to behaviors that "contribute to the health of a civil society such as increased civic engagement, and greater social tolerance." Findings particularly related to elementary schools show, "increases in arts learning positively and significantly affect students' school engagement, college aspirations, and their inclination to draw upon works of art as a means for empathizing with others." The study also concluded that students "were more likely to agree that school work is enjoyable, makes them think about things in new ways, and can enhance mutual respect for their teachers and peers."
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tallying attendance figures at all Museum programs.
  • Soliciting feedback from tour groups through evaluation forms.
  • Examining development activity, including timing and levels of donations as well as membership numbers.
  • Collecting visitor feedback as relayed by educators, partners from cultural and other organizations, docents, visitor service associates, Museum protection staff, and Museum Shop personnel.
  • The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.)
Examples of Program Success
  • Every visitor at the Kemper Museum locations is tallied by Museum Security Personnel. These attendance figures verify that attendance at the Kemper Museum remains strong at nearly 75,000 annual visitors.

  • Reviews of special exhibitions in publications including KC Studio Magazine, informality, Hyperallergic, and ArtPulse lend support to the success of the Museum-curated or organized exhibitions.
Description Permanent Collection Exhibitions are curated with an eye toward creating topical themes consistent with trends and conversations in the contemporary art world that highlight and explore new aspects of the Collection. The goal of the Permanent Collection is to advance the Museum’s national reputation as a leading contemporary art institution through relevant and thoughtful collection, preservation, and presentation of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Through the methodical and regular acquisition of works of art that have been on view in temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection offers a window into the history of the Museum exhibition program. Approximately 15 Permanent Collection annual exhibitions are planned for 2019.
Program Budget $4,949,161.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Works added to the Museum’s Permanent Collection:
  • Barbara Chase Riboud (b 1939 Philadelphia PA) Malcom X #13, 2008
  • Josef Albers, (1888-1976 Germany) Original Design for “Gemini Sculpture” 1972
  • Gilda Snowden, (1954-2014) Imaginary Landscape, 2006
  • Wayne Thiebaud, (b 1920) Dog 1966
  • Patty Carroll, (b 1946) Out of the Woods, 2004, from the series, Anonymous Women: Draped
  • Ron Adams, (b 1934) Blackburn, 2002
  • Robert Forbes, (b 1948) Rocket Blondes, 2003
  • Tom Huck, (b 1971) Mornin’, 2010, Nooner, 2010, Night-Nite, 2010, Goat Roper Rodeo, 2010, Gag Bags and Taco Girls, 2001
  • Luis Jiminéz, (1940-2006) Eagle and Snake II, 2008, Bullfight I and II (After Géricault), 2003
  • Alex Katz, (b 1927) Green Jacket, 1990
  • Jean Lowe, (b 1960), Mountain Landscape, 2005
  • Terry Dixon, (b 1969), Kintetic Abstraction No. 25, 2018
  • Michelangelo Lovelace, (b 1960) Trigger Happy, 1998
  • Jim Sajovic,) b 1943) Provisional Chaos, 7/27/16, 2016
Long-Term Success Exhibitions of works of art from the Museum's growing Permanent Collection shine light on local, national, and international emerging, mid-career, and established artists. These exhibitions represent an exceptional selection of art in diverse styles, traditions and media spanning nearly 100 years of artistic creation. provide opportunities for thought-provoking learning experiences for children, and life-long learners. Research has proven that exposure to art increases critical thinking, historical empathy, tolerance, appreciation of cultural institutions, and likelihood to visit again and share with others.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tallying attendance figures at all Museum programs
  • Soliciting feedback from tour groups through evaluation forms
  • Examining development activity, including timing and levels of donations as well as membership numbers
  • Collecting visitor feedback as relayed by educators, partners from cultural and other organizations, docents, visitor service associates, Museum protection staff, and Museum Shop personnel
  • The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectation" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Examples of Program Success
  • Every visitor at the Kemper Museum locations is tallied by Museum Security Personnel. These attendance figures verify that attendance at the Kemper Museum remains strong at nearly 75,000 annual visitors.

  • Reviews of special exhibitions in publications including KC Studio Magazine, and informality, Hyperallergic, and ArtPulse, lend support to the success of the Museum-curated or organized exhibitions.
Description Free educational programs for life-long learners introduce adult participants to the innovation of contemporary art and the inspiration of the artists who create it. Programs are designed to complement each exhibition and exhibition themes on view. Adult programs include the Visiting Artist Program, featuring artist talks and interactive workshops with exhibiting artists; a lecture series where experts share their perspectives on art-related topics to provide deeper understanding, films, music, dance and other performances, and a free, downloadable smartphone app. Visit the Museum’s website, www.kemperart.org for special twenty-fifth anniversary initiatives and the most up-to-date program listings.
Program Budget $4,949,161.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Adult educational programs offer deeper audience engagements by hosting approximately 12 to 15 artist lectures, panel discussions, performances, and workshops annually in conjunction with exhibitions. All adult programs are provided free of charge. The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Long-Term Success Kemper Museum's adult educational programs inspire creativity and expression in the lives of adults, and provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by offering a diverse range of programs. Artist talks for example, help audiences gain new perspectives and provide deeper understanding of the artist's life experiences which influence their work. Research shows that among the benefits of adult participation in arts education are a greater understanding of others, tolerance, and openness to collaboration. A 2019 Brookings Institution study affirms the impact that a substantial increase in arts education experiences has on students' academic, social and emotional outcomes including fewer disciplinary infractions, significant improvement in writing scores and an increase in compassion for others.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tallying attendance figures at all Museum programs
  • Soliciting feedback from tour groups through evaluation forms
  • Examining development activity, including timing and levels of donations as well as membership numbers
  • Collecting visitor feedback
The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
Examples of Program Success
  • MacArthur Genius Fellow Liza Lou’s work will be on view during the exhibition, Lexicon, and she will visit Kansas City and Kemper Museum for a special artist talk.

  • Hew Locke, lives and works in London in a wide range of subjects, imagery, and media, and will visit Kansas City and Kemper Museum for a special artist talk during his exhibition, Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, on view, September 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020.
Description Kemper Museum's Intergenerational programs provide free, safe, art-filled environments for families and to learn from and engage with living artists. Programs include The Learning Gallery, an informative, educational, activity minded space within the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery. It is a designated space where individually designed interactive educational activities are available for the duration of each exhibition with appropriate materials for all ages, an iPad/Kemper Museum app tour, videos, and a library. The Art(Full) Bag, found in the Learning Gallery, is filled with objects to support and create educational connections, and custom, hands-on projects with added content special to themes and ideas expressed in the exhibition. Other activities include the annual Kemper Block Party, a free summer evening of art, music, activities, great food and film; curator and docent-led tours, Scavenger Saturday, and workshops which vary with each exhibition.
Program Budget $4,949,161.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Based on attendance figures and participant (or parent) feedback, the Museum's intergenerational educational programs have enjoyed great success. The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Past program participants are invited to participate in surveys and share feedback. Evaluation feedback is considered when planning programming.
Long-Term Success
Evaluation of the success of the Museum’s educational programs, success includes:
  • Students whose experience motivates them to return to the Kemper Museum and other museums for inspiration and education
  • Students who receive new appreciation and understanding of modern and contemporary art
  • Enthusiastic funders who help to ensure continuation, refinement, and expansion of the program
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tallying attendance figures at all Museum programs
  • Soliciting feedback from tour groups through evaluation forms
  • Examining development activity, including timing and levels of donations as well as membership numbers
  • Collecting visitor feedback
The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
Examples of Program Success
A few positive comments showing appreciation of the Museum's intergenerational educational programs are noted below:
 
"One thing I love about this museum is there's always kids in here, and they're always making something. I just love this museum!"
 
"The community activities are awesome! The link with the library, reading to children, was awesome!"
 
"I thought the Block Party was a wonderful family event..."
Description
Over 3,600 visitors participated in the Museum’s 86 Youth education programs, and 268 Docent-led tours in 2018, with students from 102 area schools; of those, 67 schools benefited from the Museum’s Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program, Of those, 50 schools were classified as Title 1.
Other youth programs include Scavenger Saturday, Tots on Tuesday, Camp Kemper, Fine Art Friday, ArtReach, Educare, and workshops, including Music and Art Days, Art and Literature Days, Art in the Atrium Days, Homeschool Days, and Spanish language family day.
 
Teen Arts Council: A teen development program for 15 14 to 17-year-olds, who are paid a modest stipend to plan teen programming. They curated the exhibition, Flaw(less), on view August 2018 to February 2019 in the Museum’s Meeting Room Gallery. In addition, they developed the call for entries and curated the Flaw(less) digital-only exhibition on the Museum’s smartphone app.
Program Budget $4,949,161.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Based on attendance figures and participant (or parent) evaluation feedback, the Museum's educational programs for youth audiences have appreciated great success. The Museum's overall goal is to maintain quantitative results within the "very satisfied" and "exceeded expectations" range (a score of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Past program participants are invited to participate in surveys and share feedback. Evaluation feedback is considered when planning programming.
Long-Term Success
Research studies have proven that the benefits of art education include:
  • Students with a high participation in the arts and a low socio-economic status are five times more likely to stay in school.
  • Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate from college as peers with no arts education.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tallying attendance figures at all Museum programs.
  • Soliciting feedback from tour groups and educational program participants (or parents) through evaluation forms.
  • Museum staff regularly observe programs and provide constructive, instructive feedback to docents and educators.
Examples of Program Success
The Museum's docent-led school tour program is based on industry best practices and is one of the outreach curricula mainstays. In 2018, 102 schools and 4,358 students visited the museum and participated in a docent-led tour.
 
To help eliminate major budget barriers schools face today, the Museum provides funds to cover round-trip bus transportation costs to and from the Museum for any school that requests assistance. Of the 102 schools which participated in tours, 67 schools and 3,290 students took part in the Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program. Of those, 50 schools were classified as Title 1 schools with 2,820 students participating.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Sean O'Harrow
Term Start Feb 2019
Experience

O'Harrow comes to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art from the Honolulu Museum of Art, an AAM-accredited AAMD-member civic art museum, where he served as director since late 2016.  O'Harrow, who led the combined full - and part-time staff of approximately 300 museum professionals, includes organizational accomplishments such as restructuring to create more collaborative teamwork, and more efficient use of resources, and a reduction of inefficient expenditures while preserving staff levels and program quality; a greater emphasis on contemporary art exhibitions and programming with a focus on issues relevant to museum audiences; implementation of significant changes in financial management focused on capital expenditure, timeliness, and accuracy; long-range planning and budgeting; the release of $2.2 million in funding from the state of Hawaii`i Grants-in Aid program toward museum expansion; and raising more funds in a single year than in the museum's recent history, including the museum's largest cash give ever of $4 million. 

Prior to his tenure as director of the Honolulu Museum of Art, he was director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art and a member of the Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors. Before arriving at the University of Iowa, O'Harrow led the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa after serving as an Official Fellow of St. Catharine's College in the University of Cambridge. 
 
He received his AB from Harvard University and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, both in Art History. He has received numerous academic awards and grants, including from the Pulitzer and Ford foundations, in the United States, as well as the British Academy in the United Kingdom.  
 
Senior Staff
Title Director of Finance and Accounting
Experience/Biography Kathy Surber joined the Kemper Museum in January 2013. Previously, she served for three years as Director of Finance at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and as VP of Finance and Operations for C3 in Overland Park, KS. Surber brings over 20 years of experience in organizational financial management, and holds a BS degree in accounting from Avila University.
Title Director of Advancement
Experience/Biography Don Schreiner began work at the Kemper Museum in October of 2013. Schreiner was recently director of major gifts for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. He brings to the Museum a wealth of not-for-profit experience, including more than 20 years of fundraising at Powell Gardens, Catholic Charities, and the Unicorn Theatre. He holds an MPA from University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an art history degree from the University of Kansas. Schreiner is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE), and serves on the board of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Title Director of Curatorial Affairs
Experience/Biography ERIN DZIEDZIC, has been Director of Curatorial Affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art since 2013, after serving as Curator at Savannah College of Art and Design for six years. Dziedzic serves as a juror for national, regional, and local art competitions and grant-making agencies, and has written for both local and national publications. Dziedzic earned a BFA in art history from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an MA in art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She conceptualizes, plans and organizes 6-8 exhibitions annually and arranges accompanying adult programs for the Museum. This expanded role (merging Curating and Adult Programs) emphasizes Kemper Museum's commitment to reaching a wider audience with programs that underscore our relationship to living artists.
Title Director of Marketing and Communications
Experience/Biography Breeze Richardson began work at the Kemper Museum in November 2017. She guides the Museum’s communication strategy in print and online, managing media relations, and working to consistently articulate Kemper Museum’s brand and mission. From 2013-2017, she served as Director of Communications for the Kansas Board of Regents. Prior to 2013, she served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago). Breeze received her bachelor’s degree in economics and American Studies with an emphasis on community development (2002) from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in 2004 from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 32
Paid Part-Time Staff 80
Paid Contractors 4
Volunteers 145
Retention Rate 79%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 14
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 84
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 1
Other (Please Specify) 10 (2 or more races)
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 No
Collaborations
The Kemper Museum is honored to collaborate with these organizations through year-round initiatives:
  • The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
  • Alta Vista Middle School
  • American Jazz Museum
  • ART for Arthritis
  • The Barstow School
  • Blue Springs, Missouri School District
  • Boys Grow
  • The Bridge
  • Central Middle School
  • Charlotte Street Foundation
  • Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
  • Children’s Home Society of Missouri
  • Congress Middle School
  • Coterie Theatre
  • Creative Mornings
  • Cristo Rey Kansas City
  • Educare – Project Eagle
  • Gilda’s House
  • Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri
  • GUILDit
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
  • Homeschoolers of Kansas and Missouri
  • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
  • JC Harmon High School
  • JDRF
  • Kansas City Academy
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • Kansas City Ballet
  • Kansas City Public Library
  • Kansas City KS School District
  • Kansas City Young Audiences
  • Kids TLC
  • KKFI, Community Radio Station
  • Liberty High School
  • Lighton International Artists Exchange Program
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts
  • Pembroke Hill
  • Prep-KC
  • Rockhurst High School
  • Rockhurst University
  • St. Teresa’s Academy
  • Sumner Academy of Arts & Science
  • University Academy
  • University of Kansas Medical Center for Childhood Development
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • YMCA Children’s Campus
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
American Alliance of Museums2013
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Diner's Choice AwardOpenTable2019
Champions for HealthKC Healthy Kids2019
Best of WeddingsThe Knot2019
Hall of FameThe Knot2019
Kemper Gala Top Ten Events Honorable MentionThe Independent Magazine2018
Cafe Sebastienne Restaurant of the YearInternational Wine & Food Society2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Mary Wolf
Company Affiliation Independent Filmmaker
Term May 2013 to Jan 2050
Email mwolf@kemperart.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Consuelo CruzOffice of Culture and Creative Service, City of KCMO
Mr. Bill GautreauxCrestwood
Ms. Karen HollandCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Bebe Kemper HuntArtist/Community Volunteer
Mr. Alexander "Sandy" KemperC2FO
Mr. Mariner KemperUMB Bank
Ms. Mary Kemper WolfIndependent Filmmaker
Ms. Lindsay MajorArtist/Community Volunteer
Mr. L. Joshua SoslandSosland Publishing
Mr. Clyde WendelUMB Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Collections
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Projected Revenue $5,300,986
Projected Expenses $5,300,986
Endowment Value $2,559,667
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include 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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,454,040$2,426,407$4,693,196
Government Contributions$45,499$93,430$92,439
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$45,499$93,430$92,439
Individual Contributions--$0$0
--$0$0
$1,596,656$1,676,996$1,463,802
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$437,916($158,891)
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$432,494$355,471$422,867
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Other$55,234$20,799$12,338
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$0$3,969,316$3,668,389
Administration Expense$0$851,762$725,415
Fundraising Expense$0$286,359$355,990
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.830.981.37
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%78%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$21,131,045$21,025,303$21,196,511
Current Assets$9,210,954$8,797,629$8,655,590
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$393,013$261,856$336,646
Total Net Assets$20,738,032$20,763,447$20,859,865
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities23.4433.6025.71
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --R Crosby Kemper Jr. Trust, UMB Bank, N.A., Trustee $2,000,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --William T. Kemper Charitable Trust $1,400,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --BEBE & Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, N.A. Trustee $212,950
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Effective January 1, 2020, Kemper Museum Operating Foundation is now operating as a Public Charity. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Kemper Museum Operating Foundation dba Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Address 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 641111821
Primary Phone (816) 753-5784
Contact Email dschreiner@kemperart.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Sean O'Harrow
Board Chair Ms. Mary Kemper Wolf
Board Chair Company Affiliation Independent Filmmaker
Year of Incorporation 1995