Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway
Kansas City MO 64108
Photo Credit: Tim Hursley
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 994-7223
Mission Statement

The vision of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.

The mission of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to provide these extraordinary experiences through:

ProgramShowcase a variety of high quality programs through resident companies and community partnerships, as well as national and international artists and productions.
 
Customer ServiceCreate devoted constituents and enhance the satisfaction for all who come into the venue by:
  • Providing a welcoming and accessible environment — from programs and parking to transactions and events.
  • Going the second mile to make the customer comfortable.
  • Exercising thorough and prompt follow-through and problem solving.
  • Serving each customer with dignity. 
EducationNurture love of the arts for present and future generations by: 
  • Promoting and developing creativity through programs, activities and live performances.
  • Facilitating a cultural environment.
  • Bridging gaps between the arts and the needs of individuals, families, organizations and communities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul Schofer
Board Chair Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The vision of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.

The mission of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to provide these extraordinary experiences through:

ProgramShowcase a variety of high quality programs through resident companies and community partnerships, as well as national and international artists and productions.
 
Customer ServiceCreate devoted constituents and enhance the satisfaction for all who come into the venue by:
  • Providing a welcoming and accessible environment — from programs and parking to transactions and events.
  • Going the second mile to make the customer comfortable.
  • Exercising thorough and prompt follow-through and problem solving.
  • Serving each customer with dignity. 
EducationNurture love of the arts for present and future generations by: 
  • Promoting and developing creativity through programs, activities and live performances.
  • Facilitating a cultural environment.
  • Bridging gaps between the arts and the needs of individuals, families, organizations and communities.
Background Statement

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a major center for music, opera, theater, and dance that opened on September 16, 2011. It is a 501 (c) 3 organization in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The 285,000-square-foot Kauffman Center includes two stand-alone performance halls: the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre that hosts opera, dance, plays, musicals and more, as well as the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall, a venue for a wide range of musical performances from chamber music to full orchestra, jazz and pop, lectures and recitals. Our mission is to enrich the lives of communities throughout the region, country and world by offering extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. We accomplish this through programs, customer service and education.

The Kauffman Center presents a wide range of entertainers and performances from around the world. It is the performance home for three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations—Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The Kauffman Center Presents series brings in performing artists at the top of their class, including Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett, Carol Burnette, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Legend, Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, The Chieftains, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. In addition, more than 35 arts organizations perform at the Kauffman Center each year, including the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Harriman-Jewell Series, Theater League and many more.

The Kauffman Center is also a popular venue for activities such as dinners, receptions, conferences, business meetings and more. In addition to the two performance halls, a number of event spaces, from the intimate to the grand, are available for rent and full-service catering is available from Bonterra Catering.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of thousands of individuals, businesses and foundations in the community, the Kauffman Center put completed its $366 million capital campaign in February 2013 and is now focused exclusively on current and future year operations and programming.

Impact Statement
  • In FY 2016, 291 performances were held, attended by 423,071 individuals. Of these performances, 37 were school matinees attended by 40,000 youth. More than half of the youth received small grants from the Kauffman Center's Open Doors Transportation Fund, supporting their ability to participate. Since opening in 2011, the Kauffman Center has been visited by more than 2.5 million people and 206,535 youth have attended student matinees.
  • Performances are offered by the Kauffman Center’s three resident companies (Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Kansas City Symphony), by the Kauffman Center Presents series and 50 other arts organizations. These numbers indicate broad engagement by arts organizations and significant support from the general public.
  • An ongoing goal of the Kauffman Center is to find effective and efficient ways to operate, to carefully manage expenses and increase earned income to support the mission. For the fifth year in a row the Kauffman Center ended its fiscal year without an operating deficit.
  • Other Kauffman Center goals in FY 2017 are to continue to fill the need for high quality performance space for local performing arts groups; to promote life-long enrichment and learning through the performing arts by developing opportunities that are diverse, multi-disciplinary and accessible to all ages, ethnic and cultural groups; to create and implement high quality arts experiences for adults as well as young people; to encourage the development of current and future audiences; and to attract business, conventions and tourism to the area.
Needs Statement
  • Open Doors Program: Even small donations make a difference in the lives of children and their families through a three-part arts education program: 1) The Open Doors Transportation Fund defrays school bus transportation costs; 2) The Open Doors Community Tickets Fund allows underserved children and their families to attend a live performance; and 3) the annual Future Stages Festival puts 600 youth performers from 25 arts organizations on Kauffman Center stages, attracting an audience of 6,000 each June.
  • Operational funding: The Kauffman Center raises approximately $2.6 million annually for operations (or approximately 32% of its annual budget) from charitable donations and sponsorships.
  • Support for the Volunteer Program: To keep operational costs low, the Kauffman Center manages a 500-person volunteer program. Expenses to recruit, train, schedule, manage, reward and support volunteers cost approximately $400,000 annually.
  • Endowment Funding: The Kauffman Center seeks to increase its endowment from $40 to $60 million, to provide a reliable source of annual operating funds. Contributions of cash, legacy gifts, life insurance and other planned gifts are welcomed.
  • Kauffman Center Presents: This series of programs complements and expands upon other offerings at the Kauffman Center. To keep ticket costs low, sponsors and underwriters are sought.
Service Categories
Performing Arts Centers
Areas of Service
MO
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
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IA
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The Kauffman Center is an organization with one overriding goal – to bring artists and audiences together. The soul of the Kauffman Center is a living tradition of great artists and extraordinary performances. It is a setting maximized for the special and shared needs of our local artists and their organizations. The Kauffman Center provides affordable access to stages and other facilities for performances, education and other activities.

A strong program of arts education, offered through the Open Doors Program, is integral to our mission. Kansas City can and must nurture and educate its own artists, and the Center is solidly committed to participating in this vital endeavor. This is a building for today and for the next generations to come.
Programs
Description

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is passionate about providing youth in our community opportunities to experience high quality performing arts.  We also strive to reach the broadest and most diverse audience possible. This includes being proactive in reaching out to underserved youth and their families through the Open Doors program which has three components: 

  1. Open Doors Transportation Fund that eliminates or defrays schools’ bus transportation costs to student matinees
  2. Open Doors Community Tickets Fund reduced or even free tickets to help local social service agencies, schools and home schools bring children and families to performances
  3. Spotlight on Youth, a focus on providing opportunities for youth performers, including hosting the annual the Future Stages Festival, a free annual event that puts 600 young people on stage from 25 youth performing groups, reaching an audience of 6,000 people.

Program Budget $365,000,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success In FY2017, 22,000 students will benefit from bus transportation reimbursements, 3,000 children and families will receive discounted or free tickets.  Approximately 600 young performers from 25 youth performing groups will participate in Future Stages Festival, attended by 6,000 people.
Long-Term Success Underserved young people and families will have the ability to experience live performances.
Program Success Monitored By Participation data is collected on each aspect of the Open Doors program is reported regularly to donors and other interested individuals.
Examples of Program Success

More than 200 schools from 22 school districts in the metropolitan area have received transportation funding, including many from the urban core and districts with increasing numbers of low-income students in their population.  In FY16, of the 39, 565 students who attended student matinees, 22,942 received Open Doors Transportation funding that allowed them to attend. In addition, 693 young people from 27 youth groups performed at Future Stages Festival attended by 5,000 people.

Since the Center opened, community tickets have been provided to 9,152 young people and their families. Testimony from a recent recipient serves to underscore the importance of this program:
 
"Thanks so much for the opportunity to attend the Mavis Staples Show. Those who attended were very glad they did and appreciates the opportunity to see her. You have truly been a supporter of the KCBC/KCGC and our Director, Mr. Ah'Lee, Board, Staff, and Parents as well as Choristers thank you and your organization."  Pinkie Mason, Kansas City Boys Choir and Kansas City Girls Choir.

 

Description

The Kauffman Center takes on the role of presenter by offering its signature Kauffman Center Presents series that brings to Kansas City artists and ensembles that represent the range and diversity of performing arts experiences in the 21st Century. Performers in this series are carefully selected to complement and expand upon other programming offered at the Center, both by our resident organizations, as well as other presenting organizations. Rounding out the series is the National Geographic Live! series that brings exceptional scientists, photographers and explorers to Kansas City to share their experiences with local audiences.

Program Budget $40,000,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success The Kauffman Center Presents series will offer at least 15 presentations in FY17.
Long-Term Success Audiences in Kansas City will have access to high quality performing arts experiences that promote life-long enrichment and learning; opportunities will be diverse, multidisciplinary and accessible to all ages, ethnic and cultural groups.
Program Success Monitored By Staff collect data and information on all Kauffman Center Presents programming, including artists, art discipline and attendance.  A survey is conducted after each Kauffman Center Presents program, gathering feedback on the performance as well as demographic data that helps to inform future programming.
Examples of Program Success

In FY16, 18 Kauffman Center Presents performances and presentations were offered, with approximately 24,000 people attending.  Artists included Patti LaBelle, Jay Leno, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mavis Staples and  Nick Lowe, Pink Martini and Culture Club.

More than 2 million visitors have attended an event at the Kauffman Center since 2011.  According to VisitKC president and CEO, "The Center has helped to draw national and international visitors to Kansas City through its world-class performances. The Center has also assisted in attracting conventions to our city. It has elevated our skyline, the arts and culture scene and the Crossroads Arts District.  The vibrancy of our arts and cultural community is one of the top 10 reasons more than 24 million people visit Kansas City each year."

Description

Supporting the work of the three resident companies (Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Kansas City Symphony) is a major role of the Kauffman Center. This includes back-of-house technical support, managing the patron experience front-of-house, coordinating marketing efforts and managing a box office consortium for ticketing. The Kauffman Center also raises funds to underwrite the cost of resident company performances so that they can offer affordable arts experiences to patrons.  Their success and financial health are critically linked to the overall stability of the Kauffman Center in these important ways: 

  1. The resident companies receive first choice of performance dates
  2. The total annual rent expense for each resident company is less than half of the going market rate
  3. Resident company performances comprise approximately 67% of the Center’s performance calendar but the rental fees they pay represent only about 10% of the Center’s total revenue. 
Program Budget $14,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Resident companies are able to schedule and deliver full seasons to audiences.
Long-Term Success Resident company success is supported by an expertly run, technologically excellent performing space that provides staffing and resources that support artistic excellence at every turn.
Program Success Monitored By Monthly meetings with resident companies provides a venue to discuss common issues and concerns.  Close working relationships by team members at every level (from box office to executives) monitor relationships constantly.
Examples of Program Success From a 2016 Kansas City Star article:  "Jeffrey J. Bentley, executive director of the Kansas City Ballet, said that the last five years have been a boon not just for his company, but the Kauffman's other two resident artist groups, the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Symphony.  'Our ticket revenue has moved from $1.5 million to over $4 million a year in single-ticket sales,' Bentley said. 'It's made us much more competitive on the international scale in terms of drawing talented dancers, talented ballet masters and choreographers into the city.'  Frank Byrne, executive director of the Symphony also said the venue has lived up to its promise. 'When we moved in we had a mountain of hopes and dreams on how it work work out and I can honestly say it has exceeded our expectations.'"
Description

In addition to the resident companies, 50 other arts organizations have rented the center to showcase their own arts programming over the past five years This includes groups such as Theater League, Harriman-Jewell series, Friends of Chamber Music, Kansas City Chorale and Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, plus new ones every year. The Kauffman Center's roles include determining the arts organizations’ needs (such as ticketing marketing and related event support), providing back-of-house technical support and managing the patron experience front-of-house. 

 

Program Budget $100,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served US, ,
Short-Term Success The Kauffman Center benefits from increased facility use (and building rental income).  The renting organizations benefit from the excellent performance space and ability to present their arts in a state-of-the-art facility.
Long-Term Success Organizations that rent the facility will have a positive experience at the Kauffman Center and indicate that the services they receive have helped them to present their art well and build new audiences.
Program Success Monitored By Regular meetings with renting organizations provide a venue to discuss common issues and concerns.  Close working relationships by team members at every level (from box office to executives) monitor relationships constantly.
Examples of Program Success

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance performs three concerts per year at the Kauffman Center, saying "Only at the Kauffman Center does the Conservatory have the ability to perform full orchestral and choral works. The outstanding acoustics of Helzberg Hall allow our excellent students and faculty to be showcased at their best, and positions the Conservatory with the finest professional arts organizations in the city and nation. No other hall in Kansas City can give our students this kind of experience."  Each year approximately 500 UMKC students have the chance to perform on the Kauffman Center's technically excellent stages, having a professional level experience, before audiences as large as 1,400 people.


Description

The Kauffman Center’s 550-member volunteer team provides critical services for the organization. Volunteers work 4-6 hour shifts as ushers, ticket-scanners, information-providers and coat-check workers at performances, ensuring a high quality patron experience. There are an average of 1,200 volunteer usher shifts per month. Volunteers also work as greeters during open hours and perform administrative functions in Center offices.  Trained tour guides offer public tours for visitors that are scheduled when the facility is not being used for a performance.  A full-time volunteer manager supervises this program.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Funding
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Each year 500 volunteers will be "active," meaning that they volunteer an average of once a month.  Patron Services needs for hired crowd systems staffing will remain steady or decrease (a goal of 85% of monthly shifts are filled by volunteers instead of paid, part-time employees).
Long-Term Success Front-of-house activities such as ushering, greeting, ticket taking and coat check will be provided primarily by volunteers (goal = 85% of shifts are filled by volunteers annually).  Volunteers will be friendly, proactive representatives for the Kauffman Center and put a warm, friendly face on the patron experience.
Program Success Monitored By The Patron Services team collects data on the volunteer program, including names, addresses, work preferences, hours worked as well as attendance.  Budgeting for part-time crowd systems staff is monitored closely. Any increase can indicate a decline in volunteer hours and a need to redouble efforts to build the volunteer team.
Examples of Program Success In FY16, volunteers logged 44,000 hours of service, an equivalent value of $1 million, using formulas provided by the Independent Sector.  There were 550 active volunteers (meaning that they had worked at least one shift during the past six months).  Surveys conducted of patrons indicates high satisfaction with the visitor experience, in large part due to the support provided by volunteer ushers and greeters.
CEO Comments

 The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is both an iconic structure and a key component of Kansas City's exceptional $4.5 billion urban renaissance. However, it is much more than a building. The Kauffman Center fills a documented need for high quality performance space for local performing arts groups. The venue nurtures, cultivates and supports performing artists and the creative process through its state-of-the-art facility, providing an artist experience that is on par with that of major performing arts centers around the world. The existence of the Kauffman Center has already played a role in elevating the quality and expanding the arts offerings offered by long-standing, local arts groups. The Kauffman Center promotes life-long enrichment and learning through the arts by developing opportunities that are diverse, multi-disciplinary and accessible to all ages, ethnic and cultural groups, through projects with performing artists, arts institutions and other organizations. A vibrant performing arts center encourages the development of current and future audiences and patrons. The Kauffman Center builds audiences for a wide range of arts and culture organizations in Kansas City and the Midwest, increases earned revenue and private contributions for regional arts and plays a role in attracting business, conventions and tourism to the area.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Paul Schofer
Term Start June 2014
Experience

Paul Schofer was named President & CEO in June 2014. Mr. Schofer moved to Kauffman Center from Learfield Communications, where he served on its executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief financial officer. While at Learfield Communications, Schofer helped provide strategic direction and leadership for the organization’s primary business of providing multi-media marketing services to more than fifty of the nation’s top Division I athletic programs. Prior to his tenure at Learfield, Schofer worked at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, providing financial oversight for more than $2 billion in assets as its CFO from 2004 to 2007. Schofer is a Missouri native and received his undergraduate and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia. In addition, Schofer has been deeply involved in the Kansas City area community, serving as vice president of the board for The Children’s Place, completing the Centurions Leadership Development program, and serving on the board of directors for Powell Gardens.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Jane Chu July 2006 - June
Senior Staff
Title Vice President of Operations
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 32
Paid Part-Time Staff 24
Volunteers 550
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 93%
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 Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
The Kauffman Center is the performance home to three resident companies: the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Focused collaboration takes place to ensure the Center achieves its goal to support the operations, performances and growth of these key arts organizations. During FY2016, 35 additional arts organizations and presenters rented space and offered arts programming at the Center, requiring equally close collaboration and interactions. These include the Harriman-Jewell Series, Theater League, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Kansas City Young Audiences and the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and others.  We also partner closely with the ArtsKC on issues such as audience development and strategies to engage a wide range of arts institutions in the Kauffman Center's work.  
 
Each June the Kauffman Center presents Future Stages Festival, a one-day event that turns a spotlight on youth performances and family-friendly programming as it supports the growth and development of future artists, with a focus on those aged 4-18. Each year 500-600 youth from 25 performing arts organizations perform on three stages. In addition, more than 10 local arts organizations offer interactive visual and performing arts experiences throughout the lobbies to engage all visitors in creative expression.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
One of 15 Most Spectacular Concert Halls in the WorldEmporis (Hamburg, Germany-based building data company)2014
24 Design Spots to Visit in the USTime Magaine2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Management of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts focuses on aligning all of its actions with the vision for the Center. We operate with clear objectives in mind to help us serve the community well. Internally, we behave with values, integrity and respect. Because we operate by hiring people with knowledge and information, who at the same time continue to be life-long-learners, we believe we can be both high-performing and always improving.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman
Company Affiliation Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Honorable Peggy J. Dunn City of Leawood
Mr. Ken Dworak Land Capital Corporation
Mrs. Shirley Bush Helzberg Community Volunteer
Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Mrs. Jan Kreamer Community Volunteer
Mr. David C. Lady Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Mr. Louis Smith Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 38%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO Comments Management of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts focuses on aligning all of its actions with the vision for the Center. We operate with clear objectives in mind to help us serve the community well. Internally, we behave with values that include integrity and respect for others. Because we operate by hiring people with knowledge and information, who at the same time continue to be life-long-learners, we believe that the organization can be both high-performing and continually improving.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $9,597,820
Projected Expenses $9,597,820
Endowment Value $38,479,708
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage 0
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013: 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$8,458,699$8,603,158$16,407,180
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions--$0$0
$0$0$0
$4,558,280$4,706,210$2,116,756
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,349,938$7,582,049$3,710,880
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$367,591$6,398,927$14,546,937
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$18,886,219$19,473,910$19,838,205
Administration Expense$1,913,782$3,233,521$2,557,804
Fundraising Expense$649,351$864,173$358,147
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.731.161.62
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%83%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%10%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$448,795,869$455,088,384$461,105,311
Current Assets$86,816,121$70,817,736$4,588,328
Long-Term Liabilities$18,308$0$115,520,518
Current Liabilities$114,033,989$111,454,280$833,358
Total Net Assets$334,743,572$343,634,104$344,751,435
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.760.645.51
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%25%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has implemented an appropriate and comprehensive structure for governance. Members of the Board of Directors are fully committed to the Center and engaged with management regularly and effectively.  Our Finance and Investment Committees are comprised of professional experienced in investment management and accounting.  Our Development Committee supports our fund-raising efforts.   Our staff and volunteers professionally and seriously steward donor contributions. We are grateful for our donors' generous support as well as the confidence their investment in the Center implies.

Organization Name Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Address 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 994-7223
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul Schofer
Board Chair Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center