Plus: KC Rep’s next big project!




We couldn’t have done it without you! KC Rep saw an outpouring of community support when, in 2014, we announced a capital campaign to renovate our mainstage home at Spencer Theatre. When the initial $5 million campaign goal was met three months ahead of schedule, we set – and exceeded – a $500,000 stretch goal. Thanks to the leadership of Kansas City’s corporations and foundations and the overwhelming support of generous individuals like you, Spencer Theatre has been transformed into a state-of-the-art venue where KC Rep can continue to serve students, patrons, artists, and advocates.

The renovations that began during our 2014-15 50th anniversary season were completed in November 2015 just in time to welcome some of our most valued patrons: 450 middle and high school students thrilled to see a student matinee of A Christmas Carol! Those students tread fresh carpet, sat in newly upholstered seats, and reveled in state-of-the-art lighting and acoustic design. Other upgrades include improved ADA compliance, enhanced equipment for the theatre’s assisted listening system, 5,500 square feet of new lobby space, and – in response to popular demand – more restrooms! KC Rep is thrilled to welcome Kansas City audiences to a venue that befits our reputation as a leading institution of dramatic art, where their experience in our lobby and theatre match the quality of the outstanding performances onstage.

Thank you to the following contributors:

Total Raised $5,659,131


Trailblazers ($1,000,000+)

Hall Family Foundation

Benefactors ($250,000 – $999,999)

David Beals Charitable Trust – Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Donald J. Hall
Laura & David Hall
William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee

Sustainers ($100,000 – $249,999)

DeBruce Foundation
Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation
Ellen & Irv Hockaday
Linda & Topper Johntz
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Marion & Henry Bloch Family Foundation
Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank, Trustee
The Sosland Foundation
Stinson Leonard Street LLP (in-kind)
The Sunderland Foundation
Victor E. & Caroline E. Schutte Foundation Trust E – David W. Frantze and Bank of America, N.A., Trustees

Aficionados ($50,000 – $99,999)

Nancy P. & Robert W. Hatch
Bert & Sue Truckses

Champions ($25,000 – $49,999)

Kenneth & Ann Baum
Barkley (in-kind)
Centric Projects
Dimensional Innovations (in-kind)
Jill & Donald J. Hall, Jr.
Margi & Keith Pence
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
Sally & Robert West

Sponsors ($10,000 – $24,999)

Harvey S. Bodker
Kay & John Callison
Kevin Dunn
Laura Smith Muir & R. Andrew Muir
Vera B. Olson & James C. Olson
Dr. Linda H. Talbott

Supporters ($5,000 – $9,999)

Irv Belzer & Sue McCord-Belzer
Curt Crespino
Bob Firnhaber
Kathleen & Loye Henrikson, in memory of Evelyn M. Little
Jennifer & Jason Ingraham
William C. & Barbara Nelson
Jami & Fred Pryor
George & Lisa Shadid|
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

Fans ($1,500 – $4,999)

Mollie M. Alexander
Dick & Emily Ballentine
BlueScope Foundation
Mary Lou & Tom Brous
Courtney Goddard
Michael Henry & Terry Anderson
Carrie & Patrick Lenahan
Mike & Ruth Power
Frank & Helen Wewers

Friends ($1 – $1,499)

Marcia H. Bailey
Carol & Tom Banks
Diane & John Berkshire
Mark & Renee Bernhardt
Jarrett Bertoncin
Dick & Mary Loy Brown, in memory of Dr. Patricia McIlrath
Robert F. & Karen D. Brush
Ruth Cain
Peggy & Stan Chappell
James Coleman
Sally Firestone, in memory of C. Steven Metzler
Carolyn & David Fulk
Angela & John Gieras
Elizabeth Irwin Gordon
Rosalie Henry
Dr. & Mrs. Glenn R. Hodges
Ray Huffman
Nancy L. Kain
Deedee King
Marli Klumb
Bruce Lecure
Elizabeth Lesan
Patti McGill
Amy & John Owen
Dr. Deloras Pemberton
Connie & David Ross
Lisa & Charles Schellhorn
J. & Willard Snyder
Jonathan Terry
Nicholas Toren
Marcia Witt






























KC Rep is preparing to launch the public phase of its Creative Future Fund. This campaign will raise five million dollars which will be drawn down over the course of five years, enabling KC Rep to focus on sustainability and build our capacity to broaden our programmatic offerings and artistic operations. The success of the Creative Future Fund will empower KC Rep to expand our new works initiative, strengthen our youth education programs, and grow our audiences – and ensure our vitality for decades to come.

To learn more about the Creative Future Fund, contact Amanda Middaugh at or 816-235-1489.

Photo Credits: (L) Cast of Sunday in the Park with George; (M), Mandi Masden and Michael Benjamin Washington in Blueprints to Freedom; (R) An Iliad actor Kyle Hatley connects with a student during a post-show talkback.