Sponsor Event

Patron Level $1,500*
*Patron level includes two tickets to the Backers' Bash Pre-Party and early studio access.

For questions contact Angela Barr by phone or or email.

Buy Tickets

ArtPop Ticket $100

Spring Cocktail Attire

Complimentary parking available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary of Art or street parking. We recommend your favorite ride share.

Backers' Bash Pre-Party

May 4, 2023
5:30-7 p.m.

Patrons at the $1,500+ level will be invited to the exclusive Backers' Bash pre-party with early studio access and a curated experience with top notch food stations, premium cocktails, and more — you get two events in one night! 

Honorary Chairs 
Steve and Mary Anne McDowell
Event Chairs
Scott Heidmann and Ken Petti

Experience Committee
Ashley Personett
Chad Grossenkemper 
Jaclyn Dalbey (‘11 Animation) 
Judii Tran (‘17 Design) 
Taylor Gozia

Crimson Sponsors



Chartreuse Sponsors

Steve and Mary Anne McDowell

  • Sosland foundation
  • bnim

Cobalt Sponsors

J. Scott Francis and Susan Gordon, Francis Family Foundation

Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.

Todd and Emily Voth

Sue and Lewis Nerman

Pam and Gary Gradinger

Herb and Nancy Kohn

  • McCownGordon-logo_stacked
  • Lead TM
  • Square One Studio
  • Stinson
  • demdaco
  • bryan cave new
  • JE Dunn

Violet Sponsors

Rick and Betsey Solberg

Lynne and Peter W. Brown

Great Western Dining

Bill and Christy Gautreaux

Joan Horan

G. Kenneth and Ann Baum Philanthropic Fund


Robert and Phyliss Bernstein

Mary Lou and Tom Brous

Lisa Murray with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ann and Dan Musser

A.L. Huber

Magenta Sponsors

Bradley W. and Linda J. Nicholson

Hillary and Hunter Wolbach

Herman Weist and Lisa Miller


Barbara Koval Nelson

Ginny and Jonny Girson

T.J. and Jane Preuss


Cathy Bennett and Mike McGuire

Legacy Financial Strategies, LLC

Commerce Bank

Ellen and Jamie Copaken


Kristin Goodman and Marty Peterson

Howard and Michele Harris

Brian Kaufman

Holly Nielsen

Jay and Leslie Tomlinson

Helix Architecture

Brad and Ginny Epsten

Irene Bettinger

Bill and Peggy Lyons

UMB Financial Corporation

In-Kind Sonsors

  • mpress logo
  • Torch House
  • Mikes Spirits