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The Rabbit hOle is bringing together book lovers, literacy advocates, publishers, award- winning authors and illustrators, educators, artists, community partners, corporations, and leading philanthropists to create a new museum experience around literature, national in scope, that will transform Kansas City’s cultural and educational landscape. (14).gif








MAJOR DONORS special thanks to the following & our many other generous supporters!


Marny and John Sherman

The Sunderland Foundation

Jean & Tom McDonnell

The Kemper Family Foundations

Finley Family Fund
William T. Kemper Foundation

Haggerty Family Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Miller Hammond Charitable Fund

Edward F. Swinney Trust

The Sosland Foundation

The Hulston Family Foundation

Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation

Norma Boyer

Hughes Family Foundation

McDonnell Foundation

J.E. Dunn Construction

Bradley W. and Linda J. Nicholson

Ann and Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation

Jackie and Henry Massman

Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin

Wendy & Grant Burcham

MMKS McDowell Family Donor Advised Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

Constance Cooper Foundation

Diane & John Power

Abe and Anna Bograd Memorial Trust

Gould Charitable Foundation

Lisa and Charlie Schellhorn

MacMillan Publishing

Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts

The Andrews Family Foundation

Capitol Federal Foundation

Ginny & Brad Epsten

Harper Collins Publishers

Candice & Mark Uhlig

Victor E. & Caroline E. Schutte Foundation

M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation

R and C Charitable Foundation 

The Merriman Family

The Scott Family Foundation

Morgan Family Fund

Massman Foundation

Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

Terry and Linda Ward

Stanley H. Durwood Foundation

Jon Scieszka and Jeri Hansen

Annette & Larry Hancks

Chip and Cindy Luerding

Hayden Harman Foundation

The Curry Family Foundation

Francis Family Foundation

Kathleen And Tim Fendler

Kaye Summers and Danny Carpenter

Anne Bethune

Gattermeir Family Foundation

Joan Horan

Lance & Rania Anderson

Reisler Family Fund

Missouri Humanities Council

John Black & Darcy Howe

Larry and Trina Taft

Brian Selznick and David Serlin

Mary And Don Newton

Shumaker Family Foundation


The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Dav and Sayuri Pilkey

The H&R Block Foundation

Country Club Bank

Laurie Bomba and Andy Fromm

Cloud L. Cray Foundation

CommunityAmerica Foundation

Critchlow/McCormick Family Fund

Leslie & Forest Swyden

Bart & Joanie Bergman

Laura & Kevin Fitzpatrick

Marlys & Jeff Waters

Brownstone Family Foundation
Lindsey Patterson Smith and Matt Smith

J.B. Reynolds Foundation

Hall Family Foundation

The Rabbit hOle is supported by these and other generous contributors - like you!

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Christian Robinson (for The Rabbit hOle, 2018)

Publishing Partners


The Rabbit hOle is working directly with authors, estates, and publishers to realize its vision. Virtually every major publisher in the industry has endorsed the project. Award-winning authors and illustrators from around the world will visit The Rabbit hOle as collaborators, presenters, and mentors. 


"All the immediate delights of electronic culture, but all the wealth and value of literature."

- Daniel Handler


“Reading is an open door to abundance. The Rabbit hOle is a key to unlock it.”  

- Christian Robinson


"Who would want to go to an immersive interactive center, dedicated to a great literary art form?"

- Mac Barnett


"Do you believe in the importance of books and stories for ALL readers? If yes, turn your belief into action by supporting The Rabbit hOle."

- Linda Sue Park


"You can throw your money down a hole and have nothing to show for it. Or you can donate to The Rabbit hOle and create a brilliant universe within a child. Your choice."

- Jack Gantos


Stories give us hope, they tell us the truth, make us feel seen. The Rabbit hOle brings stories to life. 

- Kate DiCamillo


"I feel like this is an author/illustrator's dream come true." 

- Matt de la Peña


"We all must celebrate the creation of art and love and beauty and we must support places where hope can be maintained and disseminated. The Rabbit hOle is just such a place."

- Brian Selznick


Comunity Partners

As America’s Creative Crossroads, Kansas City is becoming a leader in the creative placemaking movement. Creative placemaking leverages public and private partnerships to create strong, healthy, and diverse communities through the arts.


The Rabbit hOle has this concept at its very core, as we forge collaborations with important community partners including the Kansas City Public Library, Coterie Theatre, Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Turn the Page KC, Lead to Read, and Operation Breakthrough, among others. The Rabbit hOle is already having an impact on the local economy by partnering with the City of North Kansas City and the Missouri Development Finance Board to secure $2 million in state tax credits for the project.

Corporate Support


We are exceedingly grateful for our generous community, especially those organizations who offer their ongoing support. These companies and civic institutions believe in The Rabbit hOle's mission. We invite you to support these community-minded companies. 

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