SUPPORTERS MAKE IT POSSIBLE
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.
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
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Haggerty Family Foundation
Miller Hammond Charitable Fund
Edward F. Swinney Trust
The Sosland Foundation
The Hulston Family Foundation
Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation
Hughes Family Foundation
J.E. Dunn Construction
Ann and Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation
Bradley W. and Linda J. Nicholson
Jackie and Henry Massman
Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin
MMKS McDowell Family Donor Advised Fund
National Endowment for the Arts
Constance Cooper Foundation
Diane & John Power
Abe and Anna Bograd Memorial Trust
Capitol Federal Foundation
Gould Charitable Foundation
Lisa and Charlie Schellhorn
Morgan Family Fund
The Andrews Family Foundation
Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler
Terry and Linda Ward
Jon Scieszka and Jeri Hansen
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
Annette & Larry Hancks
Chip and Cindy Luerding
Chris and Don Alexander
Francis Family Foundation
Gattermeir Family Foundation
John Black & Darcy Howe
Kathleen And Tim Fendler
Lance & Rania Anderson
Larry and Trina Taft
Missouri Humanities Council
Reisler Family Fund
The Curry Family Foundation
The Rabbit hOle is supported by these and other generous contributors - like you!
Christian Robinson (for The Rabbit hOle, 2018)
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
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 partnerships 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.
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.