Ticket sales and income from our tours covers only a little over half of our annual operating costs. Foundations and agencies like the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council help with their support. But donations from individuals are the most important source of support.
Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated any time of the year to support our operations, and tickets. We more actively campaign for this fund at the end of the calendar year and our fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Sometime we'll have a special campaign need as in the recent $15,000 matching gift challenge for new donors and current donors to increase their giving.
Every year we give away tickets to children and families in needs through various outlets like Operation Breakthrough, school and preschool programs and the like. We also give tickets to other nonprofits for their own fundraising purposes if they have a direct connection to our organization and mission. Our local productions alone are seen by over 18,000 children each year from the greater Kansas City area.
Mid-America's only three-time award winner for excellence
by the Union Internationale de la Marionette-USA!
If you are a non-profit organization or school serving a majority of underserved students and would like tickets donated to our performances, contact our office at 816-756-3500.