In 2024 Historic Kansas City celebrates its 50th anniversary. From its foundation in 1974, protecting historic places has always been the core mission of Historic Kansas City. Saving and reinvigorating our built heritage is a value in itself, but our advocacy is also founded on very pragmatic grounds. Historic preservation has a positive impact on the revitalization of neighborhoods, on tourism, and on tax revenue generation — critical benefits that help build and sustain a robust local economy and contribute to high quality of life. 

Historic Kansas City is pleased to provide sponsorship opportunities to community partners who are passionate about our mission to advocate, identify and preserve the historic legacy of our community. HKC protects, promotes, and preserves greater Kansas City’s historic places. Through advocacy and education, we bring people and organizations together to influence the future of KC’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. 

 

It benefits to partner with Historic Kansas City!

HKC is the only local non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks in Kansas City as well as educate the community about the importance of historic preservation.  Whether it is to provide opportunities to reach a high-quality audience or support economic growth or to protect tangible history, we know our events and outreach initiatives provide an atmosphere that is unmatched in their ability to bring together like-minded companies and individuals who have an interest in making historic preservation economically viable. As the design and construction industry continues to evolve and grow, relationships are increasingly important. HKC’s annual sponsorship program is specifically focused on supporting the development of strategic connections between our members, followers, and sponsors.

FIVE reasons why YOU should be a business sponsor:

  • Give more and get more every month! As an HKC Annual Sponsor, your firm will gain multiple exclusive opportunities to reach HKC members, followers, firms, and allied professionals while demonstrating your commitment to promoting a high-quality built environment.

  • Exposure: Each year, HKC promotes outreach initiatives and networking events which offer unique opportunities to highlight your business directly to the local preservation community and to other participating industry leaders.

  • Positioning: Support the program areas that matter most to your business while positioning your company as a leader and trusted information source. These are excellent opportunities to differentiate your firm from your competition by aligning your business mission and goals with ours.

  • Relationship-Building: Use this opportunity to build long-term relationships that count. Develop the key relationships needed for your company/firm to maximize its potential in an ever-more competitive industry.

  • Deductible Business Expense: HKC is a 501-c- 3 organization. All or part of your sponsorship may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution for state or federal tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor.

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM OFFERINGS

HKC’s annual sponsorship program offers a range of sponsorship opportunities at many price points to give you direct marketing and visibility benefits for 12 months.

Our offerings range from social media to events, videos, webinars, email, and more; providing significant online exposure across our platforms with an annual reach of 356,900. 

Signing up for a sponsorship is easy. Select one of the sponsorship levels below and click “Sign Up Here”. In the window that appears, select the corresponding sponsorship level.

SIGN UP HERE

To download a PDF of program details click HERE. For more information email  lbriscoe@historickansascity.org.

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP – $500 | Partnering with HKC

  • Company logo, blurb, and hyperlink on the HKC Website SPONSOR page for one year.
  • Event E-Programs (3) – logo recognition corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Preservation Awards nomination fee waived.
  • Access to free member-exclusive events and discounts on special events. (2 tickets)

BRONZE – $1,000 | Enhance your company’s image by partnering with HKC  members

  • Logo with link to your website displayed in four Gazette quarterly e-newsletter (3,500 contacts)
  • Company logo, text, and hyperlink on the HKC Website SPONSOR page for one year.
  • Logo placement in pre-event loop slideshow corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Pre-events (3) social media mention with tag in sponsor group post (356,900 annual reach)
  • Event E-Programs (3) – ad – blurb and logo corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Preservation Awards nomination fee waived.
  • Access to free member-exclusive events and discounts on special events. (4 tickets)

SILVER – $2,500 | Increase opportunities for exposure within the preservation community

  • Logo and hyperlink on ALL HKC Event and Promotional electronic correspondence for one year.
  • Company logo, text, and hyperlink on the HKC Sponsor page and individual event pages for one year. [Preservation Awards, Annual Meeting, Historic Preservation Month]
  • Logo with link to your website displayed in four Gazette quarterly e-newsletter plus 2 special issues. (3,500 contacts)
  • Pre-events (3) social media 1 mention with tag in dedicated post (356,900 annual reach)
  • Logo placement at beginning and end of main storytelling video with verbal recognition to air during event promo.* (This video will have an expanded reach through social media boosts and )
  • Logo placement in pre-event loop slideshow corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Event E-Programs (3) – 1/2 page ad – blurb and logo corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Preservation Awards nomination fee waived.
  • Access to free member-exclusive events and discounts on special events. (6 tickets)

GOLD – $3,500 | Achieve meaningful exposure within the preservation community

  • An invitation to present ONE LIVE web seminar.
  • Logo and hyperlink on ALL HKC Event, Promotional, and Most Endangered Places electronic correspondence for one year.
  • Company logo, text, and hyperlink on the HKC Awards page, Sponsor page, and individual event pages for one year. [Preservation Awards, Annual Meeting, Historic Preservation Month]
  • Logo with link to your website displayed in four Gazette quarterly e-newsletter plus 2 special issues and featured author of one issue. (3,500 contacts)
  • Pre-events (3) social media – 2 mentions with tag, logo or photo, and web link in dedicated post (356,900 annual reach)
  • Logo placement at beginning and end of main storytelling video with verbal recognition to air during event promo.* (This video will have an expanded reach through social media boosts and )
  • Logo placement in pre-event loop slideshow corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Event E-Programs (3) – 1-page spread – profile and logo corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Preservation Awards nomination fee waived.
  • Access to free member-exclusive events and discounts on special events. (8 tickets)

DIAMOND – $5,000 | Achieve significant exposure and interaction within the preservation community

  • Priority status to present TWO LIVE webinars. (Diamond Partners will receive list of registrants for both live and on-demand webinars.)
  • Logo and hyperlink on ALL HKC electronic correspondence for one year.
  • Company logo, narrative, and hyperlink on the HKC Website Page Sidebar, Awards page, Sponsor page, and individual event pages for one year. [Preservation Awards, Annual Meeting, Historic Preservation Month]
  • Logo with link to your website displayed in four Gazette quarterly e-newsletters, and featured Sponsor/author of 2 special issues. (3,500 contacts)
  • Pre-events (3) social media – 2 mentions with tag, logo or photo, and web link in a dedicated post. (356,900 annual reach)
  • Logo placement at beginning and end of main storytelling video with verbal recognition to air during event promo. (This video will have an expanded reach through social media boosts and )
  • Logo placement in pre-event loop slideshow corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Event E-Programs (3) – 2-page spread – profile and logo corresponding with sponsorship level.
  • Preservation Awards nomination fee waived.
  • Access to free member-exclusive events and discounts on special events. (10 tickets)

HKC Corporate SPONSORS

(Inclusion in this directory does not represent an endorsement of a contractor, business, supplier, or craftsperson by Historic Kansas City. The businesses listed are current Historic Kansas City Business Members.)

Historic Kansas City receives annual program support from the donors listed below. We thank them! Without their ongoing support, we would not be able to continue our important advocacy, education, and preservation work.

MEET OUR SPONSORS

Passionately committed to historic presevation, for our generation and most importantly the generations to come.

Strata Architecture + Preservation – Diamond Sponsor

STRATA Architecture Inc. is a woman owned, small business with extensive experience in historic restoration and renovation, adaptive reuse, new construction, and planning in both residential and commercial construction. Representing over 30+ years of architectural experience, our firm specializes in existing buildings and sites, adaptive reuse, smart growth and new construction within a historic context.  With a special emphasis on contextual suitability, our design approach responds to the unique challenges of each project with the goal of both satisfying the client and developing sound and appropriate architectural solutions. Each solution is tailored to fit the opportunities and constraints of the individual project’s design, budget, and schedule – an approach that has resulted in a noteworthy history of implemented on-time and on-budget projects for the firm.   STRATA Architecture Inc. represents a commitment to the field of historic preservation and renovation, exemplified by their dedication to historic buildings. The firm is headquartered in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, within a 1960s Mid-Century Modern building.

Heavy Constructors – Diamond Sponsor

Since 1950, the Heavy Constructors Association of the Greater Kansas City Area has been the advocate for public works in both Kansas and Missouri. The HCA remains committed to delivering needed improvements to Kansas City’s highways, roads, bridges, airports, rivers, sanitary water and storm water systems. Our quality of life as we know it depends on these facilities which we use each and every day. WE BUILD THE BIG STUFF! The Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City is a highway-heavy utility chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Rosin Preservation – Silver Sponsor

Rosin Preservation brings to the table more than 60 years of professional experience working with a broad spectrum of preservation projects and issues.  Our clients are building owners interested in financial incentives, such as tax credits, that support their rehabilitation projects; public agencies who are using historic resources as a planning and economic development tool; and entities that need to comply with federal, state and local preservation regulations.

Marvin – Silver Sponsor

Marvin has been solving historic rehabilitation challenges for decades—collaborating early on with architects, facilities managers and general contractors; reviewing products and options; navigating the National Parks Service guidelines; discussing window specifications with local historic commissions; and attending field testing. Adept at maintaining accuracy and architectural integrity, the professionals at Marvin craft customized historic windows and doors for residential and large-scale commercial buildings. Bring your historic project to life for tailored solutions of all complexity levels.

Kissick Construction – Silver Sponsor

Celebrating its 25th year of experience, Kissick Construction is diverse in its scope of work, from initial demolition, rough grading, and site utilities to structural concrete and flatwork. The firm has grown to manage projects as large as $100 million with almost 400 employees, and has earned a strong reputation for innovatively solving construction challenges. Kissick Construction is a self-performing, heavy civil contractor with the resources to handle critically challenging projects of any size, location and complexity.

MAC Properties – Bronze Sponsor

Mac Properties is committed to providing an exemplary living experience through the preservation, restoration, and renovation of our properties in Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Dedicated to preserving the environment, improving infrastructures, and enhancing the beauty of neighborhoods, we strive to provide the best possible living experience for our residents.

Carollo Engineers – Bronze Sponsor

Carollo Engineers is an environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. Our staff includes civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, environmental, and instrumentation and control engineers as well as scientists, planners, architects and CAD designers. Cities, utilities and special districts count on Carollo to help them navigate through the increasingly complex challenges of protecting public health, meeting local, state and federal regulatory requirements, protecting the water environment, and addressing public expectations.

Sturgis – Bronze Sponsor

Sturgis Materials is Kansas City’s finest and most complete supplier of building materials. At Sturgis Materials, we create one-of-a-kind works from granite, marble and limestone.  The stone fabrication division of Sturgis Materials has been cutting limestone, marble and granite for over 20 years. From design to installation, all work is created to meet the needs of the individual customer.

SFS Architecture – Bronze Sponsor

Design is what we do, it’s what we love. And what we love most is design that is dynamic and sustainable, enduring and enriching – design that builds relationships between people, their communities and the larger environment.

Stark Wilson Duncan Architects – Bronze Sponsor

Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc (SWD) is a full-service architectural firm with experience in a wide range of projects with an emphasis on historic preservation / rehabilitation. SWD’s thoughtful vision for rehabilitation of neglected buildings in urban settings has played a major role in revitalizing existing deteriorated urban areas.

RetroChem/ RetroPros – Bronze Sponsor

RETROPROS specializes in the repair, restoration and interior refinish of tile, stone, terrazzo, wood, metal & glass in historic and contemporary buildings.

GKW Restoration – Bronze Sponsor

GKW Restoration is committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your masonry needs. We genuinely care about your project and your experience, and it shows in everything we do. Renovation and preservation projects are done with care and concern for architectural and structural integrity as well as beauty and function.

Lathrop GPM – Bronze Sponsor

Lathrop GPM knows how to develop and negotiate creative incentive packages that drive development. We have the experience, resources and relationships to help clients build or strengthen their presence in a number of major metropolitan areas.

International Architects Atelier (IAA) – Bronze Sponsor

IAA is a studio committed to design excellence through exploration, experimentation and innovation. With each project, we deliver a completely authentic design. Creativity, originality and functionality are our driving forces. We thrive off the collaboration with others.

Forward Design – Business Sponsor

Forward Design | Architecture works on residential projects that focus on both new construction and restoring mid-century modern homes with an updated twist. Every project we undertake is designed to be responsive to the individual needs of each client, user and location.

Helix – Business Sponsor

At Helix, we believe that great design can change people. And people can change the world. If you start with the human element, wonderful things happen. Every project starts by making a connection, asking questions, and digging deeper. We strive for a state of constant innovation—a place where expertise is a direct cause of our chronic curiosity, where good ideas are only outweighed by better ones, and where every project begins and ends with people. We are a dedicated group of architects, designers, thinkers, and innovators, creating thoughtful spaces for those that will inhabit them. We do what we do because we believe that great architecture and design have a genuine impact on people, businesses, and communities.

Exact Architects – Business Sponsor

We have over a decade in creating amazing spaces. We restore or reuse buildings to create apartments, offices, and retail spaces. Our projects have earned national design and preservation awards!

First Washington Realty – Business Sponsor

First Washington Realty (FWR) is a fully integrated, national real estate investment and management firm. We specialize in the ownership of convenience, necessity and experience-oriented retail real estate.

KC Restoration – Business Sponsor

High quality refinishing services for metal, stone and wood surfaces and deep cleaning services for facades, exteriors and escalators.

Collins Noteis & Assoc – Business Sponsor

With insight gained from years of experience as city planning directors and as private planning consultants, Collins Noteis & Associates brings a unique perspective to every project. Our team sees opportunities where others see roadblocks, and creates data-driven processes for workable, livable plans.

Ecclesiastical Studios & Sons – Business Sponsor

Since 1989 Ecclesiastical Studios & Sons have been restoring, redecorating and creating church interiors of historic significance throughout the Dioceses of the entire Midwest. Some of the skills our craftsmen employ are plaster restoration, architectural and decorative painting, Ecclesiastical designs, statuary restoration, altar refinishing/modifications, color schemes, and full-color renderings.

Lewis Rice LLC – Business Sponsor

A significant part of Lewis Rice’s real estate practice is devoted to development and redevelopment projects. Increasingly, projects like these are eligible for economic development incentives or other governmental benefits and incentives, and we help our clients discover and employ such incentives.

Taylor Original Wood Window Restoration – Business Sponsor

We specialize in the restoration and sustainability of original wood windows. These irreplaceable characteristics of the wood, plus your original wood windows fine craftsmanship not only add superior performance over time, they add value, character and lasting charm to your home or building.

Wallace Engineering – Business Sponsor

Wallace Engineering is a structural and civil engineering consulting firm. We have extensive expertise in the design of new buildings as well as in the evaluation, renovation and repair of existing structures.

A.L. Huber – Business Sponsor

A.L. Huber has dedicated our practice to providing the highest quality of construction in Kansas City. We manage a wide variety of new and renovated facilities from new high-tech office buildings to tenant interiors of varying size, financial, exhibit & entertainment destinations, to medical and educational facilities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, with a special heart for community and non-profit venues. We are very experienced at renovating historic buildings restoring them to their original splendor.

Sunflower Development Group – Business Sponsor

Sunflower Development Group is an accomplished real estate developer committed to preserving our communities’ history while planning for their future. Where others see blight or neglect, we see opportunity to improve lives and create community. We transform historic spaces into modern destinations.

Marks Nelson PA – Business Sponsor

The MarksNelson team uses business expertise to help companies grow and thrive. We’re ready to handle your accounting, technology, or business and finance needs. Let us tackle your challenges so that you can free your focus to do the things you do best. We’ve been helping clients get things right since 1968. Our subject matter knowledge and area connections run deep, so if we don’t know the answers—we know the people who do.

Screenland Real Estate Services – Business Sponsor

Kansas City-based real estate development partnership. The partnership focuses primarily on adaptive-reuse opportunities and its guiding philosophy is the implementation of creative collaborative change through redevelopment.