Corporate, Foundation, and Strategic Partnerships

Business Leadership Council

The Linda Hall Library Business Leadership Council (BLC) is comprised of corporations, institutions, and universities across the Kansas City STEM ecosystem. The BLC will provide opportunities for its members to broaden their networks, collaborate on STEM initiatives that benefit the greater community, bolster STEM education, and expand their talent-to-workforce pipelines.

Membership Details:

  • $10,000 membership fee
  • Annual commitment
  • Election of internal, mid-level employees to be inducted into the Library’s Stellae Novae Society
  • Attendance of STEM Career Showcase* event in Fall, 2022

Membership Benefits:

  • Membership for the organization in the Business Leadership Council
  • Two individual memberships in the Stellae Novae Society
  • Collaboration opportunities for public programs, exhibitions, STEM career exploration opportunities, and STEM Educator Resource Group
  • Featured sponsor benefits for the annual STEM Career Showcase


Stellae Novae Society

The Linda Hall Library Stellae Novae Society (SNS) is a group of like-minded emerging professionals representing various corporations and organizations across the Kansas City STEM ecosystem. SNS will provide opportunities for its members to broaden their networks, acquire valuable leadership and committee experience, advance their professional portfolios, and collaborate on STEM initiatives that benefit the greater community.

Membership Details:

  • $250 annual membership fee
  • Two-year term commitment
  • Committee involvement:
    • Events Committee
    • Engagement & Recruitment Committee
    • Community Engagement Committee
  • Recruitment of five additional members prior to the end of term
  • Assistance in curation and deployment of STEM Career Showcase* event in Fall, 2022

Membership Benefits:

  • Linda Hall Library public program access
  • Behind the scenes opportunities
  • Reserved premier seating at evening lecture series
  • Tailored quarterly networking events and workshops


*The STEM Career Showcase is an annual event that complements the Library’s STEM career and education initiatives. Members will be invited to host a table in the events exhibit hall where they can connect with student attendees and answer questions and share information regarding STEM career paths within the greater Kansas City community. The event will also include keynote speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions in which partners of the Library, can discuss the trajectory of the STEM ecosystem, education, and workforce development.