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Duffy named Senior Manager of Development

Brenna Duffy
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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) announced today the hiring of Brenna Duffy as the museum’s Senior Manager of Development. Her first day at the museum will be Monday, March 8.

Duffy will oversee the development and implementation of T/m’s strategic fundraising goals, providing critical fundraising strategy, planning and implementation for individual, foundation and corporate support throughout the Kansas City region and nationally.

“I am excited to have Brenna joining the museum team,” said T/m Executive Director Petra Kralickova. “She brings high-level fundraising experience and a passion for the arts. I look forward to working with Brenna on growing the museum’s impact and resources.”

Prior to joining T/m, Duffy was a Development Director for the Kansas Democratic Party, where her responsibilities included creating a statewide fundraising strategy, managing major gift portfolios including solicitation and stewardship of major donors, and executing numerous successful fundraising events and conventions. She also spent six years as Deputy Regional Director for former United States Senator Claire McCaskill, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Migrant Farm Workers Assistance Fund.

Duffy graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a minor in leadership studies and theatre. She also received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. Located on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, the museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of historic toys on public display. For more information, call 816.235.8000 or visit



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