Nelson-Atkins Mourns Loss of Board Chair Harry C. McCray, Jr.

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KANSAS CITY, MO.- The Board of Trustees and staff members of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are deeply saddened by the loss this past weekend of Harry C. McCray, Jr., Chair of the Board since May 1. McCray died Saturday, Nov. 28, after an intense struggle with cancer. “Harry will be missed very much,” said Marc F. Wilson, the Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director/CEO of the Nelson-Atkins. “As I think about our future, I am profoundly grateful for all he did to bring us to where we are today.” McCray was chairman of the board of McCray Lumber Co., Kansas City, and was a philanthropic leader of the community. He was devoted to supporting the Nelson-Atkins for many years, including his roles as chair of the Museum’s Society of Fellows, the Steering Committee for the Business Council, and the Trustee Development Committee, serving as co-chair of the Major Gifts Subcommittee. He was also chair