Philanthropy


Three metro counties noted among most generous in state

Area counties comprising the Kansas City metro were found to be among the most generous in Missouri, according to a recent study by Smart Asset. Platte, Jackson and Clay counties were noted among the Top 10 most generous in Missouri,… more

Forsee donates $2 million to UMKC, MU NextGen operations

Former UM System president Gary Forsee and Sherry Forsee have committed $2 million to support research that will provide data analytics to power the NextGen Precision Health initiative and other precision health research across the University of Missouri System’s four… more

Veterans Community Project in KC to build new resource center

The Kansas City, Mo. non-profit Veterans Community Project announced Wednesday morning plan to build a navigation center. Plans for the new center will focus on making it a location for compiled veteran resources all in one place. The campus will… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Kansas City Marathon canceled; option to participate in way that benefits local charities

Yet another local annual event has been canceled, on Monday organizers of the Garmin Kansas City Marathon announcing the cancellation of this year’s marathon due to COVID-19 concerns. “Out of concern for the safety of race participants, partners, staff and… more

Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas announces new executive director

A new executive director was announced for the Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas on Friday, the organization revealing Salina-native Megan Robl will take over the position. Robl is making a transition into her new role after serving as director of… more

American Red Cross calls for more Kansas City volunteers

The American Red Cross has put out an urgent call for volunteers to respond to natural disasters, reports KMBC 9 News. The Greater Kansas City chapter is hoping to train hundreds of people to help with relief efforts across the… more

Johnson County Community College to rename performing arts center

A generous $1 million donation to the Johnson County Community College performing arts center has also prompted its renaming. The donation was made by Brad and Libby Bergman, longtime supporters of the community college. Currently named the Carlsen Center, the building… more

Jazzoo 2020 canceled, to return next year

A postponement of the original date for the event has turned into a cancelation after a decision from the Friends of the Zoo Board of Directors announced it will be canceling Jazzoo 2020. Weeks prior, the organization announced it would… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more