UMKC, Bloch Foundations Roll Out $20 Million Scholarship Program

Since his arrival on the UMKC campus last summer, Chancellor Mauli Agrawal has talked about the need for the university to increase both its enrollment and the numbers of graduates entering the regional work force. Today, UMKC backed up that… more

Bank of Blue Valley Merging into Morrill & Janes

The parent companies of two prominent Johnson County banks, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of Blue Valley, have reached a merger agreement that will allow M&J parent Heartland Financial USA to acquire Bank of Blue Valley.… more

The Most Effective Ways for Kansas Citians to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires

The West Coast wildfire coverage has been hard to miss.The photos and videos of the raging flames offer just a slight idea of the tragedy that has struck Southern California. And by being at such a distance, it might feel… more

UMB Recognized for Its Commitment to the Arts

The Business Committee for the Arts, a sect of the Americans for the Arts, honors 10 businesses annually for their extraordinary commitment to the arts by awarding the BCA 10 Awards, and this year, UMB Financial has been selected as… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Sunderland Foundation Donates $66 Million to KU Health

The Sunderland Foundation announced this afternoon that it was making one of the largest philanthropic donations in the region's history--and definitely the largest ever to the University of Kansas Health System. Officials at the hospital made the announcement at a… more

How to Keep the Family Business Alive for Generations

But, in the day-to-day grind of running the business, they don’t plan for the future. Studies report that 80 percent of family own- ed businesses do not pass successfully to the second generation. Of the 20 percent that do, 80… more

Isenhour Takes Over as Interim Director, TMC Charitable Foundation

Ingram's 40 Under Forty alumni (c/o 2008) Kirk Isenhour has taken over as the Interim Executive Director of the Truman Medical Centers Charitable Foundation. This move is effective on July 16. Isenhour has been the Senior Director of Philanthropy since… more

Hall Family, Sunderland Foundations Donate $150 Million to Children’s Mercy

Children's Mercy Kansas City announced this morning that the Hall Family and Sunderland foundations had each donated $75 million to strengthen the hospital's pediatric research programs. The combined $150 million stands as the largest one-time gift ever made to a… more

Keepers of the Flame

In the annals of Kansas City entrepreneurship and commerce, their family names are legendary: Bloch and Dunn. Each is immediately recognized here for decades of business success and commitment to civic progress. And for something more lasting than year-over-year growth… more