Philanthropy


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

Giants of Kansas City Giving Turn Out for Ingram’s Philanthropy Awards

It wasn’t history in the making, exactly, but it was impossible to miss the historical overtones as Ingram’s recognized two legends of business in Kansas City with its inaugural Philanthropist of the Year awards. The presentation of those awards, in… more

Philanthropist of the Year: Bill Dunn Sr.

Bill Dunn is living testament that giving isn’t just an act of fiscal charity— it’s a way of life, one that encompasses business leadership, civic engagement, and philanthropy on both a corporate and personal level. And in the end, it’s… more

2017 Local Heroes

There Are Givers ... and There Are Heroes There is no shortage of inquiry—by sociologists, medical researchers, or non-profit developmental advisers—into the reasons why people give away their money, donate their time or contribute their talents to innumerable causes and… more