Philanthropy


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

Big Slick 2020 raises big

The annual Kansas City fundraiser for Children’s Mercy had a bit of different twist this year, turning to online streaming and taking the name “Big Slick At Home” as a result of COVID-19 concerns. Donations were generous this year despite… more

KS, MO Fared Better Than Most States With PPP

Kansas and Missouri both did relatively well in receiving funds from the $350-billion Payroll Protection Program COVID-19 relief bill, at least compared to most states. Kansas came in nine per capita of all states for funding, while Missouri was ranked… more

Greater KC, Wyandotte County United Ways Merging

The United Way of Greater Kansas City and the United Way of Wyandotte County are set to merge. The boards of both organizations have decided to combine on July 1 after studying the measure for a year. The United Way… more