Annual Reports & Hero Award Recipients

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Annual Impact Reports

View our annual reports which capture KVC’s positive impact in the lives of children and families:

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report 
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report

Recipients of KVC’s Annual Hero Award

When KVC Health Systems celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010, we recognized 40 heroes. These are individuals, couples or organizations who have made a tremendous difference in KVC Health Systems’ evolution and in the lives of children and families.

Each year since then, we present the KVC Hero Award to another deserving recipient at our Annual Celebration. KVC extends its deepest respect and thanks to these heroes throughout our past:

Ellen McCarthy
The Ball Family
Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties
Hall Family Foundation
Terry Showalter
Betty Crooker

Mayor Jack Reardon
Sue and Dick Bond
Senator Nancy Kassebaum
Senator Robert Dole
Pete Pomerenke
Gary Grable
Asner Family
John H. Conway, Jr. – J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
Tom & Connie Mullinix
Laura McKnight – Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Sunderland Family
Joni and Thornton Cooke
Joe Fahey

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department
Governor Bill Graves
Secretary Rochelle Chronister
Senator Pat Roberts
Dunn Family
Larry and Linda Kaminsky
Marianne Aitken
The Honorable Daniel Cahill, The Honorable Daniel Mitchell, The Honorable Kathleen Sloan, Honorable Jean Shepherd

Jeff Wolfe and Cindy Tucci – Jay Wolfe Automotive
Steve Roling – Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Tom Ryan – Prime Health Foundation
Barbara Atkinson, M.D.
Representative Dennis Moore
Gene Balloun
Dr. Jim Hinson – Independence School District
Doering Family
Janene Ervin
Commissioner Patricia Wilson
Bonnie and Jerry Kelly
B. Wayne Sims

2011 – Will Scott and Bob Scott, Kinder Porter Scott Family Foundation
2012 – Dr. Glenn Saxe, New York University
2013 – Patrick McCarthy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation (read more)
2014 – Brenda Donald, Washington, D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (read more)
2015 – Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley (read more)
2016 – Susan Dreyfus, The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (read more)
2017 – Anne Roberts, KVC’s Chief Operations Officer for 35 years (read more)
2018 – Kansas City, MO Mayor Sly James and Garmin International (read more)
2019 – Jill Docking, Marc Bennett & Patrick Goebel, HOPE LIVES Campaign Chairs (read more)

2020 – Sesame Workshop and Lynn Kaufman (read more)
2021 – Dr. Anh Vinh & KVC’s essential frontline team members nationwide (read more)


Become an Everyday Hero Today!

At KVC, we have the honor of working with Everyday Heroes.

We realize it takes a special calling to become a foster parent, to adopt a child, or to care for a child with mental health challenges. Nevertheless, many of us would still like to reach out to these children and the families who step forward to care for them.

You can be an Everyday Hero, too. KVC’s Everyday Heroes monthly giving program supports children and families by increasing available resources and services. This could be anything from piano lessons for a grade-schooler, to board games and books for children in residential treatment at our psychiatric hospitals, to special medical equipment. The money will be used for mental health counseling, adoption services, tutoring, summer camp, after-school activities, orthodontic care and so much more.

When you become an Everyday Hero, you will be giving your love, support and care to children and families. Enrollment is simple. Just go to or call 913.322.4941 for more information.