Annual Reports & Hero Award Recipients
View our annual reports which capture KVC’s positive impact in the lives of children and families:
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:
The Ball Family
Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties
Hall Family Foundation
Mayor Jack Reardon
Sue and Dick Bond
Senator Nancy Kassebaum
Senator Robert Dole
John H. Conway, Jr. – J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
Tom & Connie Mullinix
Laura McKnight – Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Joni and Thornton Cooke
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department
Governor Bill Graves
Secretary Rochelle Chronister
Senator Pat Roberts
Larry and Linda Kaminsky
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
Dr. Jim Hinson – Independence School District
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)
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 www.everydayhero.org or call 913.322.4941 for more information.