Passionate, Committed, Caring
Giving back to our community is part of who we are. At Burns & McDonnell, it's what we want to do. Our employee-owners are committed to the communities where we live and work — to nourishing our communities to become healthy and strong. Through the work of our company and the Burns & McDonnell Foundation, we share our passion with specific, targeted efforts. We provide financial support, but we also teach. We swim, walk and run to raise funds. We paint and plant. We create and support exciting educational programs, and we nurture young people into thinking big.
It's part of who we are as a company, and it starts at the very top. We're excited to be named the 2012 Kansas City Business Philanthropist of the Year. See the video >
The Burns & McDonnell Foundation was formed by our employee-owners — to reflect our strong belief in corporate citizenship and philanthropy. Like most foundations, we receive more requests than there are funds available, and we work diligently to determine the efforts that best reflect the interests of our employees and support the foundation’s mission.
Our giving, volunteering and grant programs are primarily directed in these four strategic areas:
We share our passion about engineering with the next generation through mentoring and outreach. Our focus on STEM aims to show young minds how they can change our world.
Supporting our neighbors is about building the communities where we live and work, improving them from the inside out, helping those who, because of circumstance or crisis, need it.
Healthy families make strong communities, and promoting healthy lifestyles is part of who we are. We're ready to put on our running shoes to support our neighbors — and each other.
Arts & Culture
The arts enhance our understanding of the world, bring us together and inspire new ideas. We celebrate human ingenuity and creativity through our support of community programs and local artists.