Community Impact


Fueled by the drive to strengthen communities, our employee-owners formed the Burns & McDonnell Foundation in 1988. Giving back isn’t an obligation of corporate culture around here. It’s a privilege and a personal commitment that beats in the heart of each one of us.


total giving in 2022


volunteer hours in 2022


in matching gifts since program inception



Healthy and strong communities start with sturdy footing. We’re builders, through and through, so we’re in a special position to help. We focus our efforts on three foundational pillars. 

Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Cultivating Vibrant and Healthy Communities

Advancing Civic Initiatives

“I feel empowered to find a need and make an impact. The world’s challenges don’t belong to everybody else. With passion and purpose, we can always help. I’m proud to be reflective of that collective mindset.”

Nick Kabongo

Senior Project Manager and Community Leadership Award Winner discussing his family’s efforts to support an underfunded orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo



Every day, we’re inspired by people and organizations around the world who are devoted to the public good. We’re proud to support and amplify their work. 

See how structural engineer Shawn Dalglish dove into working with Engineers Without Borders, applying her knowledge to help impoverished communities around the world.


How We Support


A better world starts with optimism and action.

Our drive to make our clients successful? We rely on the same skills and relentlessness to fuel our community impact efforts. We build health centers and houses for our neighbors, improve water quality, and cook breakfast for those in need. A better world begins with the belief in a better future and the knowledge that it starts with each one of us.

Ways We Support

Charity of Choice Campaign

Every year, we select one special cause to unite our efforts — with each of our offices identifying a local organization that addresses the need.

Matching Gifts Program

What matters to you? When our employee-owners answer that question through charitable donations, we match it up to $300 annually per person.

United Way Campaign

Individual giving often starts small and grows over time. Our employee-owners now pledge more than $4 million annually.

Feel Good Fridays

Occasionally, we ditch business casual and wear jeans, jerseys or something equally fun. Then we turn the fun into fundraising by collecting donations through payroll deduction.

Getting Our Sweat On

We raise funds by running, walking, biking and more in events to support our neighbors.

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