This Kansas City Star series about 10 of the greatest, late Kansas Citians begins with a tribute to the founder of the Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Kauffman, and his wife, Muriel.
The Kauffmans were woven into the fabric of Kansas City during their vibrant lives. From founding a successful pharmaceutical company that employed many people who – through Mr. Kauffman’s commitment to his employees – became millionaires, to bringing the Royals to Kansas City and helping financially challenged families send their children to college, the Kauffmans made a difference.
And, their influence has grown posthumously. The story explains how Mr. Kauffman ensured that the Royals would remain in Kansas City, how the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was spearheaded by the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation helmed by their daughter Julia and how the Kauffman Foundation carries on Mr. Kauffman’s vision of helping to create a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.
Read the Kansas City Star article.