Community Involvement

How Online Anger Pollutes Public Sentiment

by Chris Deffenbaugh February 6, 2017

Bill Gates once said, “In this industry, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s already too late.” And while he was referring specifically to the technology and software sectors, a parallel can also be drawn to the U.S. energy industry: By the time you realize you’re facing a public opinion deficit, it’s likely […]

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Giving Back Offers a Capstone All Its Own

by Christine Hobson September 12, 2016

At Burns & McDonnell, we like to say, “We invest for a better world.” Giving back is among our core principles — because we see the needs, because we care about our communities, and because we know we’re in a position to help. That’s among the reasons I’m proud to have completed my third year […]

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Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout?

by Julee Koncak January 25, 2016

Are you man enough to be a Girl Scout? Our CEO Greg Graves is — and he joins a cast of 13 other Kansas City leaders in a fun new campaign by Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri. The Man Enough to be a Girl Scout campaign showcases men who are committed to […]

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Announcing the 2015 Battle of the Brains Winners!

by The Burns & McDonnell Team November 18, 2015

Drumroll please… From everyone at Burns & McDonnell and Science City, we’re excited to name Mason Elementary (elementary) and Pleasant Ridge High School (secondary) the division champions of the third Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition! The Burns & McDonnell Foundation distributed $155,000 in STEM education grants to the top 20 finalists, including […]

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Battle of the Brains Finalists Announced: Time to Vote!

by The Burns & McDonnell Team November 6, 2015

A panel of judges from Burns & McDonnell and Science City have officially announced the finalists for the 2015 Battle of the Brains competition — and now it’s time for you to vote! The top 20 finalists are one step closer to seeing their big idea become a reality as part of this Kansas City […]

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