Partner Spotlight: Bank of Blue Valley and the Regnier Family Foundation

We are grateful to the Bank of Blue Valley and the Regnier Family Foundation for their Humanitarian Sponsorship at our Applause fundraising event last month.

This longtime Kansas City alliance is founded on local business relationships and over the years ours has grown into a strong community and philanthropic partnership. We’re so thankful we can call both Bank of Blue Valley as well as the Regnier Family Foundation strong supporters of Heart to Heart International.

The Bank of Blue Valley exemplifies a true business partner. Their commitment to be a contributing member by serving the needs of their customers and the overall community demonstrates that they have all the attributes of a successful corporate partnership for any nonprofit, and we’re proud they’ve added HHI to their long list of charities that they consider partners.

Heart to Heart International has worked with Bank of Blue Valley since April 2014. Immediately there was a partnership that went beyond a traditional banking relationship. Fortunately, Bank of Blue Valley keeps its decision making at the local level and their bankers are committed to understanding every customer’s financial relationship. This partnership has allowed HHI to sustain its investments as well as grow. The bank lends its expertise to HHI staff with typical banking functions but equally important, the bank also has been an important investment partner.

Bob Regnier started Bank of Blue Valley and now is president and CEO. He is a prominent member in the Kansas City community and is Vice Chairman for the Regnier Family Foundation, along with his siblings, Cathy and Victor Regnier Jr.

After their parents’ deaths, the Regnier children carried on their parents’ legacy by establishing the Foundation to support organizations that reflect the values of Vic and Helen Regnier: entrepreneurship, innovation, education and science. The Foundation has made a mark throughout the Kansas City region, supplementing endowments at area universities as well as many local nonprofits including Heart to Heart International.

Bob Regnier’s involvement at HHI has been vast and includes accepting a volunteer role as honorary fundraising campaign chair. His well-established reputation in the community enhanced the organization’s credibility and accessibility to funders.

He also spearheaded the financing for the purchase of the HHI Lenexa, Kansas, headquarters building in 2019, making significant financial contributions and helping to enable the continuation of our mission to provide access to healthcare to those in need. Thanks to a generous donation from the Foundation, we were able to develop the Regnier Family Foundation Gallery, a beautiful photo gallery near the building’s entrance.

Lastly, Bob’s exemplary leadership has inspired bank employees and others to volunteer their time at HHI, demonstrating a true commitment to Heart to Heart International and our mission.

“It’s been an honor to be a part of Heart to Heart International and support the organization’s mission of providing access to health to those in need,” said Bob Regnier. “We’re committed to our local communities because we’re a part of them ourselves. All of us share the road with each other, bump into each other at the supermarket, and send our kids to the same schools. We love our neighbors and our track record shows it.”

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Chip in for Charity

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Join NetStandard for their first-ever charitable golf tournament on Monday, October 3rd at Deer Creek Golf Club! All net proceeds from this event will benefit NetStandard’s nonprofit Clarity IT managed services, and customers Lakemary Center, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and Heart to Heart International.

NetStandard is proud to help these organizations serve both members of our community and people in need around the globe by providing them with technology services that allow them to focus on their missions. Please help us continue to support the services they offer by signing up for your team today!

If you would like to sign up for the event, please go here to the Chip in for Charity golf page. Details listed below:

 

Participants

Team of Four $550
Individual Golfer $150

Schedule

Location: Deer Creek Golf Club, Overland Park, KS
Check In: Noon
Tee Off Time: 1 p.m.
Dinner Reception & Awards: 6 p.m.

Shotgun Start, Scramble Format

For additional details or to purchase a sponsorship, contact NetStandard at 913-428-4210 or marketing@netstandard.com.

“Moore”-Hattans take Kansas City

The US Bartender’s Guild Kansas City and the Dark Horse Distillery of Lenexa, Kansas have come up with a great idea to raise funds for Heart to Heart International’s Disaster Response Fund and the work we’ve done for the people of Moore, Oklahoma.

They created a ‘new’ drink they’re calling the “Moore”-Hattan.

For an $8 donation a patron gets a hand-crafted “Moore”-Hattan at select Kansas City Metro drinking establishments. The fundraising promotion runs until June 14th.

“Moore”-Hattans are found at these fine locations:

The Heart to Heart Experience…

No Ballrooms. No Ball Gowns.

For our 20th Anniversary, Heart to Heart is creating The Experience, an immersion into the world where Heart to Heart works and is making a difference daily in the lives of people in need.

We’re doing things differently.

Instead of hosting a formal gala event (which are always a great time!), this year we’re doing something more.  We’re creating The Heart to Heart Experience.

It’ll be held inside our Global Distribution Center, the hub of our logistics operations, and will be unlike anything we’ve done before, and likely attendees haven’t experienced either.  Attendees will enjoy hands-on, interactive scenarios along with opportunities to network, enjoy some world cuisine, catch up with friends and partners, and provide continuing support for Heart to Heart as we move into the next 20 years of operation.

There will be plenty more information to come…  For now, please check out The Heart to Heart Experience to read more and to purchase your tickets!

We’ll see you there!

DW HHI

Play Bingo, Support Lab Techs in Haiti

Time to get your Bingo On!

Wednesday June 20th, 2012, the Kansas City Clinical Laboratory Management Association (KC CLMA) is heading out to to the festive and colorful Hamburger Mary’s in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District to play a little bingo, eat some great food and have a blast raising funds to support their scholarship programs.

The KC CLMA scholarships support volunteers who provide lab services in our Partner Clinics in Haiti.

Great cause, great company, great food… great fun!

Here’s a link to the Event on our Facebook Page… Navigate there for more info, times and directions.

-DW HHI