Community Service

 Our attorneys are generous with charitable and community organizations, spending countless volunteer hours, serving on boards and making significant financial contributions to organizations. Stueve Siegel Hanson actively supports the following organizations:

The Kansas Bar Association

Kansas Bar AssociationThe Kansas Bar Association founded in 1882 is dedicated to advancing professionalism and legal skills of lawyers, advancing the interests of the legal profession and promoting the effective administration of justice in Kansas.  The KBA works with all the players in the legal system to improve legal ethics and to make our system of justice more available to all Kansans.  Partner Steve Six was elected by the KBA Board of Governors to serve as the 2016-2017 President of the 7,000 member organization.  Steve has served as an officer of the association for the last three years.  KBA President Steve Six is pictured here with KBA Past President Natalie Haag.

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

The $475 million Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas provides leadership, advocacy and resources to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for uninsured and underserved in the Greater Kansas City area. The Foundation awards grants to address health issues in the following areas: Healthy Lifestyles, Mental Health, Safety Net Health Care.

Partner Norm Siegel recently completed his second year as Chairman of the Board of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Attorney General (now Governor) Jay Nixon originally appointed Norm to the Community Advisory Committee of the Foundation in 2005, and Norm ascended to the Chairmanship by unanimous vote to the Board in 2009. As Board Chairman, Norm has championed an increase to Missouri’s cigarette tax – currently the lowest in the country – and is working with organizations around the state to place an increase of the tax before voters in November 2012. During Norm’s tenure, the Foundation has made more than $140 million in grants.

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship Foundation

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF), an American non-profit, not-governmental organization, is a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists. Through AFPF, journalists and their readers gain a broader view of the world and journalism thereby creating mutual understanding and peaceful relations between Americans and people of other nations. Fellows return home with new journalistic skills and knowledge, and a desire to advance a free, responsible press in their own countries–without which democracy does not exist.

Since 1984, the core program has provided developing world journalists the opportunity to work as reporters at American newspapers for five months. The program, which runs from mid-March to early September, is offered annually to print and online journalists between the ages of 25 and 35. Partner Pat Stueve serves as Treasurer and is a member of the Alfred and Jean Friendly Foundation Board of Directors. The Board concentrates on organization, policy and fund-raising for the Fellowship. 

Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP)

Lawyer's Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) was created in 1994 as a not for profit Foundation to further, promote and expand upon existing community service of lawyers in Greater Kansas City with a specific focus upon initiatives intended to encourage young persons in their pursuit of an education.

Through LEAP the lawyers of Kansas City have raised over $965,000 for the educational benefit of disadvantaged children. LEAP’s designated beneficiary is Operation Breakthrough. Founded in 1971, Operation Breakthrough’s mission is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. The center also strives to support and empower the children’s families through advocacy, referral services, and emergency aid.

LEAP Back to School BreakfastStueve Siegel Hanson Attorney Abby McClellan became a member of the board in 2016. Past board members include Pat Stueve and Steve Six.

 

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