Community Involvement

Burns & Mac Giving Back ... Giving back to each of our communities where we live and work isn't just what we should do. It's what we want to do.

Each year, hundreds of employee-owners share their time and talent by sponsoring fun, rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Through the Burns & McDonnell Foundation, our employee-owners find generous ways to give back to our communities.

Some mentor middle and high school students in support of math and science programs, while some raise funds through walks and runs. Others focus on home improvement projects to literally and figuratively build a better future for those in need.

Here are just a few of the important causes we support as individuals or through the Burns & McDonnell Foundation:

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • The Boys & Girls Club
  • Christmas in October
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harvesters
  • Junior Achievement
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    • March of Dimes WalkAmerica
    • National Kidney Foundation
    • Starlight Theatre
    • TLC for Children and Families
    • Toys for Tots


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    Burns & McDonnell Engineerium

    Opening in fall 2008, the 100 percent sustainable Burns & McDonnell Engineerium at Science City will inspire the Kansas City metropolitan area's K-12 students to consider a career in engineering or another technology-related field.

    Through project-based learning activities, students will learn at an age-appropriate level how to design, program and build robots to compete in an obstacle course.

    Burns & McDonnell's investment, the largest Burns & McDonnell Foundation investment to date, allows Science City to expand its current robotics program to include additional educational programs for teachers, weekend workshops for families and outreach to area schools that are financially unable to visit the exhibit. The curriculum — meeting national and state standards for science education and taught by certified educators — will be expanded in the future to include other engineering disciplines.

    For more information or to enroll in a field trip, Saturday family workshop or outreach school visit, call 816-460-2020 or visit