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Tuesday, August 18 2015

Missouri  Counties: Jackson  Clay  Platte  Cass  Lafayette  Ray
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For more than 80 years, The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City (NSDKC) has been the leading force in preserving and protecting the region’s history. This year, the organization announced a new program to recognize businesses that were founded in the metro area served by NSDKC.  “The local business community has been a vital part of our history. It is the time that they are honored for their role in the development of this city and region,” stated Carl DiCapo, NSDKC president.

As the 2015 president of NSDKC, DiCapo established the new membership level within the organization -- the Founders Group. This is a unique support group recognizing companies founded in the metro area. According to DiCapo, “There has never been an organized effort to honor such businesses, and NSDKC believes such recognition is an important part of preserving our area’s history.” This select group of businesses will lend support to the efforts of NSDKC with an annual membership donation, and, at the same time, they will be honored at the annual Outstanding Kansas Citian (OKC) dinner and award ceremony.

Learn more about this year's OKC dinner and award ceremony >>>> Click Here

Since 1973, the NSDKC signature event has been the annual OKC dinner and award ceremony. Since its inception, this award has acknowledged individuals that have left a lasting legacy in the area’s history.  In recent years, the organization expanded this event to include the recognition of historic sites and events.  This year former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes will receive the Outstanding Kansas Citian Award, and the Ethnic Enrichment Commission will be recognized for its contribution to the community.

Image: Carl J. DiCapo, Community Leader and current President of The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.

According to DiCapo, “Beginning this year the Founders Group will also be recognized at the OKC event for the Group’s unique role in preserving Kansas City’s history. We want metro area businesses, founded in the Kansas City area, to be a part of this special group and receive the recognition they deserve.” The membership donation is $200 annually.

After approval by the NSDKC board of directors, this new program was established earlier this year. The Founders Group includes J.E. Dunn Construction Company, Kansas City Marriott/Muehlebach Hotel, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., Zimmer Companies, Inc., Cosentino's Food Stores, Ash Grove Cement Company, Financial Counselors, Inc., and George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc.

For additional information on the Founders Group membership, you are invited to call Carl DiCapo at 816-456-2343 or email him at

About The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City  [Website]

The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, Inc. is dedicated to the historic preservation of the unique and rich heritage of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, both in Missouri and Kansas, through advocacy, education and restoration. It also seeks to preserve and maintain archives of historical interest relating to the development of the Kansas City region and to recognize individuals who have resided therein and contributed to such development.

Mission Statement Adopted by the NSDKC Board of Directors
14 November 2012

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