Support Us

Please join us in supporting the work of the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition. We welcome your support in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of existing support:

Kemper Healthy Lifestyles Lecture Series

Sheila Kemper Dietrich, a passionate advocate in America’s fight against obesity, spearheaded the initiative to establish the Kemper Healthy Lifestyles Lecture Series. The endowed lectureship was made possible through a generous gift from the W.T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee. The inaugural 2015 lecture featured Kerri Boutelle, PhD. The 2016 lecturer was Theresa A. Nicklas, DrPH.

Naming Opportunities







Cynthia Dietrich, Sheila Kemper Dietrich and Walter Dietrich attended the dedication of the Kemper Family Training Kitchen December 14, 2015 at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition.

Foundation Support

The programs and research of the Center are also supported through funding from sources such as the Junior League of Kansas City, the McGowan Foundation, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the JR Albert Foundation, the Kansas Health Foundation and others.


Are you passionate about helping kids and families live healthier lives? You can give of your time to help the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition with its family nutrition classes, exercise programs, kids marathon and community-wide healthy lifestyles initiative. Learn more here!

Would you like to contribute?

Please contact the Philanthropy team at Children’s Mercy, 816-346-1300, or KU Medical Center Endowment, 913-562-2721.