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Legislation #: 010772 Introduction Date: 5/17/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/17/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS
Title: Congratulating the Francis Families Foundation on its 50th anniversary.

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5/17/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010772

 

Congratulating the Francis Families Foundation on its 50th anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, in 1951, Parker B. Francis, founder of the Puritan-Bennett Company, established a foundation bearing his name with the primary emphasis of the Foundation was related to pulmonary research and in the following years, the Parker B. Francis III Foundation was created to support community programs in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1989, the two foundations merged to become the Francis Families Foundation with continuing interest in pulmonary science; and

 

WHEREAS, under the Guidance of Honorary Chairs John B. Francis and Mary Harris Francis, the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation supports the arts and cultural and educational programs in Kansas City and recently the Foundation narrowed its focus within the educational component to give primary consideration to child and youth development, with special emphasis on enhancing the skills of child care providers; and

 

WHEREAS, to improve the training of those who care for children, the Francis Families Foundation, in collaboration with Penn Valley College and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts, created the Francis Resource Center in 1989 which evolved into the Francis Child Development Institute; and

 

WHEREAS, the Francis Families Foundation is a strong presence in the greater Kansas City area committed to improving the quality of education for child-care providers and continuing its considerable support for the arts, for culture and for pulmonary research; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Francis Families Foundation on its 50th anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to the Francis Families Foundation with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the outstanding work being done in the Kansas City area by the Foundation.

 

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