Hall of Fame Honors Those Critical to Health System’s Success

Key supporters honored at eighth annual Hall of Fame dinner and awards celebration

The 2018 Hall of Fame Honorees

Inductees into The University of Kansas Health System's Hall of Fame and health system executives.

Hall of Fame: Celebrating those who advance our vision

"We're proud to recognize several of our most valuable players – loyal supporters whose contributions have made a lasting impact on our patients and our organization. Through their commitment to caring and their support of our system, each award recipient is making a lasting impact on the health of people in Kansas City, across Kansas and beyond.”

– Bob Page, President and Chief Executive Officer

2018 honorees

  • Legacy Award 
    • Charlie Sunderland
  • Catalyst Awards 
    • The William H. Dunn, Sr. Family
    • Jeff, Mindy and Jordan Yowell
  • Partner in Excellence Awards 
    • Global Prairie
    • LANE4 Property Group

Legacy Awards

Honors a leader who has gone above and beyond in service to the health system over many years

Video icon Charlie Sunderland, 2018 Legacy Award winnerCharlie Sunderland

In 2000, Charlie Sunderland was one of the first of Kansas City's well-recognized, well-respected civic leaders to believe in what would become The University of Kansas Health System. Soon after joining the board, he was asked to chair the quality committee, arguably one of the most important assignments for any organization, particularly a hospital. Eighteen years later, the health system has earned a national reputation synonymous with quality, even as it has grown drastically.

And the quality committee has had the longest standing committee chair – Charlie Sunderland.

Catalyst Awards

Honors individuals or groups who have helped transform the health system through support, innovative thinking and advocacy

Video iconWilliam H. Dunn, Sr., Family, 2018 Catalyst Award winnerThe William H. Dunn Sr. Family

The members of the William H. Dunn Sr. family are grounded in serving others through time, expertise or financial resources. Time after time, their willingness to help has made all the difference – for The University of Kansas Health System, for our staff and most important, for our patients. Most recently, their support helped make Bell Sanctuary a reality, providing a much-needed sacred space for patients and families now and for generations to come.

Video iconThe Yowell family, 2018 Catalyst Award winnersJeff, Mindy and Jordan Yowell

As Jeff and Mindy Yowell went through the process of making a significant planned gift to The University of Kansas Health System, they included their 17-year-old daughter, Jordan, every step of the way. The commitment made by this young family is making a difference today – and will mean even more in the future. Their generous support has ensured people in this region will always have access to the best medicine has to offer.

Partnership in Excellence Awards

Honors companies or organizations that have invested in the health system's growth and success through philanthropy, volunteerism and/or business partnership

Video iconAnne St. Peter, Global Prairie founder, 2018 Leadership Award winnerGlobal Prairie
Anne St. Peter and the team at Global Prairie have helped us communicate the right message to the right people at the right time at each step in our organization's growth. Whether we're adding a new hospital to our system, providing healthcare thought leadership with other executives throughout the country or celebrating another milestone, we have a lot to communicate. And Global Prairie makes sure our message is right on target.

Video iconOwn Buckley and Hunter Harris of LANE4 Property Group, 2018 Leadership Award WinnersLANE4 Property Group

For years, rundown properties on the west side of Rainbow Boulevard were an eyesore not just for our campus but for our Rosedale neighbors. But where others saw neglect, LANE4 Property Group saw potential, envisioning hotels, restaurants, retail and more. LANE4 has transformed the Rainbow corridor, creating a more welcoming front door for both our campus and our city – especially for the 25% of patients who travel here from outside the region. Their vision has revitalized our entire community.

Leadership, advocacy and philanthropy

Established in 2011, the Hall of Fame honors individuals and organizations for leadership, advocacy and philanthropy. Their commitment and support have paved the way for the health system’s transformational journey since becoming an independent authority in 1998.