Terry and Peggy Dunn honored as Volunteers of the Year

Nonprofit Connect to honor the UMKC alumni and leaders at May 20 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon


March 9, 2016

Nonprofit Connect has named University of Missouri-Kansas City alumni and friends Terry and Peggy Dunn as its 2016 Volunteers of the Year.

The Dunns, who have long been involved in leadership roles at the university, will be honored May 20 at Nonprofit Connect’s 32nd annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon in downtown Kansas City.

“The choice of Terry and Peggy Dunn for this award is so appropriate and well-deserved,” said Steven P. Norris, president of the UMKC Foundation. “The impact they have made on Kansas City over the years has been profound.”

Norris said both Dunns have been “extensively involved” with the university for years “and have made a significant difference for us and our ability to serve our students and our community.”

Last year, UMKC honored the Dunns with the Chancellor’s Medal, the university’s highest award for volunteerism. Both Terry and Peggy Dunn also have received alumni awards.

Together, they chaired the university’s capital campaign from 2000 to 2006, and they funded an 80-seat tiered classroom in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

Terry Dunn currently serves as president of the UMKC Foundation board, and has served on the UMKC Board of Trustees; as a member of the Bloch School Executive Roundtable and on the School of Medicine Board of Visitors.

Among many other roles, Peggy Dunn served as honorary co-chair for the campus’ 80th anniversary in 2013-14, and she currently serves as a senior fellow for the Bloch School’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Nonprofit Connect serves nonprofit professionals, volunteers, students, funders and businesses seeking opportunities to network, learn and grow. It bestows Philanthropy Awards annually to professionals, volunteers and donors who make a difference in the Kansas City community.