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The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation Announcement

Click here to view a video announcing the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation.

Henry W. Bloch, 90 years of Living, Loving, and Giving

Click here to view a video, narrated by Henry’s children, in honor of his birthday celebration.

Collection of Sentiments honoring Henry W. Bloch

An exceptional collection of sentiments from friends, family, community members, and elected officials honoring Henry W. Bloch on his 90th birthday.

Marion and Henry Bloch Launch Family Foundation

Lifelong Kansas City residents and philanthropists Marion and Henry Bloch today announced the creation of a family foundation to improve the quality of life in their beloved hometown. The announcement was made today at a community celebration honoring Henry Bloch’s 90th birthday held at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Henry W. Bloch Celebrates A Milestone Birthday

Henry W. Bloch, one of Kansas City’s brightest entrepreneurial and philanthropic stars, celebrates his 90th birthday on July 30, 2012 with a private party for family and friends at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.



Wartime Deeds of Henry Bloch Subject of New Book

Henry Bloch enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack and was trained as a navigator for bomber missions. He flew 32 missions over Europe as a navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress. His first mission was the third-ever raid over Berlin by the Allies. Bloch’s wartime experiences, and the impact […]

Henry Bloch on His Paintings’ New Home at Nelson-Atkins

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art previews its newly-renovated Bloch Galleries, which feature Henry Bloch’s 29 donated works of art.

How Henry and Marion Built Their Art Collection

Henry Bloch shares stories behind acquiring some of the 29 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings that he has donated to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Bloch Family Foundation Will Finance Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Renovation

The Bloch Family Foundation will finance a nearly two-year, $11.7 million renovation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art designed to house an expanded impressionist and post-impressionist collection. The new space will bring into public view 29 works from the personal collection of Henry and Marion Bloch, a gift of paintings promised by the family in […]

Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation Announces Generous Gift to Saint Luke’s Hospital

The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation has committed $12 million to Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. In recognition of the gift, and to honor her life-long service to community, Saint Luke’s Health System will recognize its Neuroscience Institute as the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.