Notable Guests

Many prominent people have been guests on KC Cares. Along with the leaders of local and national nonprofit organizations, we’ve interviewed local and national leaders in philanthropy, industry, education, arts, medicine, law enforcement, sports and government, including:

Ed Asner Emmy award-winning actor
Rich Baker President and CEO, Starlight Theatre
Shawn Barber Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Henry Bloch Founder, H&R Block
Harlan Brownlee Executive Director, Arts KC (Regular contributor)
Stan Bushman Founder, Bushman Community Endowment
Frank Byrne Executive Director, Kansas City Symphony
Jeffrey Byrne President, Jeffrey Byrne and Associates (Regular Contributor)
Devon Carney Artistic Director, Kansas City Ballet
Gen. George Casey, Jr. Former US Army Chief of Staff
Bill Chapin Sr. VP of Business Operations, Kansas City Chiefs
Jane Chu Former Executive Director, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
Toby Cook VP of Community Affairs, Kansas City Royals
John Douglass Former Chief, Overland Park Police Department
Christa Dubill Anchor, KSHB TV
Trent Green Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Nick Haines Public Affairs Director, KCPT Public Television
Barnett Helzberg Founder, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program
Bush Helzberg Former Chairman, University Academy
Priest Holmes Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Mark Jorgenson Market President, Kansas City US Bank
Eddie Kennison Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Kevin Lockett Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Laurie McCormack Board Chair, NP Connect
Darrin McDonald General Manager, KCTV
Jasper Mirable Owner/Chef, Jasper’s
Danny O'Neill Bean Baron, The Roasterie
Bob Regnier President, Bank of Blue Valley
David Renz Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC
Tony Richardson Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Rob Riggle Actor / Comedian
Maj. Dan Rooney Founder, Folds of Honor
Paul Rudd Actor
Sister Berta Sailer Co-Founder, Operation Breakthrough
Will Shields Former Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Ronald Slepitza President, Avila College
Alex Smith Player, Kansas City Chiefs
Sarah Smith General Manager, KMBC
Frank White Former Player, Kansas City Royals
Debbie Wilkerson President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Randy Wisthoff Director, Kansas City Zoo
Phil Witt Anchor, WDAF TV