Who We Are

Fore the Kids exists to Encourage to live and Support with Care

Child hugging parent

Why We Do What We Do

Our Vision

To help every kid smile from the enjoyment of life and support positive mental health through improving community awareness and advocating access to high quality care and research.

Values

Trust, Stewardship, Access, Meaningful Metrics, Credibility, Engagement

Giving History

2021

Nick Timmons Endowed Chair

Dr. Sarah Soden accepts the Chair position at Children’s Mercy, bringing research and innovation to the department.

2020

Nick’s Voice

With a record breaking $900,000 donation, Fore the Kids Foundation allowed for the elevation of the Nick Timmons Endowed Chair in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences.

2020

The Children’s Place

Fore the Kids donates $100,000 to The Children’s Place of Kansas City, allowing the organization to open two additional classrooms

2019

Nick’s Voice

Fore the Kids donates $746,967 to continue the growth of the Nick Timmons Endowed Professorship and school-based social worker program with Blue Valley.

2019

The Children’s Place

Fore the Kids donates $70,000 to the Children’s Place of Kansas City. A center for children under the age of 10 who have suffered from trauma.

2018

Endowed Professorship

Fore the Kids raises $609,380 for Children’s Mercy allowing for the creation of the Nick Timmons Endowed Professorship in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences.

2018

School-Based Mental Health Initiatives

Through the Nick’s Voice Fund, Fore the Kids devoted its resources to enhancing a school-based mental health initiative between Children’s Mercy and the Blue Valley School District.

2017

Nick’s Voice Fund – Mental Health Services

October 2017, Fore the Kids Foundation raised $456,829 for the Nick’s Voice fund with a goal to educate our community about the signs, treatments, and therapy related to mental health and dramatically decrease the suicide rates in Kansas City.

$456,829

2017

Nick’s Voice Fund – Mental Health Services

Fore the Kids suffered a loss of one of their own to suicide. Nick Timmons passing shifted the motivations of the foundation to mental health initiatives.

Amount raised by Fore The Kids:

$456,829

2016

Two Ambulances

Partnering with the Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City, Fore the Kids raised $668,970. Enough money to purchase two additional ambulances for the hospital.

Amount raised by Fore The Kids:

$668,970

2015

Ambulance

In 2015, the Fore the Kids Foundation purchased the first and only 24-hour a day, seven days a week transport ambulance dedicated to neonates, children, and adolescents.

Amount raised by Fore The Kids:

$320,000

2015

Leo’s Place

Children’s Mercy dedicates a playroom in the cancer center to Fore the Kids family member, Leo Scott.

2014

Canine Therapy

Children’s Mercy hired two therapy dogs with a $97,245 donation that provided comfort, motivation, and smiles to many kids in cancer and epilepsy departments

$97,245

2013

Blue Valley Sports Medicine Clinic

With a donation of $121,530, Fore the Kids helped fund the Children’s Mercy Blue Valley Sports Med. Clinic in Johnson County.

Amount raised by Fore the Kids:

$121,530

2012

Child Life

Fore the Kids donated $105,400 to the Child Life Department at Children’s Mercy making the hospital experience easier and more comfortable for patients and their families.

Amount raised by Fore the Kids:

$105,400

2011

iPads for Child Life

Fore the Kids purchased over 70+ ipads to the Child Life department with a $100,000 donation.

Amount raised by Fore the Kids:

$100,000

2010

All-In-One bedside Units

An additional $71,540 was donated to Children’s Mercy for more all-in-one bedside units in the burn unit, as well as Child Life Team inpatient units.

Amount raised by Fore The Kids:

$71,540

2009

All-In-One Bedside Units

Fore the Kids raised $67,275 to supply Children’s Mercy with all-in-one bedside units in the burn unit.

Amount raised by Fore The Kids:

$67,275

2005

Fore the Kids partners with Children’s Mercy to raise funds to purchase laptops and entertainment for every long-term bed. 

 

2001

The first Fore the Kids Golf Tournament.

Who We Help

Fore the Kids Foundation strives to make an impact on the mental health of children ranging from toddlers to teens in  the Kansas City area. 

The Devastating Truth about Suicide:

  • More teenagers die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
  • 1 in 5 children and adolescents in our community will need to be evaluated for ADHD, depression, anxiety or other behavioral health diagnosis.
  • 15.04% of students have admitting to actually making a plan about how they are going to take their own life in 2016.

Board of Directors

Kevin Timmons

Kevin Timmons

Nick and Jake’s

Dan Beutler

Dan Beutler

George J. Shaw Construction

Quentin Patterson

Quentin Patterson

Team Safety

Brian Scott

Brian Scott

Acord Cox & Scott, LLC

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Community Volunteer

Mark Sylvester

Mark Sylvester

Community Volunteer

John Barnes

John Barnes

Community Volunteer

Haley Prophet

Haley Prophet

Garmin

Tracy MacDonald

Tracy MacDonald

Executive Director of Fore the Kids Foundation

Ex Officio Board Members

Dr. Steve Leeder – Children’s Mercy 

Megan Boos – Children’s Mercy 

Tim McCoy – Yoodle