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Kansas City’s Leading Advocate for Children’s Charities and Animal Welfare.

Our Mission

Knowing that Brian believed in the Jesuit tradition of being “A Man for Others,” it is our aim to positively touch the lives of others through charitable giving, providing educational opportunities and promoting animal welfare in his name. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation. Contact Us to get Involved.

Brian M. Anselmo

Brian Anselmo was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a young man with great promise whose life was cut short at age 28.

How We Help

Every dollar you donate stays in Kansas City.

We have donated over 2,000,000 to over 20 local charities.

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Dine & Dance with the Stars

June 11, 2022

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Dine and Dance with the Stars is a competition based on the hit tv show Dancing with the Stars. Local “celebrities” dance to raise money for the charities BMA supports. They are partnered with local professional dancers. The person who gets the most votes ($20 per vote) becomes the grand champion and takes home the coveted mirror ball. Professional dancers from the actual television show join us as judges, as well as perform and auction off dances with themselves. Emcees are 610 Sports Bob Fescoe and Fox 4 Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith.

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“The BMA Foundation has been a partner with us from the beginning, enabling us to spread awareness about childhood cancer and raise funding to support targeted pediatric cancer research in ways that we would not have otherwise been able to.  Their selfless acts of services are helping change generations of lives!”
 
Scott Wilson
Founder
Noah’s Bandage Project
“The BMA Foundation is an integral part of the philanthropic landscape for so many important charitable organizations in Kansas City.”
 
“There is no doubt that the BMA Foundation’s support of Charlie’s House was instrumental in building the nation’s first safety demonstration home in Kansas City; and their continued partnership is a vital part of our ability to prevent accidents and injuries to children in and around the home.”
 
Brett Horn
Founder
Charlie’s House
“The BMA Foundation is a vital partner to St. Regis Academy’s Soar With The Eagles Scholarship Fund.  Our Scholarship funds enable us to serve our community and the hardworking individuals who are seeking a Christ-centered, liberal arts education for their child(ren). We are forever grateful to the BMA Foundation and their continued efforts in supporting our mission.”
 
Robin Fisher
Principal
St. Regis Academy
“Bags of Fun KC is so grateful to have partnered with the BMA Foundation for the last several years.  Monies received from their grants have enabled us to expand our program to include many different pediatric populations that would not have gotten a bag of fun before.  Through our partnership we have been able to deliver the healing power of play to hundreds of children in the fight for their lives!”
 
Louisa Weinrich
Executive Director
Bags of Fun
“KidsTLC has had the honor of being involved with the BMA Foundation for many years. Throughout our relationship, this foundation has raised critically needed funds that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for hundreds of children and their families. Brian’s legacy is truly living on through those that are finding hope and healing on our campus each and every day!”

Dr. Erin Dugan
President & CEO
KidsTLC

Did You Know?

In 2010 BMA built a turkey exhibit at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead to educate kids about heritage breed turkeys which Brian raised.

BMA has a special teams football award at Rockhurst High School.

In 2019 the Brian Anselmo Friendship Commons opened at the Rockhurst High School fieldhouse.

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Charities We Support

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