Corporate Citizen Award | Summit Homes

Toast to Our Towns

Toast to Our Towns

September 23, 2023

Businesses Giving Back

Each year, Truman Heartland recognizes a corporate citizen whose generosity in charitable giving tremendously impacts the region we serve. Our community is a generous one, and we consider it a privilege to recognize those companies whose philanthropy makes our community a better place to live and serve.


The 2022 Corporate Citizen of the Year is Summit Homes.

Summit Homes is the largest new home builder in Kansas City. They are a Berkshire-Hathaway-backed team that has built more than 2,000 beautiful homes since opening in 2002. The Summit Homes team has won more than 120 awards for industry excellence, but the company’s real heart lies in its commitment to building and supporting strong and healthy children and communities. 

What started as a St. Jude’s Dream Home build grew into more than a decade of corporate charitable giving. However, Summit Homes does more than offer financial support to organizations making a difference in our communities; leadership and staff are actively engaged in volunteering, giving freely of their time and expertise. Summit Homes walks the talk when it comes to philanthropy, from hosting career days so kids can learn about construction trade opportunities to distributing diapers for local families. Drumm Farm Center for Children, Harvesters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kansas City, Happy Bottoms, and Hope Haven are just a few recipients of Summit Homes’ generosity. 

Past Recipients

2021 – Continental Siding
2020 – Speaks Chapels
2019 – GEHA
2018 – Tingle Flooring
2017 – Cable-Dahmer Automotive Group
2016 – Missouri Mavericks
2015 – Mid-Continent Public Library
2014 – Corporate Copy Print
2013 – Silverstein Eye Centers
2011 – Rotary District 6040, Heartland Service Award
2010 – Centerpoint Medical Center
2009 – Data Systems International
2008 – MeraVic
2006 – The EXAMINER
2005 – Meyer Music
2004 – Haldex
2003 – Commerce Bank
2002 – Jim Kidwell Construction
2001 – American Sterling Bank
2000 – Blue Ridge Bank & Trust



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