Blog Posts By: Steve Roling


Keep the line moving

Royals manager Ned Yost and World Series trophy

November 10, 2015


I started playing baseball at a very early age, and I have always loved the sport and the important life lessons learned by playing team sports. So as you can imagine, these last few months for me have been like living on a cloud. Every day, another exciting come-from-behind win or bitter disappointment. Luckily for […]

Strong Ethics Shaped HCF

February 2, 2015


Shortly after I was hired as the President/CEO, founding board Chairman Dr. Harry Jonas asked me to contact several relatively new foundations around the country to find out what mistakes they made in their start-up years, and what things they did early on that they found successful. I was pleasantly surprised with how open other […]

Strong Ethics Shaped HCF

February 2, 2015


Shortly after I was hired as the President/CEO, founding board Chairman Dr. Harry Jonas asked me to contact several relatively new foundations around the country to find out what mistakes they made in their start-up years, and what things they did early on that they found successful. I was pleasantly surprised with how open other […]

It’s More Than a Game

October 20, 2014


Editor’s Note: On the eve of the Kansas City Royals first World Series in 29 years, HCF asked our most loyal Royals fan, former President/CEO Steve Roling, to reflect on the upcoming games. Every so often a moment happens that you’ll remember the rest of your life. Last Wednesday evening, when the Kansas City Royals […]

The Voyage Comes to a Close

August 28, 2013


On March 31, 2008 I wrote my first post for “Steve’s Blog,” and today will be my last time writing on this blog, as I am retiring at the end of August. Sometimes it takes just minutes to express what I am thinking about and at other times — like today — the words come […]

Working with HCF Associates a Privilege

August 21, 2013


My time at HCF is coming to a close. On Aug. 14, I participated in my last HCF board meeting. These last few days are full of cleaning my office (which is no easy task), finishing some projects I am working on, and sharing stories and memories of the last nine years. My last day […]

Medicaid Expansion Should Be Based on Facts, Not Politics

August 15, 2013


The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) recently published a report called: Data Book: Missouri Health and Health Care. This report was designed to help members of the Missouri legislature understand the facts of the Missouri Medicaid program so that legislators could make informed decisions in the upcoming session. Some interesting facts from this report I want […]

Kauffman Attributed His Success to the Golden Rule

August 8, 2013


On Aug. 1, 1993, Ewing Kauffman died. To honor this great man, several of us (pictured left) who currently work at HCF and who used to work at the Kauffman Foundation went to the Kauffman Gardens (where Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman are buried), along with several former Kauffman Foundation board members, and paid tribute to […]

The Best Years Are Still Ahead of Us

July 30, 2013


Congratulations to Dr. Bridget McCandless, the newly elected President/CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Dr. McCandless is a well-known physician who is a dedicated and well-informed community activist and leader on local, state and national health-related issues that affect the poor and underserved. Her professional resume is very impressive, having serving […]

A Lifetime of Meeting People: HCF Associates Are Some of the Very Best

July 18, 2013


One of the good fortunes of working a long time is that you get to work with and take pride in people who distinguished themselves over the years. It is easy to spot potential in a young person and depending on hard work, some luck, and determination, many of my former associates in previous jobs […]


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