Dolph Simons Jr., Lawrence Journal-World editor and publisher, was one of five people named to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts' board of directors.
The foundation is a public charity that pools financial resources from donors throughout the greater Kansas City area and distributes these funds as grants to area health, education, community and cultural organizations.
Joining Simons with three-year terms are Paul Henson, chairman of Kansas City Southern Industries and former chairman of United Telecommunications Inc.; David F. Oliver, an attorney with Smith, Gill, Fisher & Butts; John H. "Jack" Robinson, managing partner of Black & Veatch; and Mildred Watson, a commissioner with the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mo.
Adele Hall was re-elected for a second term as chairman, as was vice chairman A. Drue Jennings, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Kansas City Power & Light Co. Elected as secretary was George Bittner, vice president of finance for the foundation. Richard C. Green, chairman and president of UtiliCorp United Inc., was elected treasurer.