Henry Bloch

2:34 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Bloch Business School Opens Expansion At UMKC

Benefactor is welcomed to first public view of new Henry Bloch Executive Hall at UMKC.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is putting its first students into the newly expanded business school.  The $32 million “Henry Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation” opens August 19. 

Finished construction marks the biggest single money-gift the school has ever gotten.

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Story Corps
4:57 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

StoryCorps in KC: Henry Bloch and Thomas Bloch

Henry Bloch and Thomas Bloch, recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth, Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Tuesday during Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story from the MobileBooth in Kansas City.

In 1990, H & R Block co-founder, Henry Bloch was denied membership to the Kansas City Country Club for being Jewish. In protest, world class golfer, Tom Watson resigned. Henry Bloch tells his son, Thomas what happened, and how it changed the club's membership policies to this day.

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