Kansas City is a place of doers and humble leaders.

– Kenneth Baum

About the Pinnacle Prize

Mission & Vision

The Pinnacle Prize was established in 2021 by Kenneth and Ann Baum – a generous couple who grew up in Kansas City, with a long history of philanthropic support for the arts, education, conservation, and social services.

They created The Pinnacle Prize with a civic spirit, to help Kansas City reach its full potential by investing in passionate, dedicated leaders 45 and under committed to improving the quality of life for all Kansas Citians – especially those who need help the most.

By inspiring these visionaries’ lives, and rewarding their ideas, initiative, drive and persistence, our hope is to change the future trajectory of our entire community.

One person can be quite the ripple

– Ann Baum