Dave Frantze Selected as One of the Kindest Kansas Citians
Stinson Leonard Street LLP partner Dave Frantze was recently inducted into the Kansas City Kindness Crew as part of Synergy Services 25th annual Kindest Kansas Citian awards.
The awards dinner was May 8 at The View at Briarcliff in Kansas City. Kansas City students were asked to nominate an individual who has touched them with kindness and exemplifies the best of the city. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade nominated nearly 5,500 people for the awards. The students submitted art work, videos and essays.
The event celebrates the work done to prevent bullying in local schools. It is part of Synergy Services’ STOP Violence Prevention Program, which helps youth of all ages overcome bullying and develop healthy relationships.
Synergy Services, Inc. provides a full continuum of care to assist individuals and families with immediate respite from violence, and services which empower clients to find and choose good options for future safety and success.
Frantze and his wife, Geri, are leaders in many local charities including the Boy Scouts of America and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“I am very proud and humbled by this recognition,” Frantze said. “Violence and bullying in our schools is an important issue. Synergy is an amazing organization, and it has accomplished a great deal toward ensuring our students’ safety. Synergy has made it clear to me that it will take the combined efforts of our entire community to end violence and bullying.”
Frantze co-chairs the firm’s real estate practice division. He routinely represents developers, property owners and municipalities in projects that require the use of development incentives. He has helped numerous economic development and job creation projects achieve success by leading the formation of public/private partnerships. His résumé includes the redevelopment of Kansas City's Union Station and the development of the Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District. Recently, Frantze handled the expansion of the headquarters for Burns & McDonnell Engineering, as well as the relocation of the headquarters of Dairy Farmers of America Inc. and Freightquote.com. He also led the effort that brought together a $1.7 billion-plus incentive package for the new Cerner Corp.’s Trails Campus in Kansas City. That project is valued at nearly $4.5 billion.