The H&R Block Business & Career Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., is a dedicated service center that helps customers to become successful entrepreneurs, invest money wisely, find jobs and develop careers, organize personal finances, establish and sustain non-profits, and improve financial literacy.
The H&R Block Business & Career Center is made possible through the generous support of H&R Block and the H&R Block Foundation.
Henry Bloch, born July 30, 1922, founded H&R Block with his brother, Richard Bloch, in 1955. H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services company with 13,000 locations in the U.S. and 23.5 million clients. A generous gift to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from Henry and Marion Bloch created the Bloch Building, which houses the museum's contemporary and African art, photography and special exhibits, and increased the Museum's capacity by 55 percent. Henry Bloch’s generosity also created the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Richard Bloch, born February 15, 1926, was co-founder of H&R Block. In 1978, Richard was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Refusing to accept this prognosis, he sought treatment at the M.D. Anderson Center in Houston. He was cured after two years of aggressive therapy and later survived a battle with colon cancer. Richard and his wife, Annette, then devoted their energies to helping cancer patients by establishing the Cancer Hotline and the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation. Richard Bloch passed away on July 21, 2004, of heart failure.