The Role of Philanthropy in Rural Communities

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The word “rural” can be hard to define. For many, the word conjures up images of rolling hills and vast farmland, tiny towns steeped in deep history and tradition. For some, it might mean the decline of a close-knit community brought on by advances in technology and the draw of bigger towns and cities nearby. A fluid definition is fitting …

Northland Donors Gather to Celebrate Philanthropy

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For more than two decades, philanthropists, volunteers and community leaders have gathered every year to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Northland Community Foundation and its donors. At this year’s Annual Celebration Breakfast, Northland community donors recognized nine area students who received a total of $11,000 in various scholarships funded by Northland Community Foundation donors. The Virjean Burton …

Philanthropy and Disaster Relief with Lori Bertman

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation exists to serve donors and help them give to the causes they care deeply about. We know that donors’ passions are exacerbated in a time of greater need, as is the case during and after a disaster or tragedy. Donors come to us to determine how they can help when disaster strikes, and we’re …

Corporate Giving Success Story: Burns & McDonnell

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Since 2009, the Burns & McDonnell Foundation has partnered with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to create and enhance its corporate charitable giving programs, awarding more than $19 million to the communities in which Burns & McDonnell employee-owners live and work. An employee-owned company headquartered in Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and …