VMLY&R Foundation Celebrates $2 Million in Giving

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VMLY&R, a global marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City, established the VMLY&R Foundation at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2005. The VMLY&R Foundation recently surpassed $2 million in giving back to the communities where VMLY&R employees live and work. This incredible milestone comes at a special time of year for the VMLY&R Foundation. September serves as …

Florence: How You Can Help Now

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Tropical Depression Florence has impacted thousands on the east coast and continues to create damage as it makes its way inland. As it creeps slowly along its path and as the land becomes increasingly saturated, conditions are expected to worsen. For those looking to help with damage and recovery efforts, supporting local community foundations is an effective use of relief …

Unexpected Encounters: An Exhibit of Generosity

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Giving back to your community comes in many forms. Some donate their time by volunteering, while others give charitable assets to specific causes or organizations. This summer, visitors to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art experienced the generosity of donors through Unexpected Encounters, an exhibit highlighting works of art gifted to the museum by generous donors within the past nine years. …

Supporting Postsecondary Education Dreams with Gene Balloun

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Many years ago, Gene Balloun and his wife Sheila became foster parents and entered the world of foster care and adoption. Gene, a lawyer by trade, often served as a wealth of knowledge about the legal aspects of adoption for other foster and adoptive parents. Gene began conducting pro bono public adoption cases through his employer, Kansas City-based firm Shook …