Behind-the-Scenes at Union Station

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Union Station, sitting in the heart of Kansas City, was the gathering place for a recent behind-the-scenes event for Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors. Families with children and grandchildren of all ages gathered to explore the architectural masterpiece and hear the complex history of Union Station. The event began with brief remarks from George Guastello, President and CEO of …

Hurricane Michael: An Update on How to Support Recovery Efforts

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Shortly after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that has affected communities across the southeastern United States. For those looking to support long-term recovery efforts, several community foundations in the affected areas have established and activated relief funds: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: Music City Cares …

Joyful Giving: A Conversation with Ann Harbin

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Ann Harbin works as the Senior Study Director at International Agriculture Research Inc. and has traveled around the world with her work, opening her eyes to many opportunities to give back. Ann and her husband Don are passionate about making education attainable and accessible. They choose to use their donor-advised fund to help support the education of students in Kansas …

Innovative Approaches to Postsecondary Education

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At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from postsecondary education advocates who are working to help make postsecondary education more attainable for more students in the Kansas City metro area. Panelists represented organizations that are newly established and rely heavily on financial support from individual donors. Donors first heard from Dr. Beth Tankersley-Bankhead and …