Pursuing Impactful Philanthropy: A Conversation with Claude Thau

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving

Donor-advised funds serve as the perfect giving vehicle for individuals, families and companies alike who want to make a difference in their communities. At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we’re honored to work with donors who use their charitable giving accounts to support the causes they care about most. Community Foundation donors Claude and Tina Thau use their donor-advised …

Making Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

As the end of the year approaches, if you are age 70 ½ or older with a tax-deferred individual retirement account (IRA), you may be thinking about your required minimum distribution, or RMD. RMDs are mandatory distributions from your IRA that increase your total taxable income. If you are already giving to charity, you might consider directing your IRA distribution …

Ways to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

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As three wildfires burned across the state of California, many lost their lives and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. Shaping up to be one of California’s worst years for wildfires in recent years, strong winds and dry air created difficulty for firefighters to contain the fires. For those looking to support communities affected by the wildfires, several …

Giving Team Spotlight: LaVon Colhour

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LaVon Colhour, Manager of Corporate Services at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, helps businesses of all sizes create and expand corporate giving programs. She knows that maintaining a culture of giving back is important, and the Community Foundation’s custom corporate giving programs help businesses do just that. LaVon and her team help companies set up corporate foundations, make grants …

Building Successful Workplace Volunteer Programs

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With younger generations entering the workforce, an increasing number of employees expect companies to play a part in giving back to the community. Volunteer programs can help businesses make a difference and increase employee engagement with the company. At a recent Corporate Giving Network, representatives from companies around the Kansas City metro gathered to discuss workplace volunteer programs and hear …