Paint, Pottery, and Postsecondary Education Goals

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In 1991, Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery to showcase the work of regional artists. After a successful 15 years in the business, Paul felt it was time to start helping others. In 2006, Paul paid a visit to Paseo Academy, a local charter school, and was devastated by what he saw in the art classrooms. “These were intelligent kids making …

Midwestern Flooding: How You Can Help Now

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Recent flooding has devastated communities across the Midwest, specifically in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as rivers continue to rise. The floods, magnified by melting snow and heavy rainfall, have caused more than a billion dollars in estimated damage, with that number expected to increase over time. For those looking to …

Charitable Giving Tax Strategy: Bunching Donations in a Donor-Advised Fund

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Tax season is in full swing, and as taxpayers are completing their tax returns, they are seeing first-hand the effects of the tax law changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many individuals and families have had to rethink their giving strategy to ensure they can still take advantage of the tax benefits associated with charitable giving. The standard …

Durwood Foundation Celebrates Early Childhood Education Leaders

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Earlier this year, 23 representatives from Kansas City early childhood education organizations gathered together over lunch at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to celebrate their work, share their knowledge, and express their gratitude to the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation. The Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, better known simply as the Durwood Foundation, has provided funding to early childhood education programs …

An Introduction to Opportunity Zones: A Conversation with Ross Baird

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A lesser-known aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a tax incentive for investors to invest in designated economically distressed areas across the country, known as Opportunity Zones. Ross Baird, national expert on Opportunity Zones, recently joined Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor on the Grow Your Giving podcast. They discuss how Opportunity Zones in Kansas City and across …