Collaboration and Partnership: Advancing Pediatric Cancer Research through Philanthropy

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In early September, to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from local experts on how transformational gifts are advancing pediatric cancer research and offering hope of a future to children in the metro and around the world. Deliece Hofen, Founder and President of Braden’s Hope, shared the heart-wrenching story of her …

Supporting Cristo Rey Kansas City Students Through Scholarships

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation administers 250 scholarship funds. During the 2018-2019 school year, donors provided $3.3 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students. LaVon Colhour recently sat down with several guests on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss a local scholarship making a difference in the lives of students in Kansas City. LaVon was joined by …

Supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

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Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc throughout the Bahamas and along the east coast of the United States, causing extensive flooding, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and even claiming several lives. The full extent of the damage is still undetermined as relief workers make their way to the hardest-hit areas. A number of community foundations and organizations have compiled …

Celebrating Legacy on Grandparents’ Day

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Every year, we honor grandparents by celebrating Grandparents’ Day in early September. For many grandchildren, it is a fun-filled day with some of their greatest role models, their grandparents. For many grandparents, it is a very meaningful day with some of their favorite people, their grandchildren. Passing along family values to grandchildren is an important life goal of many grandparents. …