Community Foundation Events

Donor Education Events

Join us to meet your fellow Community Foundation donors and learn how to make the most of your giving. 

Please note that donor education events are open only to Community Foundation donors, their families and advisors.

Donor-to-Donor
Connect with your charitable peers in a small group setting to gain knowledge, confidence and momentum in your philanthropy.

Census 2020: Ensuring an Accurate Count
Hear how donors can support local efforts to educate, engage and mobilize residents who are likely to be hard-to-count in the 2020 Census.
Date: January 30
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mid-America Regional Council
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture
Explore national and regional efforts focused on supporting vibrant, healthy and just food and farm systems.
Date: February 20
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Making the Most of Your Donor-Advised Fund
Learn how to maximize our services and explore the benefits of having a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation. We will also cover several guidelines we follow to ensure your fund activity meets IRS requirements.
Date: March 25
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Saving Lives: Recovery from Substance Abuse
Discuss how organizations and philanthropy in Kansas City and across the country are saving lives using lasting recovery options for substance use disorders.
Date: April 2
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: First Call
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Donor Volunteer Opportunity
Gather the family together to serve a local charity.

Hillcrest Thrift Store
Volunteer at the Hillcrest Thrift Store to help end homelessness alongside Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Ages 10+
Date: February 11
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lenexa, Kan.
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Behind-the-Scenes

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Explore one of Kansas City's iconic cultural destinations and see what it takes to deliver an extraordinary performing arts experience. 
Date: March 2
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College
Tour Fort Leavenworth, the oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, D.C., and learn about the Command and General Staff College (CGSG) from the CGSG Foundation leaders. 
Date: April 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Shuttle information and more details to come.)
RSVP: Sidney Peterson, 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org

Questions? Contact Sidney Peterson at 816.627.3414 or peterson@growyourgiving.org.