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.

Behind-the-Scenes: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

While the museum is closed for a major renovation, join us for a sneak peek of the planned improvements and to learn about the importance of historical preservation. All Ages
Date: August 27
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Since the museum is under construction, closed-toe shoes are required to attend.
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Connect with your charitable peers in a small group setting to gain knowledge, confidence and momentum in your philanthropy.

Advancing Pediatric Cancer Research
Hear from local medical leaders who are advancing childhood cancer research to make the Midwest a destination for pediatric precision medicine.
Date: September 5
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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Integrating Arts in Education
Explore how integrating arts in educational settings creates better educators and more engaged students.
Date: October 25
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Young Audiences
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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: November 4
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
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Donor Volunteer Opportunity
Gather the family together to serve a local charity.

Wayside Waifs
Help Wayside Waifs sustain a clean facility and provide a happy and healthy environment for animals at the shelter. Ages 8+
Date: October 15
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Wayside Waifs
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Other Special Events

For Private Foundations
Roundtable discussions for trustees and directors from private family foundations. 

Family Foundation Forum: Stories of Succession Planning
Discuss succession planning with other family foundation trustees from across Kansas City, including what has worked, what has not worked, and what's ahead as the next generation of philanthropists join the effort.
Date: September 18
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
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For Professional Advisors
Special events for wealth managers, financial planners, accountants, attorneys and other professional advisors who serve charitable clients.

Tips and Trends in Charitable Giving
Explore the current giving landscape and strategies to help your clients give. We will discuss donor-advised funds and how they compare to private foundations, impact investing, donating complex assets, and charitable giving tax strategies like bunching, qualified charitable distributions from IRAs and more.
Date: September 24
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
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For more information and to RSVP, contact Sidney Peterson at 816.627.3414 or

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