Donor Education Programs

Join us to hear from experts on how to make the most of your giving.

Please note that donor education programs are open only to Community Foundation donors, their families and advisors. We also welcome wealth managers, financial planners, accountants, insurance professionals, attorneys and other advisors working with philanthropic clients to join us at our learning opportunities.

West Bottoms Roundup at the American Royal
Dust off your boots! We’re headed to Kansas City’s West Bottoms to explore the 124th annual American Royal Livestock Show. During our visit, we’ll learn about the American Royal’s efforts to lead food and agriculture education and experiences through their livestock shows, barbecue competitions, rodeos, youth outreach and more.
Friday, October 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. 
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Game On! Explore Kansas City's World Cup Journey with Kathy Nelson
As the city warms up for the FIFA World Cup™ in 2026,  join us to hear from Kansas City Sports Commission President and CEO Kathy Nelson about what makes Kansas City an ideal host city.
Thursday, October 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.
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Disaster Giving: How can you help?
Join us for an exclusive discussion with leaders from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and USA for UNHCR, who will share their latest insights from the disaster relief field. We will learn ways to best support organizations doing critical work in helping individuals, families and communities — both locally and globally — who are facing unique disasters and emergency hardships.
Tuesday, November 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. Central on Zoom 
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Making the Most of Your Donor-Advised Fund 
Whether you recently established your charitable fund or you have been giving through your fund for many years, the Community Foundation is here to help you make the most of your fund. We invite you to join us to learn how to use your donor-advised fund to make the world a better place through your generosity. 
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Conversations to Inspire Your Philanthropy

Whether you are an experienced philanthropist, new to your journey, or looking to reset your priorities in a new phase of life, our Conversations to Inspire Your Philanthropy can get you brainstorming about your philanthropy. Choose from a variety of topics and pass along the invitation to your family members or anyone involved in your philanthropy.

Are you interested in a private session covering one or more of these topics? Book a session with a philanthropic advisor today.

Are you a representative from a wealth management firm or family office? We offer customized sessions covering these topics for your peers and clients on an individual, family or group level.

Motivations to Give: Exploring the principles that drive your philanthropic decisions.
In this small group virtual setting, you will explore the principles that drive your philanthropic decisions. Our philanthropic advisors will help you identify how your values can steer your future giving to uncover more meaningful philanthropy.
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Inspiring Generosity through the Generations
In today’s resource-rich environment, we are bombarded by messages that make it seem like it’s better to get than to give. As adults, how can we inspire the young ones around us to ditch "the getting" and move towards cheerful giving? Hear best practices for being more intentional when actively influencing children and teens to grow goodness around them.
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