Best picture? Not exactly!

If there were such a thing as Oscars for charitable giving, you can be sure that your community foundation right here in Kansas City would be a winner! A leader in the industry for more than a decade, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation over the years has  launched some of philanthropy’s most innovative tools for a better way to give. From Ewing Kauffman’s landmark gift of the Royals baseball team into a donor advised fund, to the debut of the first online charitable fund management system, to the nation’s first Giving Card, the Community Foundation has never been afraid to try new things.

Eva is not afraid to try new things, either, although unfortunately her first experience at the theater would not make the cut for positive experiences in her three-and-a-half years of life. My fault for taking her to a movie with lots of scary scenes! The Lightning Thief was perfect for big sister Ann, but Eva and I ended up spending most of the movie by the concession stand. Two bags of popcorn later, Eva looked at me and said, “Mommy, next time let’s see the princess one.”

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