Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Feb 22, 2011

The transfer of more than $40 trillion in wealth by 2052, predicted by Paul Schervish and John Havens at the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, is underway. Charitable familie...

Feb 9, 2011

Just thought I would drop you a note to let you know how much we enjoyed Camp Charity this morning. The girls learned a lot and we had a great time in the process. Thank you so much for incl...

Feb 3, 2011

If you want to pass your charitable giving values to your children or grandchildren, you have to tell your story. Storytelling is a powerful way to demonstrate family values and serves ...

Feb 2, 2011

If you were given $10,000 to make a charitable gift, what would you fund? Jason Franklin teaches charitable giving classes at New York University so that students might become better givers...

Jan 27, 2011

Please enjoy today’s post from our guest contributor, Dr. Charles Porter. Residents of the Kansas City area should take great pride in the amazing things happening in our area. Achieve...

Jan 20, 2011

As a staff member of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, I have the privilege of working in the field of giving!  I often meet with donors and learn about their charitable pas...

Jan 11, 2011

In 9th Grade, David Battey was “encouraged” by his mother to begin volunteering. What he began reluctantly became a lifelong passion. After graduating from college he decided to start a ...

Jan 3, 2011

When one considers the value of corporate citizenship, we at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation point to IBM. Why IBM? Because last year alone, the multi-national firm was awa...

Dec 28, 2010

Today's post comes to us from a guest contributor. We're thrilled to hear from our colleague, Denise St. Omer! “Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you…but you...

Dec 20, 2010

Here we are the last week before Christmas and I’ll bet you just might have a few more last minute stocking stuffers to get. How about giving the gift of giving and starting a new h...

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