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.
Dec 3, 2007

Quite a year for football in our region, no? Whether you wear blue and red, or gold and black, one thing's for sure--givers are winners! Did you know that Trent Green and his wife, Julie, e...

Nov 26, 2007

How much trouble can a seven-year-old get into during ten unsupervised minutes? I now know the answer. "I'm going to get a drink of water," she said as she made her way up the stai...

Nov 19, 2007

Feeling like a turkey because you missed the informational scholarship luncheon at the Community Foundation last week? Never fear, click here if you would like us to send you the materials. ...

Nov 12, 2007

The Prairie Star Elementary School cookie dough sale is my latest experience with a volunteer-driven fundraising effort. Unfortunately I was an embarrassment to my first grader when I was th...

Nov 5, 2007

How did you spend that extra hour on Sunday morning? I always plan far too many activities to fill the hour we gain "falling back," from getting the kids' winter clothes ready, to ...

Oct 29, 2007

It is not yet Halloween and already my kids have collected way too much candy, earned through their appearances at the school fall festival last night dressed up as a lamb, princess, and det...

Oct 22, 2007

The magic number at our house this weekend was seven. Ann celebrated her seventh birthday with pizza, cake, and about seven new Webkinz. At the Community Foundation, the magic number wasn't ...

Oct 15, 2007

When my first grader brings home papers with a lot of check marks, that is not necessarily a good thing! We work on spelling and math every night to ensure that Ann earns as few check marks ...

Sep 17, 2007

Destination wedding hotspots: Hawaii, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman . . . . and Kansas City! Yes, Kansas City. My sister's wedding over the weekend drew friends from around the country right her...

Aug 27, 2007

Summer is a great time for visiting friends, near and far. In July, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation convened representatives from sixteen foundations to share the positive impac...

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