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.
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...

Aug 20, 2007

What a weekend of celebrations! Saturday was Eva's first birthday, and she enjoyed every minute of all the attention. Her three-year-old sister "helped" her open all of her present...

Aug 6, 2007

All of my babies take after me in that none of them walks before 15 months . . . . and it doesn't look like Eva will be an exception. At 11 1/2 months, she is perfectly satisfied motoring ar...

Jul 29, 2007

The summer lull (!) is such a great time to work through that to do list—even those dreaded "some day" tasks that have been on the list for years, like repainting peeling win...

Jul 23, 2007

What's the recipe for the perfect brownie? That was my question today as I faced a baking project. None of the recipe books seemed to capture the rising demand at my house for heavy chocolat...

Jul 16, 2007

I have always believed it is important to know how to swim. You just never know when you might find yourself tossed overboard without a life jacket. My mother, certified in lifesaving, made ...

Jul 2, 2007

Ann is looking forward to our annual Independence Day tradition. She has loved the Fourth of July since she was little. At age two, she proclaimed it her favorite holiday . . . . at that age...

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