An Introduction to Opportunity Zones: A Conversation with Ross Baird

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A lesser-known aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a tax incentive for investors to invest in designated economically distressed areas across the country, known as Opportunity Zones. Ross Baird, national expert on Opportunity Zones, recently joined Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor on the Grow Your Giving podcast. They discuss how Opportunity Zones in Kansas City and across …

Advising Across Generations: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker

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Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor recently sat down with Sharna Goldseker on our podcast to discuss how financial planners, wealth managers, accountants, attorneys and other professional advisors working with charitable clients can approach the topic of family philanthropy as we face the largest wealth transfer in our history. Listen to Sharna and Whitney’s conversation on the Grow Your Giving podcast, …

Engaging the Entire Family in Philanthropy

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The Community Foundation recently welcomed Sharna Goldseker, Executive Director of 21/64, to Kansas City for a series of events focused on multigenerational philanthropy. 21/64 is an organization dedicated to serving philanthropic and family enterprises across the country. Senior Philanthropic Advisors Whitney Hosty and Gwen Wurst are 21/64 Certified Advisors and lead our work with families, helping engage all generations in …

National Expert in Family Giving Featured in Upcoming Events Series

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Later this month, Sharna Goldseker, a nationally recognized expert in multigenerational engagement, will lead several interactive sessions about how different generations approach their wealth and their philanthropy. Sharna Goldseker is the executive director of 21/64, an organization serving philanthropic and family enterprises across the country. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation staff has worked closely with Sharna and her team …

Celebrating $4 Billion in Charitable Giving

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We are thrilled to share that our donors have granted more than $4 billion to charitable causes since our humble beginning in 1978. “This is a huge milestone for our donors,” says President & CEO Debbie Wilkerson. “We are honored that so many generous individuals, families and businesses choose us to help them carry out their charitable legacies.” As we …

Year-End Giving Deadlines and Holiday Hours

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Gifts to donor-advised funds and grants to nonprofits are flying in and out of our office as quickly as ever as we approach the end of 2018. We are here to help you with any last-minute contributions to your fund or grants from your fund to your favorite charities. Please keep in mind that the IRS requires all 2018 charitable …

Pursuing Impactful Philanthropy: A Conversation with Claude Thau

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Donor-advised funds serve as the perfect giving vehicle for individuals, families and companies alike who want to make a difference in their communities. At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we’re honored to work with donors who use their charitable giving accounts to support the causes they care about most. Community Foundation donors Claude and Tina Thau use their donor-advised …

Ways to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

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As three wildfires burned across the state of California, many lost their lives and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. Shaping up to be one of California’s worst years for wildfires in recent years, strong winds and dry air created difficulty for firefighters to contain the fires. For those looking to support communities affected by the wildfires, several …

Hurricane Michael: An Update on How to Support Recovery Efforts

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Shortly after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that has affected communities across the southeastern United States. For those looking to support long-term recovery efforts, several community foundations in the affected areas have established and activated relief funds: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: Music City Cares …

Innovative Approaches to Postsecondary Education

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At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from postsecondary education advocates who are working to help make postsecondary education more attainable for more students in the Kansas City metro area. Panelists represented organizations that are newly established and rely heavily on financial support from individual donors. Donors first heard from Dr. Beth Tankersley-Bankhead and …