Supporting Australian Wildfire Relief

How to Support Australian Wildfire Relief

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More than 46 million acres of land have been burned by the wildfires raging across Australia. With an early start in September, the 2019-2020 wildfire season is unprecedented. The catastrophic fires have already claimed at least 33 lives with the death toll expected to rise. More than one billion animals, including many endangered species, are estimated to have also lost …

Multigenerational Families Encourage Philanthropy,
According to Study

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Charitable families and industry leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago earlier this month to discuss the current philanthropic landscape at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy. Sessions included topics on honoring family legacy, succession planning, racial equity, impact investing, and more. The conference also coincided with the release of the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s second family philanthropy …

A Legacy of Giving Time, Talent and Treasure

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors Carol and Tom Barnett both grew up with parents who instilled in them the golden rule: treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Raised to never place judgment on others and always lend a helping hand, Carol and Tom were both taught to help others whenever possible, even when that meant they …

Making a Greater Impact: A Conversation with Mollie Carter and Paul Chan

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Investment Analyst Trey Corbett sat down with Community Foundation donors Mollie Carter and Paul Chan on the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss impact investing, a strategy where donors use their charitable assets to make a social or environmental impact with a financial return. The Community Foundation has helped donors …

5 Ways to Maximize Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund

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Donors who give through a donor-advised fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation enjoy the ease and flexibility of our charitable funds as well as our best-in-class customer service team to help them along the way. Whether you recently established your donor-advised fund, or you have been giving through your fund for many years, we want to help you …

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Behind the Scenes at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

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Just hours before becoming an official construction site, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum before it closed to the public for the next year to undergo extensive renovations. The Library and Museum, one of 14 presidential libraries in the country, is administered by …

Collaboration and Partnership: Advancing Pediatric Cancer Research through Philanthropy

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In early September, to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from local experts on how transformational gifts are advancing pediatric cancer research and offering hope of a future to children in the metro and around the world. Deliece Hofen, Founder and President of Braden’s Hope, shared the heart-wrenching story of her …

Supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

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Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc throughout the Bahamas and along the east coast of the United States, causing extensive flooding, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and even claiming several lives. The full extent of the damage is still undetermined as relief workers make their way to the hardest-hit areas. A number of community foundations and organizations have compiled …

Celebrating Legacy on Grandparents’ Day

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Every year, we honor grandparents by celebrating Grandparents’ Day in early September. For many grandchildren, it is a fun-filled day with some of their greatest role models, their grandparents. For many grandparents, it is a very meaningful day with some of their favorite people, their grandchildren. Passing along family values to grandchildren is an important life goal of many grandparents. …

A Catalyst for Community Giving: A Conversation with Dr. Marjorie Williams

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We recently welcomed Dr. Marjorie Williams, a driving force in Kansas City’s philanthropic community, on the Grow Your Giving podcast. Known widely in the community as “Dr. Marj,” she recently received the 2019 Spirit of Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid America Chapter. In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, Dr. Marj sat down with Pat Macdonald, Senior …