Carrying Out Your Charitable Legacy

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Have you thought about what will happen to your charitable fund after your lifetime? For over 40 years, we have worked with donors and their families to carefully develop charitable plans for both during and after their lifetimes. Our team of philanthropic advisors can help you determine the best option and document your plans. We offer a variety of options …

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 …

Study Shows Multigenerational Families Encourage Philanthropy

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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 …

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. …

Durwood Foundation Celebrates Early Childhood Education Leaders

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Earlier this year, 23 representatives from Kansas City early childhood education organizations gathered together over lunch at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to celebrate their work, share their knowledge, and express their gratitude to the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation. The Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, better known simply as the Durwood Foundation, has provided funding to early childhood education programs …

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 …

Create a Charitable Legacy this Holiday Season

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As each year comes to a close, we often find ourselves run-down by the stress of last-minute holiday shopping and finishing up year-end projects at the office. Sometimes, we get so caught up that we forget to enjoy the spirit of the season, and the next thing we know, we’ve flipped the page in our calendar without enjoying what some …

10 Children’s Books About Giving

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Charitable giving is sometimes hard for little ones to understand. However, when introduced with entertaining illustrations and language that is easy to understand, children are more likely to catch on. Here is a short list of books that introduce the concept of giving and generosity to add to your child’s book collection. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein This short …