Census 2020: Ensuring an Accurate Count

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Have you filled out your 2020 census questionnaire? It’s critically important that every person living in the United States responds to the census to ensure that our communities receive federal funding to finance public services and programs. For the first time, you can answer the 2020 census online, by phone or by paper through the mail. This major technology integration …

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: A Conversation with Virginia Clarke

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Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst recently sat down with Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). SAFSF is the nation’s only collaborative group for grantmakers and philanthropists with the common goal of supporting sustainable agriculture and food systems. At a recent Donor-to-Donor education event, Virginia joined other food systems and conservation experts to share how …

Philanthropy and Flourishing Food Systems

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Agricultural production has changed dramatically in the past century. Population growth, lack of food access, environmental changes and evolving industrial approaches all affect how and why we grow food. At a recent Donor-to-Donor, experts in the field of sustainable agriculture gathered to share their expertise with Community Foundation donors while discussing how philanthropy plays a role in supporting just food …

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 …

Combating Human Trafficking

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With more than $150 billion in profits expected next year, human trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world. Outperforming Walmart, Exon, Microsoft and Apple’s profits combined, the trafficking industry has unquestionably reached epidemic proportions. At a recent Donor-to-Donor event, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors were invited to hear from a panel of experts on the changing landscape of …

Behind the Scenes at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy

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Earlier this spring, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. With support from Major League Baseball and generous donors, the Academy opened in March of 2018 as one of only eight state-of-the-art facilities in the country focused on empowering youth through baseball and softball. In 2006, …

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 …

Exploring the Eviction Epidemic: A Conversation with Tara Raghuveer

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Earlier this year at a Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to hear from Tara Raghuveer, Founder and Director of the Kansas City Eviction Project. A Kansas City native herself, Tara returned to her hometown in 2013 as a Harvard University student to research eviction for her senior thesis. Tara’s experience collecting data from neighborhoods just …