Tell Family Stories This Holiday Season

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The act of storytelling and story keeping is an important piece of understanding and knowing ourselves and others around us. The stories we tell and the stories we hear transcend generations and shape who we are today. Many of our formative memories often involve the holiday season. Why? Families are often focused on creating special memories and traditions, and for …

Involving the Next Generation in Your Philanthropic Efforts: Passing Along Charitable Values for Generations to Come

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Passing along charitable values can seem like a daunting task while balancing everything else. Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share ways you can involve others in your philanthropic journey. As parents, sisters and aunts themselves, they know first-hand easy ways to get started. Gwen and Whitney chat through: Small everyday acts that spread generosity Easy ways to …

Granting Beyond Your Lifetime: How Successor Advisors Support Your Philanthropic Legacy

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Creating a charitable legacy is essential for philanthropists. How do you ensure your charitable intent is passed along beyond your lifetime? When using a donor-advised fund, one way to pass along your charitable intent is to name successor advisors to advise your fund when you are no longer able to do so. In this clip, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Whitney Hosty …

Repair and Restoration: A Conversation with The Kansas City Museum

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“The choices that we make are important. Our individual personal stories are important. Where we come from is essential to who we are. And we believe that creating programs that also focus on identity and belonging, and engagement are critical for residents of this city. We also have adopted a restorative practices methodology for the development of our exhibits, our …

Grantmaking 101: Making Grants through a Donor-Advised Fund

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What does it mean to be a grantmaker, and what does it look like from a donor-advised fund? In this video, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Nicole Stuke and Whitney Hosty share the ins and outs of making grants through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. They cover: Types of grants made through donor-advised funds The benefits of formulating a grantmaking …

Transforming Community Through Art: A Conversation with Englewood Arts

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“There wasn’t any federal or state or city involvement that was going to change the face of this community. It’s happened through community members and then philanthropy. So it’s this partnership between community and donors and I think it’s been tremendous. And some of those donors being right inside Englewood. I feel very confident that Englewood is going to be …

Your FAQs About Successor Advisors

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Successor advisors are important in continuing your charitable legacy beyond your lifetime. Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, answers your questions about the role of successor advisors. Q: What is a successor advisor? A: Successor advisors are the individuals from whom our staff will take direction about your charitable fund when you are no longer able to do so, particularly regarding …

Setting Your Philanthropic Intentions for 2022

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A new year offers a moment to consider the past and dream of the future. What are you dreaming about and how might your philanthropy change in 2022? You might consider the following questions when setting your philanthropic intentions for 2022: What excites and inspires you? What are the missions and organizations that align most closely with the values most …

Mother and kids enjoying sunset in mountains.

Connecting With Others This Holiday Season

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Families and friends are preparing to gather with their loved ones to celebrate upcoming holidays, some for the first time in a long while. Whether your family is prompted to dig deeper in conversation after spending time apart, or you’re looking for a way to further your discussion at the dinner table, check out these resources about family philanthropy: Download: …

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

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Philanthropic experts Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody join Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss how younger generations are approaching philanthropy and how families can navigate multigenerational giving. Sharna and Michael are co-authors of the bestselling book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Listen to their conversation online or wherever you …