The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts: A Conversation with Randy Cohen

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On the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, hosts Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts. Whitney and Randy discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected arts organizations and artists across the country. Listen to Whitney and Randy’s conversation online, in the iTunes store and on Google …

Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Conversation with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li

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On the latest episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Gwen Wurst, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, sits down with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li to discuss the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and how individual donors can implement this practice in their charitable giving. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is an initiative working to address the power imbalance found in philanthropy between funders or …

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 …

Integrating Arts in Education: A Conversation with Susanne Shutz and Martin English

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Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty sat down with Community Foundation donor Susanne Shutz and Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) Executive Director Martin English on the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast. They discussed the latest trends in arts education and integration and explored how philanthropy plays a role in engaging students of all backgrounds in the arts. Susanne …

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 …

Supporting Cristo Rey Kansas City Students Through Scholarships

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation administers 250 scholarship funds. During the 2018-2019 school year, donors provided $3.3 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students. LaVon Colhour recently sat down with several guests on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss a local scholarship making a difference in the lives of students in Kansas City. LaVon was joined by …

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 …

Combating Human Trafficking: A Conversation with Victor Boutros

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Victor Boutros, CEO of the Human Trafficking Institute recently joined us on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss the global epidemic of human trafficking. We recently hosted Victor and other experts at a Donor-to-Donor event to explore the issue of modern slavery and how philanthropy can support efforts to end human trafficking. Take a listen as Victor and Whitney …

Philanthropy is for Everyone: A Conversation with Anthony Shop of Social Driver

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Social Driver, a small digital agency headquartered in Washington, D.C., was recently named one of D.C.’s 18 most charitable companies. Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Anthony Shop joined us on the Grow Your Giving podcast to talk about how even as a small company, Social Driver is able to give back and make an impact. Social Driver supports both local …

Creating a Culture of Giving Back: A Conversation with Austin Hall of Pro Athlete, Inc.

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With just over 50 employees, Pro Athlete, Inc., an online retailer selling baseball and softball bats and gloves, was recently named a Best Place to Work and one of Kansas City’s healthiest employers by the Kansas City Business Journal. Boasting top-notch facilities and amenities, Pro Athlete offers an employee experience unlike any other. While the benefits and perks make for …