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 …

An Introduction to Opportunity Zones: A Conversation with Ross Baird

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A lesser-known aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a tax incentive for investors to invest in designated economically distressed areas across the country, known as Opportunity Zones. Ross Baird, national expert on Opportunity Zones, recently joined Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor on the Grow Your Giving podcast. They discuss how Opportunity Zones in Kansas City and across …

Empowering Family Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker

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Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor recently sat down with Sharna Goldseker on our podcast to discuss family philanthropy and how to engage all generations in giving. Sharna, Executive Director of 21/64, an organization dedicated to serving philanthropic and family enterprises across the country, recently traveled to Kansas City to meet with Community Foundation donors to discuss how families can achieve …

Advising Across Generations: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker

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Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor recently sat down with Sharna Goldseker on our podcast to discuss how financial planners, wealth managers, accountants, attorneys and other professional advisors working with charitable clients can approach the topic of family philanthropy as we face the largest wealth transfer in our history. Listen to Sharna and Whitney’s conversation on the Grow Your Giving podcast, …

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 …

Pursuing Impactful Philanthropy: A Conversation with Claude Thau

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Donor-advised funds serve as the perfect giving vehicle for individuals, families and companies alike who want to make a difference in their communities. At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we’re honored to work with donors who use their charitable giving accounts to support the causes they care about most. Community Foundation donors Claude and Tina Thau use their donor-advised …

Joyful Giving: A Conversation with Ann Harbin

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Ann Harbin works as the Senior Study Director at International Agriculture Research Inc. and has traveled around the world with her work, opening her eyes to many opportunities to give back. Ann and her husband Don are passionate about making education attainable and accessible. They choose to use their donor-advised fund to help support the education of students in Kansas …