Giving in Kansas City

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Sep 27, 2016

“Our children and grandchildren are our elders in universe time.” – Buckminster Fuller Lisa Parker, president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation and Mr. Welk’s granddaughter, r...

Jul 11, 2016

There are many aspects to teaching children about financial literacy, and charitable giving is one of them. It is never too early to start the discussion with your children about being gener...

Jun 16, 2016

Last week, Harvard University Professor Robert D. Putnam visited Kansas City to discuss his latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which details the growing opportunity gap aff...

May 19, 2016

Community Foundation donors and other advocates for early education programming gathered for Donor-to-Donor to discuss the early education landscape in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Sen...

May 12, 2016

Wealth managers, financial planners, CPAs, attorneys and other professional advisors can create lasting relationships with their clients by talking about deeper, more personal subjects, su...

Mar 9, 2016

Last week, we kicked off our Youth Giving Council, a program that aims to teach teens how to be leaders in giving. Through education and volunteer sessions, Youth Giving Council will connect...

Feb 12, 2016

“It’s fun to get our kids involved in giving through our charitable giving account.” Katie and Matt Fitzgerald use a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to ...

Jan 28, 2016

"I get a particular pleasure out of doing things that can help other people be more successful." Rich Mistler uses a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to manage...

Jan 14, 2016

“We give because we’ve been given a lot. We’re simply paying it forward.” The Lawrence family serves our community by using a charitable giving account, also known as donor-advised ...

Dec 18, 2015

Learning begins long before children enter kindergarten. In the Kansas City area, every child deserves the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn, but for many families, access to ...

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