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Community Involvement Fuels Corporate Giving

While some corporate giving programs focus specifically on the organization’s specific range of interests, Polsinelli, a law firm with its headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., has a giving policy grounded in individual involvement. (more…)

Noble Dedication to Education

Elizabeth Noble, Ph.D., has a long history with the UMKC School of Education. (more…)

Going to the Chapel and We’re Giving to the Roos

Philanthropy and community have always been important to UMKC Chemistry Department Chair Kathleen Kilway so when she recently got married to Marshall Miller, it was a no-brainer to have guests donate to charity instead purchasing gifts. (more…)

Donor’s Dedication to Art and Business Inspires Giving

From the time Harrison Jedel established his foundation in 2011, his main focus was to live a frugal life while investing aggressively so that his foundation would be large enough to make a difference, remembers Jedel Family Foundation President Don Hubbs. Upon his death in 2016, he seeded the Jedel Family Foundation with $27 million, an art collection and a 1994 Windstar. (more…)

Leading with Appreciation

At the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation we are grateful for our donors.  We consider each contribution to UMKC – no matter the size – significant. (more…)

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