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Art in the Loop
January 19, 2005
Article features an interview with Kate Hackman, project director for the Art in the Loop which is a new program that will fund works of art to be produced by Kansas City Art Institute faculty or alumni...
Art in the Loop Unveils First Project - Uplifted Arms
December 1, 2005
The Art in the Loop Project, "a partnership of Downtown Council of Kansas City, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City Art Institute and Kansas City Municipal Art Commission" has unveiled...
Arts Center to Get $5 Million Donation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation announced it will give $5 million to the proposed downtown Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center. This is the first donation to the arts center since...
Biography of Arthur Mag (1896-1981), Lawyer
Charles E. Curran, 'the Best in Philanthropy,' Dies at 84
February 15, 2008
Kansas City civic leader and philanthropic pioneer Charles E. Curran died February 13, 2008, at the age of 84. Curran came to Kansas City in 1952 to work for city manager L. P. Cookingham and later became...
Civic Leaders Cite KC Progress
October 17, 2003
Civic leaders gave a progress report on how the Kansas City area has improved since the 2002 "Citistates" report that outlined top priorities for the coming year.
In a sidebar with the article it is noted that Kansas City "regularly tops lists of the most generous U.S. cities" with Kansas Citians giving more than $2 billion annually. After the introduction, the...
Generosity Lifts KC, Even in Hard Times
January 9, 2005
Much of the philanthropic money in the area comes from the estates of famililies like the Halls and the Kauffmans, little-known widows and businessmen, and from top corporations like Sprint and H & R Block....
Green Takes the Bad and the Good from a Lifetime at Aquila
August 24-30, 2007
Article tells the story of Rick Green, CEO of Aquila and leader of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. A member of the family that had owned Aquila since 1917, Green came under criticism for...
Helping Culture Take Root in KC
November 26, 2006
Article profiles Jane Chu who became executive director of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on November 1, 2006. A native of Oklahoma, Chu worked for Kansas City school district and the Greater...
Helping People Give Back
Article describing the work of Jan Kreamer, president of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Formed in 1978, the foundation manages more than 1,500 charitable funds benefiting the Kansas City...
Hope for the Homeless, 1986-1991: Report of the Joint Committee on Homelessness of the Heart of America United Way and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Report on services and programs offering shelter or aid for homeless people.
Indian Mound Block Party a Success
Photo and article about the June 2001 block party on South Oakley Street in the Indian Mound neighborhood, "the first [block] in Northeast to take advantage of the $100 grants available from the Greater...
Kreamer to Leave Top Post at Agency
February 17, 2005
Jan Kreamer of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundations plans to retire at the end of the year. She is to be replaced by Laura McKnight, the senior vice president. Kreamer has been with the Foundation...
January 1, 2006
The new President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is Laura McKnight. She replaces Jan Kreamer who had served for 20 years. "The Foundation's nearly $1 billion in assets is spread...
McKnight Helps Make a Difference as Leader of Foundation
February 17-23, 2006
Featured in the "Newsmaker" column is lawyer Laura McKnight, CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the metro area's second-largest charity. According to the article, "about 97 percent of...
Nelson Scores a Coup with Hallmark Photos
January 13, 2006
Article announces the acquisition of the Hallmark Photographic Collection by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The author reports that the collection, estimated at a value of $65 million, will increase...
People: Jan Kreamer
Short profile of Janice Kreamer, or Jan Kreamer, and her trust, with the full title "Greater Kansas City Community Foundation & Affiliated Trusts" for various people and companies.
Promise in Progress
October 26, 2003
Opinion piece about low attendance at Union Station and ideas and proposals for increasing attendance and making it a "national attraction."
Report Sizes up Progress in KC
November 11, 2009
Article summarizes report,"Time to Get it Right: Staying Competitive in the New Economy," commissioned by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The report states that, while Kansas City has made...
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