Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder December 2019
Hartsook seeks to unleash the Power of Philanthropy™ to transform communities and positively change the lives of those you serve. We are proud of our clients and their successes. We share their stories to inspire and motivate you and your team. Over $410 billion was given away in the U.S. last year. Kinetic clients received their share. Did you? Let us show you how to raise more money to support your organization’s mission.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Fulfills $250,000 Mabee Challenge

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City) launched its Our Legacy…Our Future campaign with a goal to serve thousands more youth throughout the Greater Kansas City area. The organization serves a diverse population of youth and provides safe, quality facilities and effective programs staffed by caring adult staff and volunteers. With assistance from Kinetic, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has met a $250,000 J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant. The grant will be used to further the Clubs’ mission to promote the development of self-esteem, values and skills for boys and girls, ages 5-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances.


Gift of $500,000 Awarded to Crisis Relief Organization, Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International, Inc. (Kansas City) strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. Heart to Heart received a $500,000 gift from the Regnier Family Foundation.


Children’s Safety Center Raises Additional Support During the Holidays

Children’s Safety Center (Springdale, Ark.) received over $18,000 in support during its first annual Northwest Arkansas Holiday Market. “We are so thankful for Bill and Karen Lloyd and their family, Jake McBride and all the vendors, shoppers and volunteers that came out to support the CSC.” As the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County plans for its Healing the Future campaign to raise $12.5 million, it has raised over $500,000 to date. CSC empowers children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope and heal and to ensure children are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.


Music/Arts Institute Receives Gift Toward Student Scholarships

Music/Arts Institute (Independence) received $7,700 in grants from Truman Heartland Community Foundation which were presented at the 24th Annual Grants Luncheon. A $5,000 gift was received from the Jelley Family Foundation with additional funding coming from the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus and Hand-in-Hand Foundation. These gift will be used toward student scholarships for music lessons.

Herbert M. Kohn
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner, LLP

Congratulations, 2019 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award Recipient

Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC (Kansas City) celebrates its 75th anniversary, working to fight anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry, and build bridges of understanding throughout the Greater Kansas City community. During its 75th gala, the Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award was bestowed on Herb Kohn. Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP, and is a former member of the firm’s executive committee. The event theme was Generations of Justice – honoring the lessons of the past and recommitting to a future of pluralism, inclusion and security for all.

Karin Cox, MFA
Kinetic President
and Co-Founder

The Power of Philanthropy™: Why Give?

Everyone benefits from giving: those who receive as well as those who give. Generosity is a wonderful habit to cultivate. It can help foster gratitude, which has numerous positive outcomes. According to researcher, Robert Emmons, gratitude reduces toxic emotions such as envy, resentment and depression and increases overall happiness and well-being.

I travel a lot, and when I settle into my airplane seat, the person beside me will often ask what I do. When I say, “major gift fundraising,” half of them will visibly shudder and tell me how much they hate fundraising. I usually smile and let them in on a little secret: “If you don’t enjoy fundraising, you’re doing it wrong.” Go here to read more.

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Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

Contact to schedule a Kinetic consultant to speak at your conference or organization.

March 2-4, 2020
National School Foundation Association
National Conference 2020
Kinetic: Sponsorship

Baltimore, Md.
March 29-31, 2020
2020 AFP International Conference
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

Past stops on the tour


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