Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder

May 2019

At Kinetic, we understand The Power of Philanthropy™ to change lives and transform communities. 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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The Sunderland Foundation Gifts $250,000 to the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center

Helen R. Walton Children’s Center (Bentonville, Ark.) received a gift of $250,000 from The Sunderland Foundation (Overland Park, Kan.). The funding will be used toward the construction of the Early Childhood Initiatives Center. The Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center exists to serve families in NWA by providing high quality care and education for children six weeks of age through pre-kindergarten.


Community Services League Receives $375,000 Grant from the Hall Family Foundation

Community Services League (Independence, Mo.) received a three-year, $375,000 grant from the Hall Family Foundation (Kansas City) to expand its Bridges to Career Opportunities programming. Bridges to Career Opportunities is CSL’s workforce development training, which connects under-skilled workers to trainings that lead to viable career opportunities in high-demand industries, all while being supported in other life domains (basic needs, housing, financial coaching, etc.). Since 2016, CSL has graduated more than 50 workers from its Bridges to Career Opportunities trainings as Certified Nursing Assistants and certified welders. The Hall Family Foundation gift will increase the number of graduates through 2021.


A Lead Gift of $1 Million to Support Labette Community College’s Capital Goals

Labette Community College (Parsons, Kan.) received a lead gift of $1 million for the next phase of its Pathways to the Future campaign to construct a new athletics and wellness center and expand the College’s gymnasium. The campaign will also provide support for the annual fund and endowment. Over $2.6 million has been raised toward the total goal of $5.729 million.


ETSU Announces $120 Million Campaign – with over $50 Million Raised

East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, Tenn.) announced its $120 million comprehensive campaign to provide support for students, faculty, programs and facilities. Specific goals include $21 million for scholarships and student opportunities; $23.5 million for faculty chairs and professorships; $35 million for academic programs; and $40.5 million for matching funds to receive state support for building and renovation projects. Over $50 million has already been raised toward the University’s five-year campaign.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

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Washington, D.C.
May 30-31, 2019
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
2019 Annual Conference
Data-driven Donor Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation and Appreciation Developing a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
Jason Wood

Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2019
2019 Bridge Conference
AFP of Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
Prepared for Success: Demystifying the Major Gift Campaign
Karin Cox

Charlotte, N.C.
August 5, 2019
AFP North Carolina Conference
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Annual Gifts to Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

Los Angeles, Calif.
October 10-12, 2019
2019 Economic Science Association
North American Meetings
John List

November 14-15, 2019
Randomized Controlled Trials
John List

Past stops on the tour


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