Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder October 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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Kansas City Public Library Receives Two $500,000 Gifts

The Kansas City Public Library (Kansas City) has received two new gifts of $500,000 each—one from The Sunderland Foundation and the other from the W. T. Kemper Foundation. Both gifts will go toward a renovation project for the North-East Branch. The Kansas City Library comprises a network of ten locations throughout the Kansas City area providing a wide array of services. Kinetic has been enlisted to support the Kansas City Public Library’s fundraising objectives.


Kinetic President Nominated for AFP Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year

Karin Cox has been nominated for a Cape Fear Region Association of Fundraising Professionals award. “Since co-founding Hartsook in 1987, Karin has led dozens of nonprofit organizations who have raised more than $500 million in support of their missions in North Carolina and around the country. Beyond the dollars she has raised, Karin has had a profound impact on Wilmington’s professional fundraising and nonprofit communities.”


LevelUp Kids, Inc. Expands Its Mission to Include Vision Care

LevelUp Kids, Inc. (Kansas City), formerly Miles of Smiles, has added vision care to its mission of providing services that empower families and create opportunities for low-income children to succeed in school and life. Since 2002, the organization has offered dental care for more than 25,000 children in Clay and Platte counties. Starting in 2020, a new, school-based vision program called ICare4Kids will offer vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and free eyeglasses for low-income children and those whose families are enrolled in Medicaid. Kinetic is providing fundraising counsel to support LevelUp Kids’ expanded mission.


A Campaign for Connections: The Next Step

Missouri State Parks Foundation (Columbia, Mo.) is a nonprofit organization supporting the Missouri State Park system. The Foundation has joined with partners and allies across the State whose collective goal is to secure the Rock Island Railroad corridor for future development as the Rock Island Trail State Park. Kinetic has been retained to support this historic goal in taking the next step toward a developing the Rock Island Trail State Park.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

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Kansas City
November 6-8, 2019
Missouri Community College Association
55th Annual Convention & Tradeshow
Major Gifts from Inspired, Motivated Donors Represent the Greatest Opportunity for Increased Funding to Community Colleges
Matthew J. Beem

Kansas City
November 14, 2019

2019 National Philanthropy Day
AFP Mid-America Chapter
Presenting Sponsor: Hartsook

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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