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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Park University has been ranked by Military Times as the No. 4 private college/university in the country on the publication’s “Best Colleges 2018” list (formerly known as “Best for Vets”). The ranking is a reflection of the services and support the University provides to active duty military, veterans and their families.   The publication recognized Park with four stars (out of four) for its ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Greater Kansas City becomes first community in Missouri or Kansas to effectively end Veteran homelessness   WHO: Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO            Mayor Mark Holland, Kansas City, KS            Mayor Eileen Weir, Independence, MO   WHAT: Announcement of the successful conclusion of an initiative to effectively end Veteran homelessness in the Greater Kansas City region as part of a ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Kansas City, MO – Nonprofit Connect honored 39 nonprofit organizations and 27 creative agencies and freelancers for excellence in marketing and communications at the 2017 Philly Awards on Wednesday, November 15 at Boulevard Brewing Company.  Any and all nonprofit organizations were invited to submit marketing pieces in a variety of categories. Nonprofit Connect received over 180 entries from 80 ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Park University and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have announced that Park has joined the Federal Academic Alliance, an academic agreement to provide discounted tuition for federal employees nationwide, along with their spouses/domestic partners and dependents. Those eligible can receive a discount equivalent to Park’s military veteran tuition rate, as well as have the University’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College Foundation has received a $10 million lead gift from the Sunderland Foundation as the college embarks on the largest campus transformation project in its history. The donation, dubbed The Sunderland Challenge, is a matching gift to encourage additional support throughout the region for this major initiative. “We’ve had a positive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Education
    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    Kansas City, MO (November 8, 2017) Children International is pleased to announce that John D. Clause has been named the organization’s new Vice President of Global Philanthropy. Clause is a national and global fundraising leader who has worked for a variety of charities and shares Children International’s passion of helping kids break the cycle of poverty. Clause has more than 40 years of ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Good News, Press Release, On The Move
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Kansas City, MO (November 6, 2017) Children International is pleased to announce that all #GivingTuesday donations will be matched up to $1 million, thanks to the support of a generous anonymous donor. The nonprofit organization is raising money for scholarships to help children and youth complete secondary school, vocational training or university. #GivingTuesday is a day of giving celebrated ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News, Education
    Friday, November 03, 2017
    Bank of America announced last night the selection of Women’s Employment Network (WEN) as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder® in Kansas City. WEN is being recognized for its work to help local women achieve financial wellness and independence, which in turn, contributes to economic and social progress throughout the Kansas City area. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Good News
    Friday, November 03, 2017
    Kansas City Metro (November 2, 2017) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces its 15th Annual Awards Luncheon to be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.   The luncheon will recognize 15 finalists. One honoree from five award categories will be announced at the event. Cheryl Eve Acosta will be the event’s featured artist, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    Park University has announced that the Edward F. Swinney Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, has made a $250,000 grant to support a state-of-the-art finance laboratory in the University’s planned Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.   The finance lab will provide Park students with a unique real-world experience, not only for those in the space itself, but also for students across the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Cheryl Lockton Williams, a prominent Kansas City philanthropist, donated $10 million for The University of Kansas Hospital's new inpatient tower.  With the additional funding, the hospital will have raised $57.7 million of its $100 million fundraising goal for the tower. Lockton Williams announced the donation in honor of her late husband, Jack Lockton, the founder of Kansas City-based ...read more
    Categories: Good News
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Park University announces that Rachel Jones Bonikowski has been hired as the manager of special events. Jones Bonikowski began her duties on Oct. 9. As the special events manager, Jones Bonikowski is responsible for planning and staging the University’s signature events, and ensures that meetings and other events are effectively coordinated and scheduled. The position, a part of the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, On The Move, Press Release
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, KAN. —? For the second year in a row, Unbound  has been named a gold winner at the SMCKC AMPS Awards. The AMPS Awards are presented by the Social Media Club of Kansas City, the most active of Social Media Club Global's nearly 350 chapters worldwide. The awards, which are named for the word "amplify," honor excellence in social media throughout Greater Kansas City.   Unbound took ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Community, Press Release