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    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Special Announcement Regarding President/CEO Vincent Bustamante After eight years with Open Options, President/CEO Vincent Bustamante will be leaving the organization in August 2018.  “Open Options has been a huge part of my life over the past several years,” said Mr. Bustamante. “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity I was given to lead this incredible organization and, because of ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    The public is invited to learn more at a community input event on July 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Fisher Park and to volunteer at a community build in September. Kansas City, KS. On June 1, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the Unified Government of Wyandotte County (UG) would be one of twenty-five entities across the nation to receive one of the highly competitive, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest, Good News
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, MO (June 7, 2018) – Bob Regnier, President and CEO of Bank of Blue Valley, Ed Honesty Jr., President and COO of Best Harvest Bakeries (BHB) and Andy Fromm, CEO of Service Management Group (SMG) will be the next group of business leaders inducted into the Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. The honorees will be recognized at a luncheon event on Friday, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Community, Education, Good News
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    It pays to have a hometown superhero. In 2018, that’s $2,099,787. By the end of the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend auction on a star-studded Saturday night — the finale of two jam-packed days of events to benefit Children's Mercy hospital — the total broke $2 million for the first time since the annual fundraiser launched in 2010. "Every dollar we raise is a blow against cancer," said actor Rob ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Kansas City, MO - May 31, 2018 - Cornerstones of Care is proud to announce the appointment of Chad Harris, CAE as Chief Development Officer. Harris will plan, direct and coordinate all major fundraising activities and special projects associated with meeting and increasing funding and organizational development goals; including the upcoming Chiefs Charity Game on August 9, 2018 at Arrowhead ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    For Immediate Release For more information, contact Beth Maggard at Beth@maaa.org or 816-­‐800-­‐0924. Mid-­‐America Arts Alliance Receives Essential Federal Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts  NEA grants M-­‐AAA $1,229,300 (Kansas City, MO) – Mid-­‐America Arts Alliance (M-­‐AAA) is the recipient of a $1,229,300 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) under its Art ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Overland Park, Kan. (May 30, 2018) — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has recently announced that Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has been awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to support adult and family literacy.    “The Dollar General Foundation has been an important and faithful partner in supporting adult and family literacy in our community,” noted Kate Allen, Associate Vice ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, Good News
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Kansas City, MO, May 29, 2018: Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO) and Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS) are excited to announce this year’s crop of award winners for the 2018-19 Rocket Grants. The grants are funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a total of $60,000 was awarded to the eleven selected artists and artist groups. Since the beginning of the program ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Good News, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Overland Park, Kan. (May 29, 2018) — The Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC has assembled an experienced team of experts to discuss the many aspects of exiting your business. The conference will be held on June 21, 2018. 

  Who Should Attend this Conference?
 Those who are looking to purchase or sell a business, as well as accountants, attorneys, business brokers, lenders, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Kansas City, MO (May 24, 2018) Tech industry veteran and longtime Children International supporter Laird Malamed has run 20,000 miles and raised more than $75,000 for the organization to date. His most recent events this spring – The Boston Marathon and The Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon – helped him reach this incredible achievement. Malamed, who is the founding COO of Oculus and currently ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Human Interest
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    The Children's Center for the Visually Impared is pleased to announce that Molly Turner has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired to serve as CCVI’s next Executive Director. Molly will replace Nicola Heskett upon the conclusion of her planned tenure at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. “As we shared with Molly, this is not just a job - we ...read more
    Categories: Good News, On The Move
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Mission, Kan. (May 17, 2018) — Support Kansas City has announced the winners of its prestigious Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards. The 2018 awards were granted to FIRE Foundation for an agency with a budget of $1 million or less, MOCSA for agency with a budget greater than $1 million, and Harvesters for agency with a budget greater than $10 million. The 9th annual awards will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    April 30, 2018 — Park University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2017-18 academic year at the University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 25, held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2017-18 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association co-hosted the 23rd annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards on April 18 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is named for Howell, a 1944 Park graduate and an internationally renowned ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Education, Good News
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Parkville, Mo.—April 6, 2018 — Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Gilbert, Ariz. The University plans to begin operations for the start of the Fall 2018 semester, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission and the Arizona ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Press Release, Education