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News for Press ReleaseFriday, April 28, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Suzanne Gunning, VP of Community Engagement 816-863-1558 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Klassie Alcine, Director of Community Engagement 816-535-6954 KAlcine@mokangoodwill.org Goodwill Week Celebrates 120 Years of Building Better Futures and Changing Lives Job Seeker Fairs, Workshops and Training Skills Expos Scheduled Throughout GoodWorks Centers May 8 - 11 to ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, April 27, 2017Kansas City, Mo. (April 20, 2017) — WaterEquity , an innovation of Water.org, has launched WaterCredit Investment Fund 3 (WCIF3), a new $50 million social impact investment fund that will invest in enterprises serving water and sanitation needs among the world’s poor. WCIF3 will raise and deploy social impact investment capital to scale Water.org’s proven WaterCredit solution, ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseTuesday, April 25, 2017In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2016-17 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association co-hosted the 22th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards on April 19 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is named for Howell, a 1944 Park graduate and an internationally ...read moreCategories: Good News, Education, Press ReleaseMonday, April 24, 2017JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE FIRST NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL IN MISSOURI IN 46 YEARS! KCU-JOPLIN CAMPUS RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY JUNE 6, 2017 | 3:00 PM 2901 ST. JOHN’S BOULEVARD JOPLIN, MISSOURI 64804 Save the date to help us commemorate our grand opening with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by opportunities to tour the new campus during an open house celebration. Additional ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseTuesday, April 18, 2017Event to Benefit Global Warrior Center and International Center for Music Park University’s annual “Night at the Helm” event (formerly known as “Ballyhoo), which raises funds each year for University programs and scholarships, will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6 p.m. The Kansas City community ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsFriday, April 14, 2017M&C has promoted Erika Slinker to Vice President of Client Service. Erika has been with M&C for 14 years. She serves as a key manager on M&C accounts, including The University of Kansas Health System and Unity Headquarters. In her new role, she will continue the day-to-day management of new and existing clients, but will also manage additional staff members in the areas of print and ...read moreCategories: Good News, On The Move, Community, Human Interest, Press ReleaseFriday, April 14, 2017Lawrence Humane Society launches campaign to build a new shelter Animal shelter needs community’s help to raise remaining ~$2 million of $7.5 million campaign goal. CLICK TO TWEET: .@lawrencehumane announces plans to build a new shelter. Learn more about #ForThem and how you can help: http://bit.ly/2nJcEbo LAWRENCE, KAN. -- April 14, 2017 -- The Lawrence Humane Society has raised ~$5.5 ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017National Association of Social Workers, Missouri Chapter, Awards SAVE Inc. as Agency of the Year KANSAS CITY, MO (April 2017) SAVE, Inc ., the number one Shelter Plus Care voucher-providing agency in the state of Missouri, has been recognized as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Missouri Chapter Agency of the Year for 2017. They were awarded on Friday, March 31 at the National ...read moreCategories: Community, Economic, Good News, Human Interest, Press ReleaseFriday, April 07, 2017(Kansas City, Mo.) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) announces the appointment of Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, to the position of executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice president for Health Affairs. D’Agostino comes to KCU from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where he served as associate dean ...read moreCategories: Press Release, On The MoveThursday, April 06, 2017Mission, KS (April 6, 2017) — Support Kansas City (SKC), a local nonprofit that provides business and development support services to Greater Kansas City nonprofits has announced the winners of its prestigious “Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership” (ENLA) Awards. The 2017 awards were granted to Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City for an agency with a budget of $1 million or ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsChildren International and Clean the World Foundation partner to distribute more than 1 million bars of soapWednesday, April 05, 2017Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2017) Children International is partnering with the Clean the World Foundation to distribute more than 1 million bars of soap made from recycled hygiene products to kids in need by the end of 2017. These bars of soap, along with education on safe hygiene practices, will help prevent the spread of disease and potentially save lives. According to UNICEF , 1 million ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 04, 2017Parkville, Mo.—April 3, 2017 — A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the first time since 2009 in the ...read moreCategories: Education, Political, Community, Good News, Press ReleaseThursday, March 30, 2017MyFreeTaxes.com provides a free, safe and easy way to file state and federal taxes online KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Building off its longstanding partnership in providing free online tax filing services, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and United Way today announced enhanced security features to MyFreeTaxes designed to further safeguard taxpayer information. MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way for ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, February 28, 2017Park University announces that the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo., has made a substantial seven-figure gift toward a new building to house the University’s School of Business . When the approximate 20,500-square-foot project is completed, the building will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. Along with the School of Business , the Plaster Center will ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Good News, Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press ReleaseThursday, February 09, 2017KANSAS 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. ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, Press ReleaseThursday, January 26, 2017Kansas City, MO – Nonprofit Connect is thrilled to announce the 2017 Philanthropy Awards Honorees. Dr. William A. and Mary Reed will be honored as the Philanthropists of the Year, The Miller Group as the Business Philanthropist of the Year, Frank Byrne as the Nonprofit Professional of the Year and Linda and Terry Ward as the Volunteers of the Year. Nonprofit Connect will also honor Brian ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press ReleaseWednesday, January 18, 2017Art Westport will celebrate 38 years of creativity on September 8th – 10th, 2017. The annual art festival has become a Kansas City tradition and is a favorite among local artists. The three-day event will take place in Historic Westport, providing the perfect backdrop for a “Kansas City” Artists Fair. Top artists from around the Metro will line the streets of Westport showcasing ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release