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Kansas City, Missouri | Monday, August 3, 2020 – The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced today that the organization has elected new Executive Committee members and confirmed three new Board Members, including former Kansas City Mayor, Sly James. The elections align with the Chamber’s annual board elections schedule and coincides with the term limit of the board’s immediate past Chair and President, Danny Zaslavsky. Changes to the Executive Committee include the elections of Jeff Harris as Board
KANSAS CITY, MO – On May 28, BKD CPAs & Advisors launched a firmwide giving campaign to help those struggling due to the current economic challenges. The two-week campaign combined individual personnel donations with BKD partner and BKD Foundation matches. The personnel, partners and firm pitched in together to raise more than $500,000 across the firm. The giving campaign was locally focused and will have a national effect across the regions where BKD personnel work and live. BKD’s Kansas City office
KANSAS CITY, Mo, July 23, 2020: As Kansas City continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic with new public health protocols, local artists are gathering communities with new, DIY public-facing arts projects. Charlotte Street Foundation has commissioned 10 Kansas City-based artists to create programs and collaborative events that encourages community building and art making while respecting a safe distance from other neighbors. Each local artist receives $500 stipends to put together their proposed program
Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded five nonprofit organizations a total of $227,900 in applicant defined grants during June 2020. We are proud to support the following: AgencyAwardGrant DescriptionKansas City Community Gardens$50,000To establish and sustain neighborhood orchards that will increase equitable access to healthy, fresh fruit for low-income residents and those living in neighborhoods with declining life expectancies.Missouri Jobs With Justice$40,000To organize and
Learning hasn't stopped for Green Works in Kansas City interns — our future leaders Due to Covid-19, we knew we wouldn't find traditional internship placements for all our Excelerate graduates this summer. With many of our students interested in healthcare and environmental sciences, our staff quickly developed an outdoor internship program focusing on health and the environment. In this program, students are learning how humans impact the environment, and how those impacts in turn affect our health.
The 2020 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s Parkville Campus athletics programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament will be limited to 25 teams (100 players). Registration fees are $225 per golfer or $900 per four-person team, and a variety of sponsorship packages
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Thought industries Announce Partnership to Offer Social Equity Training
Kansas City, Mo. - The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Thought Industries announced an online training to help Americans begin the conversation about social equity. The Equity Journey course will be available free of charge for 30 days, beginning July 15. The course is offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, powered by the Thought Industries customer training platform. Learners will explore the meaning of equity and what it looks like in society, test their own understanding of privilege and how it
Park University has appointed Lisa Hickok as the executive director of its International Center for Music. Hickok began her role on July 13. As executive director of the ICM, Hickok will be focused on fundraising growth and audience engagement, as well as developing community partnerships and securing philanthropic support for the program. While Hickok joins the University in an official capacity, she is very familiar with the ICM, having previously worked as a consultant with the program dating back to
The governing body of Park University — its Board of Trustees — has elected two individuals, Robert Bucker, D.M.A., and Linda Coventon, to serve three-year terms on the board, effective July 1. The Board of Trustees also elected Vince Clark, Kansas City, Mo., vice president of business development at Creative Planning Inc., Overland Park, Kan., to serve the board as vice chair. In addition, the Board approved the following officers in their current roles: Chair: Jeanette Prenger, Weatherby Lake, Mo.;
Five Kansas City Business Leaders to be Inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame in 2020
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 20, 2020) – Bruce Ianni, Co-founder and CEO of DDSports, and Davyeon Ross, Co-founder and President of DDSports; Christine Kemper, founder of Kemper & Company, LLC, and Sandy Kemper, founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of C2FO; and Peter Mallouk, President of Creative Planning, have been selected as the 2020 business leaders to be inducted into the Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. The honorees will be recognized at an annual Luncheon on Friday,
High School Esports League (HSEL) Joins Esports Platform eFuse’s $200,000 USD “#ForTheGamers” Student Scholarship Program
52 Weeks. 52 Influencers. 52 Life-changing Opportunities — Premier Esports Networking Platform eFuse Announces Major College Scholarship Prizes in 2020 for Student Competitors https://www.varsityesportsfoundation.org/news/hsel-efuse-vef-partnership
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/pGi08ZA2iOAKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Super Bowl LIV is a big game with the potential to spinoff other games. One group of esports enthusiasts from the Kansas City metro plans to use Sunday's Chiefs-49ers match-up as a stage for the tech and education communities, promoting competitive video-gaming to athletes in high school and younger age groups. So what started in basements and is now spreading to the Super Bowl. One office near the city's River Market is home to Bubba Gaeddert
Executive Director Interviews with Cheddar Esports and speaks about the Varsity Esports Foundation. FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/x_HVZXd42LQ Here are some questions and answers from the interview: 1) WHAT IS VARSITY ESPORTS FOUNDATION? GIVES BACKGROUND ON IT. The Varsity Esports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established to offer financial assistance to schools and to provide a pipeline for students to reach their potential through Esports. We partner with organizations who share our
Ep53 - Varsity Esports Foundation with Bubba Gaeddert December 23 2019 This week Max is joined by Bubba Gaeddert, Executive Director of Varsity Esports Foundation. They chat about the foundation’s role in scholastic esports as well as how to deal with the dangers children are exposed to via online gaming. LISTEN TO SHOW HERE:https://www.sportsnet.ca/650/the-game-show/ep53-varsity-esports-foundation-with-bubba-gaeddert/
Video games aren’t just a drag on a child’s study habits. Sometimes they can lead to college scholarships if your kid happens to be an esports star. Tournament organizer High School Esports League (HSEL) has teamed up with the charitable organization Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) to provide financial aid and opportunities for students across the country. HSEL is one of several competitive video game companies (rivals include PlayVS and All-Star Esports League) that is bringing esports to high