KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR FOUNDATION

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (KCMBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1979 and is the charitable arm of KCMBA.

aka KCMBF   |   Kansas City, MO   |  https://kcmbf.org

Mission

Mission: The mission of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation is to serve the community by creating, supporting or funding public service or educational programs, which promote the administration of justice, delivery of legal services, professional development or respect for the law. Vision: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation is a force in the community, channeling lawyers' commitment to solving problems and building an equitable future.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Vickie Mauck

Main address

2300 Main St Ste 100

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

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Formerly known as

Kansas City Bar Foundation

EIN

43-1179222

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (T03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legal Connection: Military Matters

Legal Connection: Military Matters, one of KCMBF's three Legal Connection programs, provides access to legal services for service members and veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

The Domestic Violence Alliance is an annual event held each October to promote advocacy for the victims of domestic violence. Under the leadership of KCMBF, various legal, social service, medical and law enforcement agencies across the Kansas City metropolitan area collaborate to plan, promote and attend the seminar aimed at providing essential interdisciplinary information, education and support to these crucial partners who support victims and work to eliminate domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Adults

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (KCMBF), in partnership with local education non-profit organization The Partnership for Regional Education Preparation-Kansas City (PREP-KC), created Student Law Academy (SLA) in 2019. SLA aspires to serve as a future pipeline to diversify Kansas City's legal community.

Our mission is to provide under-served urban high school students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, meaningful exposure to careers in the legal profession and a broad overview of the legal system.

SLA collaborates with local law firms, courts, and other legal entities to provide students with a dynamic, paid summer program. SLA works within PREP-KC's six school districts and three charter schools (Allen Village, Center, Independence, KCKPS, KCPS, Grandview, Guadalupe Centers, and Hickman) to select juniors and seniors in high school as SLA Scholars.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) was created in 1994 as a not for profit Foundation to further, promote and expand upon existing community service of lawyers in Greater Kansas City with a specific focus upon initiatives intended to encourage young persons in their pursuit of an education.

LEAP is a unique, joint professional effort comprised of

Asian American Bar Association
Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter;
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association
Jackson County Bar Association
KC LEGAL Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Lawyers Association of Kansas City
Young Lawyers Section of the KCMBA
Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers Association

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Philly Award 2021

Nonprofit Connect

Affiliations & memberships

National Conference of Bar Foundations 2019

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our Legal Connection: Domestic Violence Alliance serves various legal, social service, medical and law enforcement agencies across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our Legal Connection: Military Matters serves veterans and service members. Our Legal Connection: Student Law Academy serves underserved urban high school students.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Katz

Lauren Allen

Lauren Allen, LLC

Leon Verfeld

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC

Russell Jones, Jr.

Polsinelli PC

Anna Berman

Kutak Rock LLP

Kelisen Binder

The Binder Firm

Brandee Bower

Bower Law Firm

Abraham Kuhl

Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC

Jeffrey McCarther

United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

Ronald Nguyen

The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC

Phyllis Norman

Norman & Graves, LLC

Jennifer Reagan

Reagan Law, LLC

David White

Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, PC

Scott Bethune

Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC

Kelly Campbell

Spencer Fane LLP

Mark Emison

Langdon & Emison, LLC

Michael George

Polsinelli PC

Nancy Kenner

Jay Daugherty Mediation & Arbitration

Meghan Litecky

Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.

Elizabeth Lynch

Lynch Sharp & Associates, LLC

Marcus McLaughlin

McLaughlin Law Firm

Amy Coopman

Bridge Mediation, LLC

James Hobbs

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.

Anne Marchael

Anthony McDaniel

Guin Mundorf LLC

Elizabeth Murray

Baty Otto Coronado PC

Wes Shumate

Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC

Tamara Veit

McElligott, Ewan & Hall, PC

Gillian Wilcox

ACLU of Missouri

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/20/2021,

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