Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation

We Create Our Future

aka Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation   |   Kansas City, KS   |  www.kckcc.edu/foundation

Mission

The primary purpose of the KCKCC Foundation is to raise, manage, and distribute funds for students at Kansas City Kansas Community College in the form of scholarships. The Foundation is a 501 c (3) organization. Funds are raised through corporate gifts, private gifts, unrestricted donations, special fundraising events, and planned giving. The Foundation awards scholarships each year to assist with educational expenses such as books and tuition.

Ruling year info

1984

Foundation Director

Ms. Mary Spangler

Main address

7250 State Avenue Suite 3500

Kansas City, KS 66112 USA

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Formerly known as

Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association

EIN

48-0947391

NTEE code info

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Needs for upcoming year: 1. Board Growth: nominations are desired for potential board members 2. Development Assessment: $25,000. To engage a consulting firm to complete a development assessment of the Foundation’s development history, current condition, and desired course for improvement. 3. Capacity Building: $25,000. To support acquisition of software systems and hardware to support development activities, as well as, to support ongoing development consulting during the process of capacity building. 4. Scholarships: $25,000 minimum for endowed scholarships. No minimum for direct scholarships or contributions to the general scholarship endowed fund.

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?

Student Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are placed in a trust by the Foundation or the donor and provide a perpetual stream of financial support from the return on dollars invested. The donor may designate criteria for scholarship awards. Direct scholarships are expended normally in zero to three years. The donor may designate criteria for scholarship awards. Donors may also give to general KCKCC Foundation Scholarships which are also managed by the Foundation and are open to any student to apply for who meet the minimum criteria.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2017

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Student Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Student Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of alumni (regardless of last date of enrollment) who submit updated contact information to the alumni office within the most recent academic year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The KCKCC Foundation recently launched a new website with an updated form for alumni to update their contact information. This data is not available for years prior to 2018 because of new staff.

Number of internal faculty and/or staff who participate in the internal giving campaign.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Student Scholarships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The KCKCC Foundation re-launched the internal giving campaign for faculty and staff. The new "Family Fund" supports the Foundation Scholarship Program and is continuing to grow.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Since 1977, the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation has proudly served as a partner and avid supporter for the enhancement of teaching, learning, and engaging the community to transform lives. As a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3), it is led by committed community members. Foundation leadership raises funds for College programs, projects, and special initiatives; and administers scholarship programs designed to provide KCKCC students with academic and professional growth opportunities, with a commitment to facilitating key partnerships between the college and the community.

The Foundation is a 501 c (3) organization and funds are raised through corporate gifts, private gifts, unrestricted donations, special fundraising events, and planned giving.

KCKCC Foundation is currently a staff of four (4) full-time. and one (1) part-time person. The staff work on fund development, scholarship management, financial analysis, special events, marketing of the Foundation, donor stewardship and cultivation, community involvement, identifying new sources of funding, and administrative service to provide educational assistance in the form of scholarships to KCKCC students. In addition, KCKCC Foundation develops and executes fundraising initiatives to support capital and departmental program priorities for Kansas City Kansas Community College. Our Foundation administers capital and investments accounts of over $1 million.

Accomplishments (2018-2019):

• 125 scholarships were awarded totaling $120,000 for Summer/Fall 2019.
• Since 2003 (electronic records), KCKCC Foundation has awarded over 3,200 scholarships totaling over $3.5M.
• The Foundation now has 29 named scholarships, and 1 general Foundation scholarship.
• 2 new scholarships were funded for the Fall of 2019: Heart of America Patriot Foundation and Wyandotte Lions Club.
• 1 new scholarship for Fall 2020, the Dr. David Kline – Women in STEM scholarship.
• Growth of the KCKCC Family Fund (internal giving campaign) from 2% to over 21% participation and growing.
• Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards & Scholarship Event showed an increase of 39% in funding.
• New College President hired, new Foundation Director hired, new members joined the Foundation Board.


Goals (2019-2020):

• Continue to grow the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards & Scholarship Event through increased sponsorships, creating an event committee, and selling all 200 seats.
• Continue to increase scholarship funding through existing sources as well as new funding sources.
• Go live with new software that houses all Foundation data, manages events, marketing for the Foundation, and financial processing.
• Continue to grow the Foundation Board of Directors.
• Implement a newly developed KCKCC Alumni Association.
• Implement an annual fund campaign.
• Create, manage, and cultivate portfolios for major gift and campaign prospects.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mary Ricketts

Wealth on Purpose

Term: 2019 - 2021

Mary Ricketts

CFG Wealth Management

Donna Tilden

Benefits Design Group

Murrel Bland

MCB Consulting, Inc.

Mike Bukaty

Bukaty Companies

Pattie Whitmer

JE Dunn

Matt Watkins

Reece Commercial Real Estate

Rosalyn Brown

KCKCC Board of Trustees

Ray Daniels

KCKCC Board of Trustees

Tom Mayfield

American Family Insurance

Melanie Simpson

University of Kansas Hospital

Alan Thompson

Hollywood Casino

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? Not applicable