Mid-America Planned Giving Council

Helping You Make a Difference


2018 Building Blocks Committee

This Building Blocks Committee has oversight for all logistics and promotion of the Council’s signature half-day program designed to present information useful to those wanting to know more about planned giving. Target audiences include one-person not-for-profit development officers looking to add planned giving to their program, estate planning attorneys and CPAs who want to improve their knowledge of charitable giving vehicles, and community volunteers who want to better assist with their organization’s planned giving efforts. The speakers bring many years of planned giving experience to share in this program. Large general sessions coupled with smaller breakout sessions will allow attendees to track their own paths during the conference, ask direct questions of presenters, and develop relationships with other planned giving professionals and volunteers in this community and beyond.


Cole Eason, Rockhurst University

Stacey Million, Children’s Mercy Kansas City


  • Mary Zahner Bauer, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Sam Burnette, Midwest Trust Company
  • Sandra Ferguson, Community of Christ
  • Krista Hurd, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • John Martin, JMA Group, LLC
  • Cynthia Randazzo, The Research Foundation
  • Bill Riek, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Pat Smithson
  • Greg Vranicar
  • Stacey Winkelbauer, The Commerce Trust Company

Member Quotes

MAPGC is the perfect network and resource for me

JT Cattle Director of Development, Avila University