Mid-America Planned Giving Council

Helping You Make a Difference


Our Members

Roger Alexander
Director of Gift Planning
MidAmerica Nazarene University

Doug Anderson
Development Director
Miles of Smiles, Inc.

Tim Andrews
Legacy Planning
Benedictine College

Sandy Baldwin
Donor Connections Specialist
City Union Mission

Mary Zahner Bauer
Director of Donor Relations
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Marissa Baum
Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator
American Jazz Museum

Roseanne Becker
Development Officer
Unity World Headquarters

Sheila Bird
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancment
Sterling College

Scott Blakesley
Attorney At Law
Spencer Fane LLP

Cindy Bodker
Director of Development
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

Susie Bower
Vice President, Individual Giving
United Way of Greater Kansas City

Ruth Brackney
Lathrop  Gage

Ettie Brightwell
Director, Community Relations & Development
Cottonwood, Inc.

Kristi Burmeister
Heritage Law LLC

Sam Burnett
Trust Officer
Midwest Trust Company

Michael Calabria
Planned Giving Director

John Caton
Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas

JT Cattle
Director of Development
Avila University

Eric Clark
Senior Wealth Advisor
Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC

James Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Country Club Trust Company, NA

Wendy Coonrod
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
United Way of Greater Topeka

Mindy Corporon
Chief Executive Officer
Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC

Evelyn Craig
President & CEO
reStart, Inc.

Barbara Cusick
Director of Development
St. Teresa’s Academy

Thomas Daniels
Finance Director
Metro Lutheran Ministry

Lou Ann Donovan
Gift Planning Advisor
The Salvation Army

Cole Eason
Assistant Director of University Advancement
Rockhurst University

Sean Easterly
Wealth Advisor
Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management

Bill Eckert
Philanthropic Consultant
Donor Education & Motivation Program

Justin Elder
Director of Development
Asbury United Methodist Church

Merritt Engel

Dianne Ensminger
Kingswood Foundation

Rochelle Falk
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C.

Jared Fears
Associate Director of Mission Funding
Community of Christ

Sandra Ferguson
Mission Funding Specialist
Community of Christ

Suzanne Flanegin
Executive Director of Planned Giving
University of Missouri

Ed Fredenberg
Assistant Gift Planning Director
The Salvation Army

Richard Freiburghouse
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

Debra Goldstein
Director of Individual Giving
Kansas City Ballet

John Goodwin
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Kirby Gould
Christian Church Foundation

Laura Gray
Planned Giving Director
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Joseph Growney
Lathrop Gage LLP

Phillip Hanson
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

James Hart
Hart Law Company, PC

Tanja Heinen
Vice President of Advancement
Youthville EmberHope

Emily Hess
Senior Director of Advancement
Kansas City Art Institute

Lauren Hoopes
Executive Director
Jewish Community Foundation

Christopher Hoyt

Krista Hurd
Senior Coordinator of Philanthropic Gift Planning
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Ben Johnson
Director of Gift Planning
Kansas State University Foundation

Michael Kateman
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement
University of Missouri-Columbia

Tim Keeton
Associate Vice President for University Advancement
MidAmerica Nazarene University

Nichole Kennedy
Trust Officer
Midwest Trust Company

Kevin Kirby
Senior Gift Planning Officer
American Red Cross

Jonathan Klem
Senior Vice President & Trust Officer
Country Club Trust Co.

Kristopher Koenig
Wealth Advisor
Prime Capital

Jane Lampo
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Carrie lenahan
Manager of Individual Giving
Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Jane Liebert
Major Gifts and Planned Giving
University of Saint Mary

Carmen Liimatta

Katie Lord
Vice President
Jeffrey Byrne + Associates

Roy Mann
Director of Development
Emporia State University Foundation

Janet Mark
Senior Development Director
Kauffman Center for the Performing arts

John Martin
Managing Member
JMA Group, LLC

Chrissy Mason
Planned Giving/Major Gift Coordinator
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.

Laurie McCormack
Senior Vice President, Individual Giving
United Way of Greater Kansas City

Jim Mechler
Associate Senior Vice President for Development
KU Endowment Association

Pamela Miller
Nonprofit Professional & Community Volunteer

Stacey Million
Asst. Director of Philanthropic Giving
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Joy Mistele
Director of Planned Giving
University of Central Missouri Foundation

Andy Morrison
Assitant Vice President for Gift Planning
KU Endowment

Kerrie Nichols
Executive Director
Wornall Majors House Museum

Peggy Person
Senior Development Director Schools of Nursing & Health Professionals
Kansas University Endowment Association

Peter Phillips
Trust Officer
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Jerry Pickman
Vice President for University Advancement/Executive Director, MWSU Foundation
Missouri Western State University

Gary Pratt
Planned Giving Officer
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Dustin Prockish

Cynthia Randazzo
President & CEO
The Research Foundation

Earl Reineman
Major & Planned Gifts Manager
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association

Allison Rickels
Executive Director/CEO
FarmHouse Foundation

William Riek
Asst. Director, Philanthropic Gift Planning
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Ed Roberts, CAP
Director of Gift Planning and Capital Funding
The Salvation Army, Kansas/Western Missouri Division

Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Director of Development
Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City

Robin Rowland
Vice President, Donor Relations and Communications
Wayside Waifs

Nelson Rumore
Executive Director
Lakeview Village Foundation

Greg Savage
Estate & Gift Planning Specialist
Community of Christ

Kent Sedlacek
Senior Director of Gift Planning
Kansas State University Foundation

Lindsey Serrano
Senior Wealth Consultant
Mariner Wealth Advisors

Edwin Shafer
Shafer Development Associates, Inc.

John Shehane
Greene and Associates

Kristin Shore
Associate Director
KU Endowment Association

Kathy Sims
Endowment Director
Heart of America Council – Boy Scouts of America

  1. Glen Smith
    Smith Elder & Business Law, LLC

Aaron Smith
Gift Planning Advisor
The Salvation Army

Thomas Smith
Estate & Planned Giving Officer

Pat Smithson
Director of Development
University of Central Missouri

Tammy Strutton
Trust Officer
Midwest Trust Company

Emily Sullivan
Heritage Law LLC

Shannon Sundberg
Director of Advancement
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Matt Syverson
Financial Advisor
Sound Stewardship, LLC

Douglas Thomas

Jessica Thompson
Development and Program Manager
Head for the Cure

Alisha Thomson
Trust Business Development Officer
Country Club Trust Company

Monica Tiffany
Creative Director/Principal

Gregory Vranicar

Jennifer Wampler
Chief Development Officer
Kansas City Ballet

Philip Watson
Managing Director of Philanthropic Gift Planning
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Stacey Winkelbauer
Trust Administrator
The Commerce Trust Company