Tavia & Clark Hunt
The Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Nonprofit Connect's signature event, when we come together as a community to recognize extraordinary leaders in philanthropy. With more than 1,000 members of the nonprofit and for-profit community attending every year, the Luncheon is Kansas City's oldest and largest celebration of giving. The funds raised at the Luncheon allow Nonprofit Connect to continue to offer education, resources and networking so that area nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.
The Philanthropy Awards
Nonprofit Connect honors those who embody the spirit of giving in Kansas City by awarding the Philanthropy Awards. To date, we have honored over 185 established leaders and businesses in the Kansas City area for their contributions to the community. This year we are honoring the following change makers.
Deanna and Greg Graves
Philanthropists of the Year
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Business Philanthropist of the Year
Nonprofit Professional of the Year
Joseph Jacobs III
Volunteer of the Year
Emerging Philanthropist of the Year
Emerging Nonprofit Professional of the Year
Emerging Volunteer of the Year
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Excellence in Impact Award
Giving the Basics with KCMO Police Department and KCMO School District
Excellence in Collaboration Award
David Renz, Ph.D.
Special Lifetime Achievement Award