$500,000 Grant to the National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas City) received $500,000 from the William T. Kemper Foundation for the digitization of its WWI objects and documents to be made searchable on the nonprofit’s website. This gift helps the organization fulfill its objective of engaging new and more diverse global audiences through the effective implementation of digital technologies. The project will help increase educational opportunities for students, researchers and the general community – locally, nationally and internationally.
$160,000 in Recent Support for Inspiring Excellence
Community School of the Arts (Fort Smith, Ark.) has received several recent gifts towards its Inspiring Excellence campaign to build the Center for the Creative Arts adjacent to the United States Marshals Museum. The organization received an estate pledge of $50,000; a pledge of $50,000 from a prominent Fort Smith family; a $35,000 pledge for a naming opportunity in the culinary and music programs; and a $25,000 pledge to name a new music recording studio.
$80,000 in Support of Metropolitan Community College
Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City) has received several recent gifts towards it campaign, The Path Forward. Those include a $20,000 Evergy Hometown Economic Recovery Program grant to support a new client-customer work program; $10,000 Bank of America grant to support a cohort of eight CNA students with tuition and support; and $50,000 from the Greater Kansas City COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund to support students dealing with housing and food insecurity.
$50,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City) received a $50,000 gift from Hy-Vee as part of the company’s $1 million and one million volunteer-hour commitment to organizations that support racial unity and equality. The Museum is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.
30th Anniversary of Open Avenues’ Executive Director
Open Avenues (Rogers, Ark.) announced the 30th anniversary of its executive director, Brenda Neal. From her colleagues: “We are so thankful for your exceptional leadership for three decades. You have changed so many lives for the better, and we are grateful beyond words!” Open Avenues is a long-standing Kinetic client with a mission of opening avenues of opportunity for people with disabilities by facilitating personal growth and attainment of vocational goals. Congratulations, Brenda!
Congratulations to Kinetic’s Partner, Corporate Copy Print
Corporate Copy Print (Independence, Mo.) was recognized as the 2020 Small Business of the Year by the Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Independence Economic Development Council. “Playing a responsible role in our community has always been one of our core values.” An anchor company in the Independence, Mo. community, CCP is a partner in serving Kinetic clients. This is well-deserved recognition for all they do.