Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Local philanthropy: Kansas City ranks tops among metros

According to this source: "Now, Kansas Cityâs above-average civic-mindedness has been confirmed, at least according to nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator, a New Jersey-based nonprofit. In its Metro Market Study 2010, Kansas City ranked fifth among 30 large metropolitan markets, with an overall score of 57.36. The only markets ahead of it were No. 1 Pittsburgh (59.38), Houston, Dallas and San Francisco. Miami came in sixth."
clipped from www.bizjournals.com

It’s no secret that Kansas City has a strong contingent of philanthropic, civic-minded people.

Take the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, for instance. For its new Bloch Building, the Hall Family Foundation provided money to pay the principal and interest on $60 million of tax-exempt 30-year bonds.

The Lockton Family Foundation donated $1 million, a gift matched by museum trustees Henry Bloch, Don Hall and Estelle Sosland.

And that’s just to name a handful of donors.

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