Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for planning and delivering the Council’s monthly educational programs.  The President-Elect has responsibility for scheduling and coordinating for their succeeding year as President the speakers, venues, catering, marketing, registration and attendance, and program evaluations for the monthly programs in January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December.  The current President has overall responsibility for coordinating and presenting the monthly programs he/she developed in his/her year as President-Elect.

2020 CHAIR: John K. Goodwin, Wealth Management Advisor – Northwestern Mutual

2021 CHAIR:  Kristin Shore, Associate Development Director – Gift Planning KU Endowment Association


  • Bill Eckert, Philanthropic Consultant
    Donor Motivation Program & Strategic Financial Partners
  • Kirby Gould, Vice-President
    Christian Church Foundation
  • Michael Kateman, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement
    University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Kevin Kirby, Senior Gift Planning Officer
    American Red Cross
  • Carrie Lenahan, Associate Director of Development
    Kansas City Repertory Theatre
  • Kerrie Nichols, Executive Director
    Wornall Majors House Museum
  • William Riek, Assistant Director,  Philanthropic Gift Planning
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Kerry Stein, Director, Development
    Bishop Ward High School