Past Events

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  • November 10 – Philanthropic Planning for Highest Capacity Donors with Philip Cubeta
  • October 13 – Gifts Can Be Dangerous with Cathy Reagan Sheffield
  • September 22 – 22nd Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference
  • August 11 – The Generous Business with Evan Lange
  • July 13 – MAPGC Coffee Tasting and Tour at The Roasterie on the Boulevard
  • June 8 – After Hours at Boulevard Brewing Company
  • May 12 – Debunking 5 Common Myths Surrounding Planned Giving with Josh Hanson
  • April 21 – Funding Your Charitable Giving from Unexpected Sources with Nathan Daley
  • March 10 –  Forming the IdeaL Team © with Steve Goodner
  • February  10  – UnmASKing the ASK…Understanding the Moral Biography of Your Donor with Bill Regan
  • January 20 – Economic Conditions and Issues in the Low- and Moderate-Income Community with Kelly D. Edmiston


  • December 9 – New Holiday Gathering – a Members-Only Event At Children’s Mercy
  • November 11 – Let’s Work Together with Ron Philgreen
  • October 14 – Annual, Major, and Planned Gifts – Allies in Fund Development with Maria Kerford, Regional Director of Planned Giving, Washington University
  • September 9Are We There Yet?: A Gift’s Journey from Donor’s Death to Charity
  • August 12 – 21st Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference
  • May 12 – 2016 A Night At The Museum – for Members Only
  • April 8 – Charitable Gift Planning – NOT Just for the Rich and Famous with Scott Blakesley
  • March 11  – Black Belt Gift Planning: Ten Stages to Becoming a Master
    with Alexandra Brovey
  • February 12 – Read This…When I’m Dead – A Guide to Getting Your Stuff Together for Your Loved Ones with authors Annie Presley & Christy Howard
  • January 8 – Secrets to Finding More Donors from the Experts with Tanja Heinen, Andy Morrison, Lindsey Serrano & Alan R. Stetson


  • December 11 – Annual Members Holiday Breakfast
  • November 11 –  Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Planning: Two Strategies for a “Zeroed Out” CLAT
    Speakers: Jim Betterman, Joe Growney, Courtney Conrad of Lathrop & Gage’s Wealth Strategies practice
  • October 9 – Advocating for the Future of Charitable Gift Planning
    Speaker: Michael Kenyon, President and CEO of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • September 11 – We’re not fly over country anymore–How arts and technology are changing Kansas City
    Speaker:    Michael Burke
  • August 14 – 20th Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference
    With Keynote Speaker:  Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP®  and nine other speakers
  • May 14 – A Night at the Museum (Members Only)
    After enjoying appetizers and cocktails in a vibrant Museum setting, we will enjoy a captivating highlight of the featured exhibition, Shared Legacy
  • April 10 – What Statistics Say about Promoting Bequests
    Speaker: Michael P. Romero, Vice President, Trust Counsel, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma
  • March 13 – Case Study Discussions on How to Communicate Gift Strategies Effectively With Prospects
    Speaker: Kirby Hughes Gould, Vice-President, Christian Church Foundation
  • February 13 – Current Tax Issues and Planning Strategies
    Speaker: Julie Welch, CPA, PFS, CFP, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.
  • January 10 – Economic Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Greater Kansas City Area
    Speaker: Kelly Edmiston, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


  • December 12 – Annual Members Holiday Breakfast
  • November 19 – Online Webinar: 10 Steps to a Successful Planned Giving Program
    Speaker:  Josh Hanson, Gift Planning Marketing Consultant The Stelter Company
  • November 14 – Planned Giving in a Comprehensive Campaign
    Speaker: Philip M. Purcell, JD, Vice President for Planned Giving and Endowment Stewardship at the Ball State University Foundation, Muncie, IN
  • October 10 – Estate and Family Business Succession Planning: When to Ask the Charitable Question
    Speaker: Cindy McClannahan, Chair of the Estate Planning Section, Seigfreid Bingham
  • September 25 – Virtual Seminar – “Knowing a Planned Giver When You See One”
    Speaker:  Jeff Lydenberg, PG Calc
  • September 16 – AFP-MAPGC Fall Social Event
  • September 12 – Modern Family Estate Planning: Unmarried Couples and Same-Sex Couple Considerations
    Speaker: Johni Hays, JD, Vice President, Thompson & Associates
  • August 15 –  19th Annual Building Blocks half-day conference
  • May 16 – Joint Program sponsored by MAPGC & AFP
    Speaker: Cynthia Krause of Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • May 14 – Virtual Seminar – “Start and Grow your Planned Giving Program”
    Presented by: Crescendo
  • April 11 – Integrating – not just Adding – Social Media for Planned Giving
    Speaker: Jessica Best, Community Director for emfluence
  • March 14 – Charitable Planning Strategies for Upper-Income Donors Facing the 3.8% Surtax
    Speaker: Chris Hoyt, JD, Professor, University of Kansas City-Missouri Law School
  • February 26 – Multichannel Planned Giving Marketing Program
    Presented by: Crescendo Interactive
  • February 14 – Sweet Talking With Your Aging Donors
    Speakers:  Evie Curtis, Senior Vice President, Country Club Trust Company and Samantha Shepherd, Founding Attorney, Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC
  • January 19 – Washington & Economic Update, Annual Membership Meeting
    Speaker:  Kelly D. Edmiston, Senior Economist in Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City