Scholarship Committee

The Scholarships Committee oversees the administration of the three scholarship opportunities currently available through Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners (MACGP). The scholarships were created from gifts and matching gifts from the members of the council and a founding gift by Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings. Scholarships are awarded in the summer.

Scholarships available include: One year membership with MACGP, One entry to the Building Blocks Conference, One travel and conference fees to attend the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners National Conference (NACGP) for Philanthropic Planning (NCPP).

For information on the scholarship program and to apply, please visit Scholarships.

CHAIR: John MartinManaging Member
JMA Group, LLC


  • Mary Zahner Bauer, Director of Donor Relations
    Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Michael J. Calabria, Planned Giving Director
  • Jared Fears, Associate Director of Mission Funding
    Community of Christ
  • John Goodwin, Wealth Management Advisor
    Northwestern Mutual
  • Cynthia Randazzo, President & CEO
    The Research Foundation
  • William Riek, Assistant Director,  Philanthropic Gift Planning
    Children’s Mercy Hospital