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501(c) Success: Working Together for Systems Change through Philanthropy

Thursday, October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110


The nonprofit sector plays a powerful role in helping shape and support our communities. From donors, to advocates, to nonprofit staff, we each have the opportunity to push for positive, systemic change. If you're ready to learn how the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is striving to support economic stability, mobility, and prosperity, then this session is for you. 

Join Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to learn why now is the perfect time to advance systems change. Wendy will share how Kauffman Foundation is building on their pillars of a prepared workforce and entrepreneur focused economic development to help usher in a new era of inclusive prosperity.

Participants in this session will walk away with a deeper understanding of key topics, including:

  • Kauffman Foundation's ongoing journey toward racial equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • The Foundation's current strategies to improve outcomes for students and entrepreneurs while also supporting systems change; and
  • A vision and hope for our sector and our region.

Whether you are a nonprofit executive or an emerging leader with a vision, this session will benefit any professional who is striving for a more equitable system and a better tomorrow. 

This is a program of the 501(c) Success National Speaker Series.  


Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Wendy Guillies is the president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. With more than $3B in assets, the Kauffman Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The Foundation approaches its work from the middle of the country with a solid Midwest mindset – working to build practical and workable solutions to today’s challenges.

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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
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