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Father of Kansas City

Today, it’s known as Westport. It’s a place known for attracting a younger set complete with niche restaurants, bars and live music. But the current day aura cannot wipe out the legacy of John Calvin McCoy. He was the son of a Baptist missionary.  His father, Isaac McCoy, helped established  »  Read More

5 Key Findings on the Charitable Giving of the Wealthy

I received a phone message from a ministry that simply said, “Bill, I’m sure that all your wealthy donors just need to hear about us–we’re a great ministry!” His statement was bold, but was it true? A U.S. Trust/Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 2016 study of  »  Read More

Where Is Giving Going in 2018?

Anytime you want to look ahead, it’s often helpful to look back. With 2017 in the books, we won’t know for quite some time the final results for charitable giving. The last full year of numbers (2016) from Giving USA was reported in the July 2017 Chronicle of Philanthropy. What did 2016 tell  »  Read More