Educational Institutions

Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Fund

  • Kansas City, KS
  • www.kckcc.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation is to solicit, receive, invest, manage and award monies toward achieving the goals of the students and Kansas City Kansas Community College and developing alumni support.

Main Programs

  1. Student Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

KS - Wyandotte County

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Mr. Lacy Ward

Keywords

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kckcc, kck endowment, kck community college, kck college, kckcc foundation, kansas city kansas college fund

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Also Known As

Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation

EIN

48-0947391

 Number

1937117890

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments (2015-2016): Scholarships: the Foundation awarded $250,000 in scholarship aid to 123 students during the 2015-2016 academic year.4.0 Gala: in October 2015, the Foundation hosted the 4.0 Gala, a scholarship fundraising event which netted $60,000.Foundation Director Hired: in April 2016, the Foundation hired Lacy Ward, Jr. as executive director. Ward comes to the position with a background that includes development experience in higher education, the arts and humanities, and social services.Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Induction: in April 2016, the Foundation hosted its Twenty-First Annual Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Induction. Begun in 1996, the Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of Mid-America's leaders in education. Goals (2016-2017): Board Growth: the Foundation seeks to expand its board ranks by recruiting four (4) to seven (7) Members at Large (i.e. community) to the Board of Directors.Development Assessment: the expanded Board will form the Foundation's case for support by assessing the Foundation's preparedness for development activities in support of Kansas City Kansas Community College in the areas of student scholarships, capital improvements, and program support.Capacity Building: informed by the development assessment, the Foundation will form a strategy for building donor relations capacity in the areas of stewardship, acknowledgement, recognition, and engagement.Scholarships: the Foundation will increase endowed and direct scholarship support.

Programs

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Program 1

Student Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are placed in trust by the Foundation or the donor and provide a perpetual stream of financial support from the return on dollars invested. The donor may designate criteria for scholarship awards. Direct scholarships are expended normally in zero to three years. The donor may designate criteria for scholarship awards.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

KS - Wyandotte County

Funding Needs

Board Growth: nominations are desired for potential board members.Development Assessment: $25,000. To engage a consulting firm to complete a development assessment of the Foundation's development history, current condition, and desired course for improvement.Capacity Building: $25,000. To support acquisition of software systems and hardware to support development activities, as well as, to support ongoing development consulting during the process of capacity building.Scholarships: $10,000 minimum for endowed scholarships. No minimum for direct scholarships or contributions to the general scholarship endowed fund.

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KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Lacy Ward

BIO

Lacy Ward Jr. brings 30 years of non-profit, higher education, government, and military leadership experience to the position of Foundation Director. He is adept at forming/reforming institutions and taking them to the next level.At the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, he is working with campus and community leaders to more fully integrate the Foundation into the College's day-to-day operations and strategic planning. This integration will yield greater strategic investment in the College's future.Ward's experience in higher education extends from the classroom to the boardroom having served as an adjunct professor, senior administrator, and trustee.A lover of history, Ward was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. He was also invited by President Barack Obama to join him in a White House signing ceremony for the establishment of the Fort Monroe National Monument.Ward earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology with a minor in Physics from Virginia State University, and his Master of Public Administration from Virginia Tech.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"As the Executive Director of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association I think it is important to highlight some of the goals of the Endowment Association for the future. The board of directors has directed us to continue to grow our Endowment through our annual Mid America Hall of Fame Dinner, networking with potential donors, along with managing our scholarship program. We also plan to create an alumni association and an annual giving campaign. These projects will take some time to get the processes in place to be successful but when they are in place we hope they will help us continue to grow. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Davis

Thatcher Funeral Home

Term: May 2016 - June 2017

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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