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Lori Kodanaz

Congressional Earmark Funding – Ready, Set, Go!

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Congressional earmarks have proven to be widely popular and don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Last year, the combined House and Senate earmark funding went from $9.9 Billion (FY 2022) to $16.7 Billion (FY2023), with significant increases from both House and Senate. (Source: Zach Courser, Ph.D., Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center). Known in the House as Community Project…

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Client Spotlight: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Makes Good on Founder’s Promise

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Byrne Pelofsky has been honored to work with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (Sam Rodgers) over the past six months. Sam Rodgers leans on the tenants of its founder, Dr. Sam Rodgers, in their daily work to provide quality health care to each and every patient they serve.  In 1968, Dr. Rodgers – an obstetrician/gynecologist – opened the first federally…

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Client Success Story: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Breaks Ground on New Radiation Oncology Center in Central Missouri

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art radiation oncology facility in December 2022. The $14,000,000 facility will be constructed on the GVMH main campus in Clinton, Missouri, and is scheduled for completion in one year. The 18-month campaign raised over $7,000,000, surpassing the initial $6,000,000 fundraising goal.  By…

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Aim4Peace, a violence intervention and prevention program, Receives $2,000,000 to Help Reduce Gun Violence in KC

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, Aim4Peace, was awarded a $2,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Aim4Peace is a Community Violence Intervention and Prevention program run by the KCMO Health Department, that targets firearm-related crime reduction. Only 21 awards of this size were granted to cities and civic organizations across the country who work…

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Midterms, the Charitable Sector + the Voter

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By Lori Kodanaz Vice President of Program Development Forecasting an election in today’s political environment is no easy task. Pundits swing both ways and unfortunately, leave us with more questions than answers. Target Point consulting recently interviewed 1,000 registered voters nationwide to get a feel for the prevailing views on nonprofits in relation to public policy. The results were mixed….

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Client Success Story: Missouri Valley College Receives $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, Missouri Valley College, will receive $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education under the Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development program. Missouri Valley College is one of two Missouri grantees, which were announced by the office of Senator Roy Blunt last week. The Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Program provides resources to…

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Vegas + Louisville: A Tale of Two Cities

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Byrne Pelofsky recently participated in conducting and writing feasibility studies on behalf of the cities of Las Vegas, Nevada and Louisville, Kentucky as part of the Build Back Better grant process of which both cities and their respective innovation initiatives are finalists.  Byrne Pelofsky was proud to partner with the Waymaker Group to study both cities’ readiness to build upon…

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