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Congratulations to Dr. Bonnie Humphrey, Missouri Valley College President, on her Retirement

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Byrne Pelofsky would like to congratulate Dr. Bonnie Humphrey on her retirement after 18 years as President of Missouri Valley College (MVC). During her tenure, Dr. Humphrey successfully directed several major capital projects and campaigns for MVC.  Byrne Pelofsky has partnered with Dr. Humphrey and MVC’s development staff over the past two years to raise over $8,000,000 in support of…

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Please Welcome BP+A’s Newest Team Member: Dr. Thomas Sack

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Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D. Of Counsel Byrne Pelofsky is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Sack, Ph.D., to our staff. Tom comes to us after a 40-year career at MRIGlobal where he served as President & CEO for the past ten years. Sack led MRIGlobal in a stellar $15,000,000 capital campaign that expanded the institute’s critical life sciences work…

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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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New Client-Partner Announcement: REHOPE – Restoring Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce our new partnership with REHOPE, formerly known as Restoration House of Greater Kansas City. REHOPE provides faith-based, long-term residential housing and comprehensive programs and services for survivors of human trafficking through the following activities: Therapeutic and holistic wellness programs such as trauma-informed counseling, healing arts, small animal therapy and gardening Spiritual development Job training…

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Fundraising on the Edge of Economic Instability

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Fundraisers are nervously watching the economic indicators and stakeholders’ reactions to the ups and downs of the stock market.  Do we batten down the hatches? Do we ride it out, hoping for the best?  What is the right move at this time? The good news is that, historically, giving during a downturn has dropped by only 0.5%.  Even during the…

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Giving USA 2022: Americans gave a record $484.85 billion to charity in 2021 thanks to a strong stock market and GDP

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According to Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $484.85 billion to U.S. charities in 2021. Thanks to a strong year for the stock market and GDP, 2021 giving nearly kept pace with inflation following 2020’s record giving year and outpouring of support for the nonprofit sector. Giving USA, the…

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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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New Client-Partner Announcement: Pet Resource Center of Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to announce that we have recently partnered with the Pet Resource Center of Kansas City (PRCKC) to help plan, fund and implement a major expansion to their facilities and services. Since 2002, PRCKC (formerly Spay and Neuter Kansas City) has provided a powerful set of services that pet owners in the KC metro need to help…

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Good News From Blackbaud: The Blackbaud Institute Reports Largest Growth in Giving since 2012

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The Blackbaud Institute recently released its annual Charitable Giving Report and found that giving in the United States grew 9%, which represents the largest increase in a decade. Blackbaud serves the “social good community” with innovative cloud-based software solutions.  The Blackbaud Institute is Blackbaud’s research and community impact arm, bringing together leading innovators and experts to foster collaborative solutions to…

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