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Lisa Pelofsky and Barb Bloch Changing Lives through KC Scholars

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KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. The program was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation and is now an independent 501c3 with a community-based board of directors. KC Scholars creates life-changing opportunities by providing the means – through scholarships and financial incentives to promote college savings – for low-…

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Byrne Pelofsky Client bringing “No Place Like Home” to the Big Screen

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Every once in a while, the Byrne Pelofsky team has the opportunity to work on a slightly “out of the box” project. We are excited to be working with Do Good Productions as fundraising counsel for an important project highlighting the lives, struggles and perseverance of LGBTQ individuals living in Kansas. The film is based on C.J. Janovy’s 2018 nonfiction…

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Byrne Pelofsky Honors Grantees at Truman Heartland Community Foundation Grants Luncheon

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The Byrne Pelofsky team was honored to sponsor and attend the 24th Annual Grants Luncheon for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The luncheon recognizes the 2019 grant recipients who were awarded over $300,00 in grants on behalf of charitable funds at the community foundation. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation works in partnership with nonprofits that share their passion and vision…

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501(c) Success Series 2019: Natalye Paquin on The Civic Century

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How are you and your organization going to kick start the multiplication effect? This, among many other takeaways, is what Natalye Paquin, President & CEO of Points of Light, wants Kansas City nonprofit leaders to infuse into their volunteering movements. Natalye spoke to over 100 nonprofit professionals in the Kansas City area on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the…

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Jeffrey Byrne invited to join Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust

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Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder & CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, has been invited to join the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area. Jeffrey was chosen for membership by the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence…

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bbcon 2019: The Tech Gathering for Social Good

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Earlier this month, Jeffrey attended bbcon 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee,  joining thousands of social good professionals for three days of unforgettable sessions and tech innovations. Organized by Blackbaud, the conference is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. With content for arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations, and…

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Byrne Pelofsky Supports the Victory Fund in Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky Co-Founders Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky rubbed shoulders with Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids at the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch on September 15. The Victory Fund’s annual visit to Kansas City celebrates open LGBTQ leaders from across the Midwest and the movement’s progress in the region. There was much to toast to this year, particularly…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members

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Suzanne Dicken, Vice President of Strategic Development “Following the exciting news of our merger, we are delighted to welcome Suzanne as our Vice President of Strategic Development. Suzanne’s background in marketing, business development and nonprofit administration will help take our expert fundraising services and new identity as Byrne Pelofsky to the next level.”  -Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO A Kansas…

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Spotlight on Success : The Mabee Challenge Grant

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In the nonprofit world, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and their coveted Mabee Challenge Grant, represent the pinnacle of capital campaign fundraising success. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Mabee Foundation was founded by John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee in 1948 with an aim to fund charitable organizations in the South and Southwestern United States. Today,…

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