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Big Money from Tech: A New Playbook for Philanthropy

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According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, 75% of the $33.4 billion donated to charity in 2021 by the wealthiest donors came from the tech industry. How that money is being managed and pushed out for greater good is changing as fast as the tech world itself. According to a recent article in The Economist (“Giving 3.0-How a Tide of Tech…
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BP+A Client Spotlight: The Transition Academy

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Kim Riley, Founder and Executive Director of The Transition Academy, is making a difference in the lives and futures of high school youth with disabilities. When it was time for Kim and her son - who meets the requirements for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) - to make a plan for life beyond high school, Riley found herself in a…
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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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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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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Vice President of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising events are a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your operations over the past couple of years. You most likely were forced to make the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone and cancel in-person events, perhaps many times.  But now that vaccines are widespread…
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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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Client Success Story: Swope Health Secures $1.4M Mabee Challenge Grant

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce that our client, Swope Health, was awarded a $1,400,000 challenge grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation towards the construction of their state-of-the-art PACE KC Adult Wellness Center. Together with new programming for the elderly, PACE KC (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), will provide a unique continuum of care and services…
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The Generosity Commission Launches: Reimagining and Reigniting America’s Spirit of Generosity

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Editor’s Note: The Generosity Commission is a project of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation and was conceptualized while Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky, was serving as Board Chair of the Giving Institute from 2015-2017. Jeffrey had a critical role in the establishment of the Commission and is delighted that it has officially launched. As…
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Client Success Story: SAVE, Inc. Breaks Ground on Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown KC

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Byrne Pelofsky was delighted to attend the groundbreaking of Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown Kansas City and an initiative of our long-term client, SAVE, Inc. SAVE, Inc. is the sole provider of specialized housing for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the bi-state, Kansas City metropolitan area. It was founded more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom…
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