William (Bill) High is the Chief Executive Officer of National Christian Foundation Heartland. At NCF, he works with families, individual givers and financial advisors to inspire and facilitate biblical generosity. Practically, he works with families to develop multi-generational plans, address income tax, estate tax and complex gift transactions, including the sales of businesses. Bill is a recognized speaker, including recognition as one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the country by Philanthropy Media.. He speaks frequently at conferences around the country.
Bill is the founder of iDonate.com, a donation platform software company serving the non-profit community. He also helped found FamilyArc.com, a family legacy company committed to helping families preserve their stories online. As the President of Ignite Consulting, Bill works with families to design their multi-generational legacy plans.
Pat joined the Community Foundation in 2006 but has a long history in nonprofit management, strategic planning, resource and community development, and the arts. In the mid 90’s Pat spent 9 years with BEU a Community Development Corporation, in the Historic 18th and Vine district. While there, she represented Kansas City as one of eight individuals selected nationally to participate in the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Community Development Arts Resource Initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Business. In the early 2000’s Pat enjoyed independent consulting as a museum design content researcher for Eisterhold Associates. With Eisterhold, Pat contributed to such projects as the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in North Carolina, Rosa Parks Children’s Annex in Alabama and Ralph Nader’s Tort Law Museum in Connecticut. Ever committed to applying personally and professionally acquired skills toward improving the quality of life in Kansas City, she has served on a number of boards affecting both sides of Kansas City’s state line and is currently on the Board of Trustees of City Trusts for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, KCUR, VisitKC, and Rotary Club 13.
Pat is a past President of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and attained CFRE credentials in the field.
Desiree Monize is the founder and Executive Director of Avenue of Life, a nonprofit with the aim of breaking the cycle of poverty through community development in KCK and KCMO. For six years, Desiree served as the Executive Director of Hope Faith Ministries, where she took a small soup kitchen to the largest homeless day center in Kansas City.
Prior to working with the homeless, Desiree held the position of Equipping Pastor at Vineyard KC North, serving a congregation of 2000 through volunteer management, assimilation, leadership development and pastoral care.
Desiree has over 17 years experience in the field of domestic violence, serving as a legal advocate and shelter liaison. She is a visionary leader with a talent for rebuilding inefficient businesses with the effective leadership, policies and procedures needed for healthy growth and expansion. She is passionately committed to urban ministry and community development.
She is a mother to two sons and a daughter-in-law. She recently became a grandmother to identical twin boys who are 15 months old. Desiree currently lives in Kansas City, Kansas.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Bob Woodson Presentation 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110