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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Giving the Basics

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* Giving the Basics is the community hub for individuals and businesses to donate hygiene products and financial resources, for the purchase of human dignity products, which are then distributed effectively to local organizations of need.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Ability KC

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To build brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities by providing comprehensive educational, vocational and therapeutic services.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – SAFEHOME

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.

Board Members: (Seated) Solana P.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – First Call

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families and the community.

Board Members: Susan Whitmore, Hugh O’Donnell, Ralph A. Switzer, Jr.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Kansas City Art Institute

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.

Board Members: (First row) Tony Jones and Joshua C.

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