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The Power of Committed Community Members

At Truman Heartland Community Foundation, our work is possible only through the generosity of our donors and supporters. Their hard work and stories are the reason we are able to continue serving you. See their giving and impact, and be inspired to follow in their footsteps. 

No Mysteries in Proper Planning


While you may often find Missy Curry snuggled up with one of her favorite mystery novels, she has no desire to leave a mystery for her family to sort through after she is gone. More

Aspire: direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something

Chris and Stacey Payne inspire many people in their community to achieve greatness.  Their leadership and volunteerism has helped to shape their Raytown community for good through city redevelopment, spending time with pediatric cancer fighters, and leading the charge to transform their communities’ animal shelter. More

Convictions and Commitment

Jay and Sandy Greco have made volunteering in their home community of Blue Springs part of their family’s culture. When their kids were young, the entire family volunteered together in activities from manning charity fireworks tents to working at the Special Olympics. To this day the family is committed to giving back through volunteerism.  More

The Legacy of Philanthropy

Helen French’s father was a down-to-earth man. Armed only with a sixth grade education, he became an exceptionally successful farmer. With his success, he believed, came a responsibility to help his community - a value he instilled in Helen. More

A Family’s Spiritual Gift – the Gift of Giving

Ron and Karen Finke have been blessed with the spiritual gift of giving. More

Biking and Nature Enthusiast Believes in Balanced Living and Giving

Debra Wood grew up in a church-going family, where she learned the importance of giving back. More

Entrepreneurs Honor the Spirit of a Cherished Mother and Teacher

Since the sudden loss of Glenda, Eden’s mother, Nick and Eden have had a passion to impact students similar to those Glenda would have taught at Lee’s Summit North High School. More

Helping People Unconditionally at Home and Abroad

For Dr. James Elias, what began as a mission trip to Zambia to teach the Bible has become something much bigger, thanks in part to establishing a charitable fund at Truman Heartland Community Foundation. More

Honoring the Memory of a Beloved Daughter

Harvey and Lois House’s oldest child, Rachel, was a bright star. Growing up in Grain Valley, she was an outstanding student and a member of the National Honor Society. More

Maximizing Impact While Minimizing Taxes

For THCF fund holders Montie and Marjorie Tripp, two words best describe their relationship with Truman Heartland Community Foundation: simplicity and ease. More

Igniting a Fire in Young Philanthropists

Henri Goettel has spent a lifetime educating youth about philanthropy and Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) has been a vessel for her passion. More

Giving Students a Better Start

For Gene and Joanne Cable, there’s no better feeling than seeing students succeed. They are in the position to directly impact the lives of young people through two philanthropic endeavors with Truman Heartland Community Foundation. More

From Cars to Causes: A Family Tradition of Giving Back

Cindy Cavanah believes she knows more about automobiles than running a family charitable trust. That’s one reason why she and her husband Marty started their donor advised fund – the Cavanah Family Foundation — with THCF. More

Good Stewards Today and Tomorrow

A primary reason that people create charitable foundations is to leave a legacy. And that’s exactly what Cliff and Diane Jones are doing. More

Wise Words of Charitable Giving

For Bob and Candy White, their donor advised fund initially allowed them to do more with less. More

Placing Stock in Community

Chuck and Colleen Foudree are committed to supporting their community and consider themselves honored to be able to give back to the causes close to their hearts. More

Simplifying Their Giving

Dennis Taylor and Bridget McCandless have a unique donor story as they were gifted their seed money for their donor advised fund as a wedding present.   As a couple committed to giving back to their community, Dennis and Bridget have contributed to and made grants out of their Family fund ever since its inception. More

The Four L’s

Paul and Judy Broome live by four L’s – laugh, love, learn and leave a legacy.  They believe their donor Advised Fund with Truman Heartland Community Foundation helps them to fulfill their L’s in a simple and effective way. More

A Better World For Their Grandchildren

Today, the Mike and Joy Hobick Fund provides grants for current generations and those of the future, thanks to the vision and passion of Mike and Joy Hobick. More

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