Truman Heartland Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Cole Eason as Vice President of Advancement. In this role, Cole will work with current and prospective donors to encourage a partnership with Truman Heartland for their charitable giving. He will also work closely with financial, legal and tax advisors who assist clients with their estate planning and philanthropic giving through the Community Foundation. Cole is an experienced estate planner and fundraising professional. For the past five years, he has worked in university advancement with a primary responsibility for major gift and planned gift programs, first with Rockhurst University then at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. “It’s exciting to witness the positive impact of philanthropy in the lives of individuals,” said Cole. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Truman Heartland team and look forward to advocating for donors and nonprofits in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding communities.” Cole grew up in the Hickman-Mills school district and attended college in Kansas City. A graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, he began his career as an attorney and has served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County. “Cole has a unique skill set with both legal expertise and fundraising abilities that will be a great asset to our donors and our work in the community.” said Phil Hanson, Truman Heartland Community Foundation President and CEO. “His experience as an estate lawyer will be a huge advantage as we work with donors to help them maximize the impact of their charitable giving.” Connect with Cole Eason Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with Cole Eason or call 816-912-4182 to learn more about ways to give with Truman Heartland.