Planned Giving

Who Gets the Picasso?

Your art collection can pose challenges and opportunities in estate planning. When Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton wanted to contribute to the art community she founded one of the nation’s premiere art museums. Most art collectors haven’t the wherewithal to create a Crystal Bridges Museum, but anyone who has invested in fine art will eventually face […]

Supporting the Arts – Where There is a Will, There is a Way

Supporting the Arts – Where There is a Will, There is a Way

Roger and Janet Fisher of Kansas City recently found unexpected inspiration in their beloved Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where they’ve been members and volunteers for decades. It netted them some tax breaks. About two years ago the Fishers decided to take their love for the iconic Kansas City art institution to another level by making […]

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The Business of “Doing Good”

The Business of “Doing Good”

What sort of guidance does a nonprofit need when it comes to receiving gifts and investing assets? Amy Pieper is director of nonprofit services at The Commerce Trust Company, a division of Commerce Bank. Pieper says most nonprofits need help “establishing proper guidelines that provide a road map describing how donor gifts are accepted, how […]

Giving With the End in Mind

Regional Investment Officer Carissa Froome at Arvest Asset Management in the Greater Kansas City market says many families should start with the end in mind. “The objective is that each individual is able to pass along their estate in the most tax efficient way possible to their heirs, the organizations they have an affinity for, […]

Young Arts Patron: Behind the Scenes at Jazzoo

Co-Chair Unites Volunteers for the Kansas City Zoo’s Annual Event The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri founded Jazzoo in 1990 as a fundraiser for the newly developed Zoo Learning Fund (ZLF). As a League member, I knew about the history of Jazzoo and the ZLF, yet when I took on the role of co-chair […]

5 Questions: Mike Burke

Mike Burke is a director and CEO of Burke, Koch & Payne Law Firm. He is a life-long Kansas City resident and attended Rockhurst High School. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown University in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center where he was Research Editor for Law and […]

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