eHartsook on Philanthropy
Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor

March 2013

This month's issue is focused on the Heartland, particularly the Greater Kansas City area - home of Hartsook's worldwide headquarters. Hartsook clients are serving coast-to-coast, at home and abroad in India, Latin America and throughout Europe. Yet, our uninterrupted connection with Middle America is stronger than ever. The sheer volume of projects and success we have achieved is unparalleled; our consultants' experience and expertise is indisputable; and - based on our exceptional partnerships with Avila University, Hartsook Institutes and The School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, home of the Robert F. Hartsook Endowed Chair in Fundraising - our knowledge of the latest research and knowledge-based fundraising education is unprecedented. Despite our global reach, when nonprofits in the Heartland want to raise money, they still ask: "Can we get Hartsook?"


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Avila University Raises Nearly $25 Million for Major Expansion
Avila University (Kansas City, Mo.) has raised nearly $25 million toward its $43 million campaign. A year into the effort, the campaign will renovate science labs, reinvent its library resources, continue its focus on student services and solidify its theological relationship with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

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image $1 Million Walton Family Chalenge Gift Made to Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center
The Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center ‘s (Little Rock, Ark.) Ferncliff@75 – Faithful Past, Bright Future campaign to raise $3.5 million includes construction of buildings to replace aging structures and to add capacity to meet the growing demand for its camp facilities, as well as support to make the organization more self-sustaining for the future. Recent gifts include a $650,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation (Tulsa, Okla.); and from the Walton Family Foundation (Bentonville, Ark.) a $1 million challenge grant.

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image Kansas Learning Center for Health Awarded Tax Credits
Kansas Learning Center of Health (Halstead, Kan.) was awarded $200,000 in tax credits for construction of its new Health Education Outreach Resource Center. These tax credits resulted in the Center receiving $268,923 in cash in 2012 and another $16,791 in pledges for 2013 for a total of $285,714.

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$11.6 Million Raised as Children's Center for Visually Impaired Campaign Exceeds Expectations
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (Kansas City, Mo.) began its campaign with a goal of $10.5 million. Presently, they have raised approximately $11.6 million, and shortly could reach total gifts close to $12 million.

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Extraordinary Growth and Expansion at Kansas City Zoo
Hartsook is proud of its long relationship with the Kansas City Zoo (Kansas City, Mo.), which has experienced transformational growth in the nine years Hartsook has supported its fundraising. During that time, Zoo leaders raised nearly $20 million towards a match of $30 million in public bond financing to make critical infrastructure improvements and create new attractions to grow attendance, revenue and membership support.

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Sheltered Living, Inc. Makes Great Strides Towards its Goal
Sheltered Living, Inc. (Topeka, Kan.) has secured gifts and pledges of over $886,000 toward their $1.7 million building renovation - part of their overall Legacy campaign. The organization supports the efforts of individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve independence and actively participate in the community.

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Truman Medical Center Receives Three $2 Million Gifts for $11.5 Million Campaign
Truman Medical Center (Kansas City, Mo.), through the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, received three gifts of $2 million each toward its $11.5 million campaign to provide support for new medical equipment, dental equipment for the care of children's dental health, and funding for its partnership with Kansas University's oncology program.

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Shepherd's Centers of America Begins First National Campaign
Shepherd's Centers of America (Kansas City) has already raised almost $500,000 in the early months of its Leading the Way campaign to raise $2.5 million to build and broaden the knowledge base, expand and extend the national network and elevate and advance a national aging agenda.

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UMKC Raises $140 Million Towards its $250 Million Goal
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is over half way towards its goal of raising $250 million in its seven-year campaign: This is the Time. This is the Place. UMKC is advancing toward its vision as a model urban research university.

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Growing Philanthropy Days of Services Comes to the Heartland
Joplin, Mo. invites Hartsook to conduct its Day of Service. As part of Hartsook's commitment to Growing Philanthropy, free 90-minute consultations are available for nonprofits on April 15th in Joplin. Top-tier Hartsook consultants will be on hand to provide insight and "next step" recommendations to grow philanthropy for nonprofits.

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Matt Beem's Highlights "...What Matters"
Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem is a featured columnist for The Examiner (Independence, Mo.) His column, "The Power of Philanthropy," uses stories to convey simple but powerful messages about philanthropy, fundraising and the power of relationships.

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Bob Hartsook's Blog Highlights Clients' Successes
Hartsook Chairman Bob Hartsook began a series in his online blog that highlights clients' successes and explains why they are successful.

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Welcome New Clients!
This past year Hartsook provided services to national, regional and local clients, as well as the District of Columbia, Latin America and Europe. The following are among our new clients and extensions.

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Book Deal of the Month
Reality Fundraising (ASR Media) features ideas, insights and lessons learned through hundreds of best practices from nonprofit professionals nationwide. Click here to order Reality Fundraising for a special price of $10 (plus $5 for shipping and handling).

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99 Cent Kindle Books Celebrate Hartsook's 26th Anniversary
All Kindle edition books by any Hartsook author are only 99 cents through April in celebration of Hartsook Companies, Inc.'s 26th Anniversary

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