Lynn Hawks, MA
Vice President

  • 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Greater Wichita AFP

Lynn has guided successful campaigns up to $100 million. She relies on Lynn’s expertise in major gifts, annual fund planning, development plans, planned giving and other aspects of campaign management. In addition to her role at Hartsook, she serves as Director of Major Gifts in Engineering and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She was the 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year and was featured in the 2007 issue of Advancing Philanthropy. She holds a degree in journalism from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University.

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Kent Sunderland
President and Trustee
The Sunderland Foundation

Recipient of the

Kent Sunderland was presented with the prestigious Growing Philanthropy Award in Kansas City by Hartsook President and CEO
Matthew J. Beem during National WWI Museum and Memorial’s VIP event, Night at the Tower.

He was nominated by Matthew Naylor, Ph.D., President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, and was selected unanimously by Hartsook Institutes and the International Board of Visitors Growing Philanthropy Committee.

Kent was Vice Chairman of Ash Grove Cement prior to its recent sale. As President of The Sunderland Foundation, he has played a significant role in advancing philanthropy with major gifts.

The Growing Philanthropy Award recognizes a distinguished group of individuals and organizations whose efforts increase philanthropy through research, innovation and challenging the status quo. For more information, contact [email protected].