Wayne A. Courtois, MFA, GPC
Vice President of Grant Writing and Research

Wayne has had over 20 years of successful grants experience. With a career that began in health care and expanded into human services and the arts, Wayne has worked with such prestigious organizations as Kansas City Hospice, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Village Shalom.

Wayne has worked on capital campaigns raising funds from national and regional grant makers like the Kresge Foundation and The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. On the federal side, he has obtained grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wayne provides nonprofits with a full complement of grant services, including prospect research, grant development, and grant proposal writing and reporting. Wayne is the founder of the Arts and Culture Roundtable of Kansas City, an information clearinghouse for development professionals in the arts. He received a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, and is Grant Professional Certified (GPC) by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute.

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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.

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