Davoren Tempel
Executive Vice President

Davoren served as Committee Chair for the Children’s Place, establishing that organization’s foundation. Her first professional fundraising position was Vice President of residential services for John Knox Village where she used her expertise to create their foundation and assisted in raising $14 million for new construction and endowment.

At Children’s Mercy, she established the Don Chisholm Planned Gift Council. She was named one of the hospital’s 2007 Heroes in Healthcare, an INGRAM’S Lifetime Service award. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Missouri and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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].