Lisa Wiens Thompson, DDMIN
Associate Consultant

Lisa Wiens Thompson received her BS, BA and Doctor of Ministry from Southern Methodist University and her Master of Divinity from Duke University. Before beginning her work in church ministry Lisa worked with the Boys & Girls Club of East Dallas as the Teen Center Director. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church Lisa has served as senior pastor to three congregations. Fundraising for missions and extension ministries (camps, campus ministries, urban ministry settings) is a part of her ministry. Lisa has participated in highly successful fundraising challenges for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Team in Training and the Multiple Sclerosis Walk.

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Photo credits: National WWI Museum
and Memorial

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].