Madelyn (Mandy) Pons
Vice President

Mandy has assisted numerous Hartsook clients including Trinity Episcopal Church, Barrett Foundation, American Red Cross Mid-Rio Grande chapter, and KVCR-TV. Before joining Hartsook, she was Executive Director of Oklahoma City’s Allied Arts, a fundraising organization for arts groups citywide. Under her leadership, Allied Arts boosted annual giving to more than $1 million, with more than 50 percent of major gifts donated by individuals.

Mandy also was a senior consultant for nonprofit consultant Baxter Farr Thomas & Weinstein, where she worked with clients including the National Dance Institute in Santa Fe, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood Housing Services.

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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].