Sherry Ipema
Business Development and Support Services Associate

Sherry adds her business know-how and significant experience in marketing, fundraising, account management, and client service to the Hartsook team. She is adept at problem solving and works to ensure all daily business operations are handled with excellence. She served as the lead volunteer program manager for several educational and fundraising initiatives within the Shawnee Mission School District.

She also worked as the development manager of Caritas Clinics of the Catholic Charities as special projects fundraising manager. She was the first staff member hired at the Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation to create a new development department. She received her Bachelor of Communications from the University of Missouri.

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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].