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

Wayne has had a very successful career as a grants manager for iconic Kansas City organizations including Lyric Opera of Kansas City, National WWI Museum and Memorial, and Mid-America Arts Alliance. While at the Lyric as its first full-time grants professional, he exceeded a $1.6 million grant revenue by one million dollars. Working as an independent grant consultant as well as an in-house grants manager for numerous institutions has given him a depth of expertise that he now uses to advance Hartsook clients. 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. He received a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts form the University of North Carolina.

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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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