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.