Featuring Gwen Wurst, Senior Philanthropic Advisor of Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
What is Lunch with Leaders?
Philanthropy Missouri's Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in Missouri. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.
How does it work?
New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers gather for an informal lunch coordinated by Philanthropy Missouri. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust, conversation around relevant topics. A "springboard" article is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.
How will it work virtually?
To open this opportunity to our statewide Membership, this lunch will be held online via Zoom Meeting. Participants will receive a $30 gift card to a food delivery website to select their meal and have it delivered to their workspace.
Who should attend?
PhilMO Members (FREE) and Non-Member Grantmakers ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 participants.
Gwen Wurst is a senior philanthropic advisor for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. She joined the Community Foundation in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
As an advisor, Gwen helps individuals, families and organizations develop philanthropic strategies to support the causes they care about most. Using her deep knowledge of the nonprofit sector, Gwen works closely with families to plan and execute custom giving solutions that align their personal values with their charitable goals. Gwen also supports regional private foundations in their grantmaking, governance and planning, while offering technical assistance to grantees.
Gwen has held several roles in the nonprofit sector around the country at health, education and art related organizations. Gwen focuses her volunteer work in food justice and sustainable agriculture.
Gwen lives in Prairie Village, Kansas with her husband, two children and two dogs.