Truman Heartland Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Cole Eason as Vice President of Advancement.
In this role, Eason will work with current and prospective donors to encourage a partnership with Truman Heartland for their charitable giving. He will also work closely with financial, legal and tax advisors who assist clients with their estate planning and philanthropic giving through the Community Foundation.
Eason is an experienced estate planner and fundraising professional. For the past five years he has worked in university advancement with a primary responsibility for major gift and planned gift programs, first with Rockhurst University then at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
“It’s exciting to witness the positive impact of philanthropy in the lives of individuals,” said Eason. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Truman Heartland team and look forward to advocating for donors and nonprofits in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding communities.”
Eason grew up in the Hickman-Mills school district and attended college in Kansas City. A graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, he began his career as an attorney and has served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County.
“Cole has a unique skill set with both legal expertise and fundraising abilities that will be a great asset to our donors and our work in the community.” said Phil Hanson, Truman Heartland Community Foundation President and CEO. “His experience as an estate lawyer will be a huge advantage as we work with donors to help them maximize the impact of their charitable giving.”
Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) serves the region with assets of more than $54 million and annual grants surpassing $4.8 million. THCF serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and helps them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner. Through the Community Foundation, donors can set up their own donor advised funds, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, endowment funds, charitable gift annuities and many other charitable vehicles, which utilize shared resources of the Foundation to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars. In addition to donor services, the Community Foundation provides asset development for nonprofit organizations, awards grants to nonprofits, assists organizations in planned giving and serves as a leader in addressing community issues. For more information on charitable giving, visit www.thcf.org or call 816-836-8189.
Cole Eason has joined the Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) as Vice President of Advancement.
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