Associate amplifies contribution to an important cause
UMB associates are highly engaged in their communities, often contributing their time, talents and financial resources. The UMB Foundation Matching Gift Program amplifies the impact of financial contributions associates make to the nonprofit organizations they care about most. See how EVP/Director of Interactive Marketing Terry Kincheloe is taking advantage of this benefit to support the Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization in Kansas City, Mo.
Jackson County CASA
Terry Kincheloe first learned about Jackson Country CASA when he attended the organization’s Light of Hope breakfast in 2009. “I looked around the room and saw 1,000 other guests. I remember wondering how I had lived in Kansas City for such a long time without knowing about Jackson County CASA and the great work they do,” Terry said.
CASA supports abused and neglected children, with a mission of “being a child’s voice in court‡.” Jackson County CASA volunteers‡ represent abused and neglected children who are in the county court system. According to Terry, “these children are our county’s most vulnerable citizens. Every child deserves a safe and permanent home. CASA does a tremendous service by helping make that happen.”
After learning more about Jackson County CASA, Terry joined the organization and used his expertise to lead their marketing committee. “We built a marketing strategy for CASA and redesigned their website‡. After six years on the Board of Directors, I’m now on the Advisory Board, which helps with fundraising and strategy development,” Terry explained.
As an advocate for the organization, Terry encourages others to support the cause. “Please consider supporting Jackson County CASA on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018 by making a donation through www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org. Also, mark your calendar to join Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope breakfast on April 11, 2019 for Kansas City’s largest breakfast event featuring inspiring stories of Jackson County CASA’s impact on our community’s most vulnerable children.”
UMB Foundation Matching Gift Program
As an associate benefit, UMB amplifies the impact associates have on nonprofit organizations with the UMB Foundation Matching Gift Program. Understanding each person has a cause he/she is passionate about, UMB associates can double their impact on eligible 501(c)3 organizations by requesting matching funds up to a certain amount.
Terry recently utilized this associate benefit to amplify his regular financial contribution to Jackson County CASA. “One of CASA’s largest expenses is training new advocates to represent the children in court. UMB’s contribution will help CASA support more kids. I’m lucky to work for a company with a big heart. When you add in the passion and generosity of our associates, we can really make an impact in our communities,” Terry said. “It means a lot to me that UMB goes the extra mile to support the organizations that we, as individuals, love.
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