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Chloe West

Chloe West is an administrative assistant for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and supports the Real World Learning team. Prior to joining the Foundation, West was a program coordinator with Wexford Place by Senior Star, where she scheduled and implemented 200 monthly programs for more than 80 memory care and assisted living residents. Earlier, she […]

Jeremy Hawkins

Jeremy Hawkins is a service desk analyst in Technology for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he provides technical assistance and support for the computer systems, equipment, hardware, and software used by associates. Previously, Hawkins was an onsite contractor with Technology Group Solutions and Umbrella Managed Services, providing help desk support for a wide range […]

Nicole Kowalewski

Nicole Kowalewski is an executive administrative assistant in Talent & Culture for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Previously, Kowalewski served as the team leader for student services for the College of Law in Sydney, Australia. Kowalewski has also worked as a customer service representative and accounting clerk with LivOn Laboratories in Henderson, Nevada, and as […]

Igniting potential. Driving progress.

A rigorous, community-informed strategic planning process centers the Foundation’s work on the intent of Mr. Kauffman by refining the priorities that affect equitable economic mobility.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 Since 2017, the Amplify conference has brought together 300+ educators and administrators of color to connect and learn from each other. Event registration fills up quickly every year, and the excitement for the event is unmatched.  After each conference, a resounding consensus remains: Attendees repeatedly request for more opportunities for engagement […]

Parade of Hearts artists pose in front of the 'Takes Heart' heart by Laura Noll Crossley at the Parade of Hearts reveal event on April 13.

The Foundation sponsors six hearts from the Parade of Hearts and hosts one that speaks to the heart of our mission – and the heart of our economy.

Allison Greenwood Bajracharya

Allison Greenwood Bajracharya is chief impact and strategy officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In this role, she oversees the strategies, results, and performance indicators for the Foundation’s programmatic grantmaking and initiatives. A fourth-generation Kansas Citian, Bajracharya comes to the Kauffman Foundation from Los Angeles, where she most recently worked for America Achieves, a […]

Yvonne Owens Ferguson, Ph.D.

Yvonne Owens Ferguson, Ph.D., is chief research, learning, and evaluation officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She brings more than 15 years of experience in leading community-engaged research, large-scale program evaluations, and data-informed strategic planning. A native Kansas Citian, Dr. Ferguson comes to the Foundation from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, […]