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As stewards of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we dedicate ourselves to preserving its vision and mission.

Amplify attendees pose for photo behind Amplify sign

Friday, February 28, 2020 The first day of the Amplify 2020 conference started at 9 a.m. with optional school tours.   Revolucion EDucativa hosted an afternoon session, the Latinx Educators Convening for Latinx educators. The evening concluded with the Amplify Opening Reception, where Amplify attendees came together for refreshments and an immersive art experience.  Saturday, February 29, 2020 […]

Dan Weakley

Dan Weakley is director of facilities and guest experiences for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he is responsible for guest experiences, including onsite vendors. Previously, Weakley was executive director of operations with the Hickman Mills and Kansas City, Missouri, School District. Weakley is also a certified secondary social studies teacher in the state of […]

Young people in Kansas City during a field trip to Junior Achievement's BizTown

Much like the Exchange City field trips Kansas City kids of the 1980s and ‘90s remember, at JA BizTown, students learn real-world skills and how to grow an entrepreneurial mindset while ‘running’ a simulated, micro Kansas City.

Brandy Johnson

Brandy Johnson is the chief people officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where she helps shape our workforce culture. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the vice president, human resources, responsible for talent management, organizational design, and people strategy at Compass Minerals. As vice president, Johnson provided executive leadership across comprehensive HR strategy […]

KSI graduates

Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Kauffman Scholars, Inc., (KSI) was launched in 2003 as a post-secondary scholarship program to increase equitable opportunities for students in Kansas City through college access and success. Kauffman Scholars, Inc., (KSI) offered college scholarships, academic tutoring, and mentoring to students starting in seventh grade. Selected students came from households that met economic requirements […]