This time last year, Carl Schramm was pushed out the door as the head of Kansas City’s largest foundation, The Kauffman Foundation. Founded by former Royals owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Kauffman, the foundation is not just the city’s largest, it is one of the 40 biggest foundations in the country.
It’s mission is centered on entrepreneurship and education and for the better part of the last year its board has been looking for a new leader to move the foundation forward into the future. They announced just a few weeks ago that the future best lies in the hands of former DST CEO Tom McDonnell.
He’s with us on the Local Show along with the new Chair of the Board, Jan Kreamer, who many may remember formerly ran the Community Foundation.
We also share the trailer from the documentary Something Ventured which was sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation and will be aired immediately following The Local Show on Thursday, January 10 at 8pm.