Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
2310 Holmes
Suite 735
Kansas City MO 64108
Contact Information
Address 2310 Holmes
Suite 735
Kansas City, MO 64108-
Telephone (816) 4043430
Fax (816) 4043442
Mission Statement

The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation builds community engagement and inspires donors to generously support the state-of-the-art, comprehensive and accessible healthcare provided by Truman Medical Centers.

See Other Documents tab for 2012 fundraising priorities

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karlyn Wilkins
Board Chair Mr. Doug Curran
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson Morrison Hecker
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $8,080,000
Projected Expenses $7,037,550
Mission Statement

The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation builds community engagement and inspires donors to generously support the state-of-the-art, comprehensive and accessible healthcare provided by Truman Medical Centers.

See Other Documents tab for 2012 fundraising priorities

Background Statement

TMC traces its beginning back to 1870, when Kansas City opened General Hospital. Later the County established the Jackson County Home in rural eastern Jackson County. By the 1970s, the city and county public hospitals had become Truman Medical Centers. Today, TMC is the area’s premier safety net hospital for uninsured and underinsured patients, providing the latest in facilities and services for the entire community. It is the teaching hospital for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry

Impact Statement

The TMC Charitable Foundation is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and managing private non-government gifts and grants to benefit Truman Medical Centers and TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community.  In 2013, the TMC Charitable Foundation successfully completed a $10.5 million capital campaign which included a renovation of the surgery waiting area at TMC Hospital Hill, expansion of the oncology center at TMC Hospital Hill, acquisition of new medical equipment and upgrades, and build-out of a state-of-the-art dental mobile to provide dental services and education to Independence, Missouri, school children.  Bringing momentum to the campaign was a significant challenge grant - one of the largest awarded in the region - which resulted in a gift of nearly $2 million.

Additionally, the Charitable Foundation cultivated charitable gifts to fund ongoing program and capital needs of Truman Medical Center through individual and corporate giving, grant procurement, and fundraising through three signature events.
Needs Statement
  • Expansion and renovation of the mother/baby facilities at TMC Hospital Hill
  • Women's Health Services (program support)
  • Chronic Disease Management (program support)
  • Primary Care/Hospital at Home (program support)
  • Direct patient care fund support
Service Categories
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Health Support
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

 The Boards of both Truman Medical Centers and the TMC Charitable Foundation (CF) are committed to TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community.


TMC continues to provide quality healthcare to everyone in our community, including those who are unable to pay.  More and more of our patients find themselves uninsured or underinsured. This means we must rely on generous support from the community to help offset the cost of uncompensated care. The TMC CF Board oversees fundraising efforts that include foundation grants, individual and corporate giving, planned giving, and events. Three annual TMC events provide support and friends for TMC. These are: Fashion for a Cause, held each Spring to benefit Women's Health; the fall Benefit at the Bristol to support Behavioral Health; and Golf Baby Golf in June, benefitting the Lakewood campus.


Board and volunteer recruitment and development are priorities. We also have a longer-term emphasis on building the TMC endowment. The Board is aligning itself with TMC’s strategic interests by encouraging our members to pursue their particular interests through our newly formed Passion Teams.


In this challenging financial climate, when charitable giving is so important, the Board of Directors takes special care to assure our donors that their gifts will go directly to support the care of TMC’s patients.




Patient demand continues to grow for TMC’s quality cancer care. In response to community need, Truman Medical Center will open the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center at TMC Hospital Hill in February 2014. The new Center, about triple the size of the former unit,  will offer an even better experience for more patients. It will also secure TMC’s partnership in the Midwest Cancer Alliance, giving TMC patients access to the latest advancements in cancer treatment and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

The oncology center is patient-focused with an emphasis on care and convenience.  The facility includes an on-site pharmacy, patient navigator nursing staff, nourishment center, comfortable infusion areas that provide privacy and/or family visitor access, and a wig boutique.


Category Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success Oncology’s new location will have 15,500 square feet, triple the current space. When the Oncology Center moves to the Hospital Hill Center, we anticipate that a minimum of 5.0 FTEs will be added to the present non-physician staff complement of 12.0 FTEs.
Long-Term Success Oncology Center expansion is vital to our role as a charter member of the Advisory Board of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance. The Alliance’s goal is to have the University of Kansas Cancer Center designated a regional comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. This will give our patients greater access to advanced methods of cancer prevention and treatment.  It will also further our goal to become a clinical trials site for cancer research.
Program Success Monitored By

Oncology Center staff members provide a wide range of patient care:


·        Educating patients about their cancer and its development

·        Discussing treatment options and recommendations with the patients

·        Monitoring and coordinating the patients’ care and treatment throughout the course of their disease

·        Helping patients manage their pain and control their symptoms

·        Helping patients improve their quality of life and find survivorship services following their treatment.

Examples of Program Success Research has shown that a pleasant, healing setting can improve patients’ general outlook and satisfaction with their care. It also improves staff satisfaction and workflow, and it helps reduce medical errors.

TMC helps and encourages women to promote good health within their families. Philanthropic support of TMC helps to sustain our innovative and multidiscliplinary health programs for women. These programs combine education, clinical care and research to meets the needs of Kansas City women of all ages and stages of life.  

TMC is dedicated to providing personalized, quality care to women. TMC began this tradition of care long ago, and today these comprehensive services help women in our community manage all aspects of health and wellness including:
  • Preventive and Well Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Breast Health and Mammography
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Education and Outreach
  • Acute Care

 Maternity services are vitally important to our community and TMC plays a significant role: more than one-third of babies born in Jackson County, Missouri, are born at TMC.  

TMC’s commitment to helping mom and baby get off to a strong and healthy start is reflected in many programs designed to educate patients in newborn care, nutrition and post-natal health. Funding is of critical importance to ensure these patients have knowledge, emotional support and access to care and resources.

Category Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Females, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Adults
Short-Term Success
reduction in emergency room visits
increase in initiation and sustained breastfeeding
showing up for appointments
completion of pre-natal care
Long-Term Success
Improve health status and quality of life, improve access to care
strengthening the quality net
Program Success Monitored By
electronic health record
HIMMS 7 - highest level
patient satisfaction surveys
Examples of Program Success
improved health status
give chronic disease example - reduction of meds, etc. 
TMC’s Long Range Strategic Direction focuses on community wellness and chronic disease management. “Guided Chronic Care™,” which is an innovative joint project between TMC and the UMKC School of Medicine, has the potential to be the core of our essential service delivery system. It can be replicated in other medical centers. Our Passport to Wellness is a unique approach to serving both patients and those most concerned with their care. Interdisciplinary teams are made available to provide patients and their families/caregivers with continuity and support between their clinic visits. These teams also can be patients’ advocates, joining them on their clinic visits.

Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success

  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Fewer incidences of patients not showing for appointments;
  • Better patient adherence to mutually developed (with providers) action plan;
  • Fewer patients utilizing Emergency Room for primary care;
  • Fewer hospitalizations; 


Long-Term Success


  • Identifying and diagnosing problems earlier in the disease episode (before damage done)
  • Improved health outcomes


Program Success Monitored By Patient Survey Data, Database Data and Project Specific Tracking/Analysis
Examples of Program Success In implementing GCC TMC has learned a great deal, made some important discoveries, and achieved a number of positive outcomes. In addition we have been able to leverage our learnings to benefit other programs and systems within TMC.

Art has long been known to aid in the healing process. TMC provides a healing and soothing environment for patients, visitors, and employees through various art activities. These include the First Friday Concert Series, the Healing Arts Gallery, and works of art on display throughout each hospital. The Center for the Healing Arts addresses the emotional needs of patients and families, as well as TMC’s caregivers. We strive to to improve patient services and to attract, develop and retain quality employees at TMC.


Category Health Care, General/Other Alternative Health Care
Population Served Adults, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

·        Accelerating workforce learning and professional development

·        Releasing employee creativity and energy for improved performance

·        Nourishing the human side of medicine, reducing on-the-job stress, and providing for caregiver renewal

·        Strengthening relationships, collegiality, and new levels of cooperation in support of patient care and service

·        Nurturing the spiritual well being of patients and their families through the arts as an integral part of medical care and healing

Long-Term Success The Healing Arts programs seek to improve patient experience, improve environment of care to aid in healing, enhance environment for patients, staff, and visitors.
Program Success Monitored By The Center for the Healing Arts continually measures outcomes to assess the impact of Center programs and initiatives on employee satisfaction, improved patient experience, and quality of work life and environement.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Karlyn Wilkins
Term Start July 2013
Former CEOs
Mr. James Dawson Dec 2009 - June 2013
Terry Snapp Mar 2001 - July 2007
Senior Staff
Title Associate Director
Title Director of Development Operations
Title Director of Marketing and Communications
Title Associate Director
Full-Time Staff 10
Part-Time Staff Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2011
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

TMC collaborates with hundreds of entities throughout our community: other hospitals such as Children’s Mercy and St. Luke’s; clinics like Swope Health Care and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; public schools and universities; and with the business, philanthropic, and faith communities. TMC’s list of partners also includes the Salvation Army, reStart, Harvesters, Goodwill Industries, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Jackson County Health Department. TMC Charitable Foundation likewise works with other groups in fundraising activities:  Children’s Mercy Hospital, UMKC, and United Way.  TMC employees collaborate with CF to raise approximately $50,000 each year for hospital needs. Our extensive collaboration with community partners provides a strong foundation for providing quality health care for everyone.

Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments



Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Doug Curran
Company Affiliation Stinson Morrison Hecker
Term June 2011 to June 2014
Board Members
Ms. Debby Ballard Sprint
Ms. Zulema Bassham Community Volunteer
Dr. Loretta Britton Blue Cross Blue Shield KC
Dr. Valerie Chow MDTMC Lakewood Anesthesia Group
Mr. Douglas Curran Stinson Morrison Hecker
Ms. Michelle deSilva Pegasus Capital Management
Ms. Peggy Dunn City of Leawood
Mr. David Embry JP Morgan
Mr. David Fenley Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Ms. Jo Ann Field Community Volunteer
Mr. Bill George KC Transportation Group
Mr. Brett Lewis Grant Thornton
Mr. Al Mauro Community Volunteer
Ms. Laurie McCormack Park University
Ms. Marge Moran TMC Lakewood Auxiliary
Dr. Larry Ricci Truman Medical Centers
Mr. John Sundeen Waddell & Reed
Mr. Ryan VanWinkle Ferrell Gas
Mr. Peter Walsh Lockton Companies
Ms. Jerri Wiggans Hospital Hill Auxiliary
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments

The TMC Foundation Board meets four times annually. Its work is bolstered by strong and active committees. Board priorities include recruiting volunteers, supporting fundraising, and building the TMC endowment fund. The Board has aligned itself with TMC’s strategic interests by forming Passion Teams. These encourage Board members to devote themselves to their particular TMC program interests. The Passion Teams mirror TMC’s Funding Priorities: Clinical Services, Lakewood, Behavioral Health, Women’s Health, Healing Arts and Community Wellness, and Chronic Disease.

Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $8,080,000
Projected Expenses $7,037,550
Endowment Value $3,721,525
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$443,245$789,977$268,428
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$257,044$342,091$277,878
Revenue In-Kind$540,000$240,400$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$5,032,997$3,846,918$11,251,683
Administration Expense$1,039,918$1,016,991$935,518
Fundraising Expense$277,814$259,422$237,750
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.170.850.32
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%75%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%8%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$19,200,661$20,231,034$24,792,534
Current Assets$6,787,720$6,433,503$13,997,640
Long-Term Liabilities$468,208$0$2,486,668
Current Liabilities$2,360,895$4,220,437$6,191,728
Total Net Assets$16,371,558$16,010,597$16,114,138
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.881.522.26
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%0%10%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $3,500,000Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $3,273,484 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $342,000Hall Family Foundation $1,242,538 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $267,936Individual Donor $242,400 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Board approves annual operating budget and requires annual audit. The foundation operating budget is divided into three basic sources of income: gift income, fees, and rent, investment earnings. The board Financial/Investment subcommittee quarterly reviews budget and investment reports. The foundation owns several pieces of real estate and serves as a landlord for several tenants.
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2012, 2011, 2010, 2009:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990's.  Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Organization Name Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
Address 2310 Holmes
Suite 735
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 4043430
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karlyn Wilkins
Board Chair Mr. Doug Curran
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson Morrison Hecker
Year of Incorporation 1979