Leawood Foundation Fund
City of Leawood
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood KS 66211
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 9936700
Mission Statement

The mission of the Leawood Foundation is to provide resources for activities and projects within our community that might not otherwise be provided through tax dollars.  We are committed to promoting cultural,educational, recreational and environmental activities and projects that enrich the lives of our residents and our community. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Alice C. Hawk
Board Chair Mrs. Alice Hawk
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance/community volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The mission of the Leawood Foundation is to provide resources for activities and projects within our community that might not otherwise be provided through tax dollars.  We are committed to promoting cultural,educational, recreational and environmental activities and projects that enrich the lives of our residents and our community. 

Background Statement

In late 1993, a small group of citizens in the City of Leawood recognized the continuing pattern of change in the funding of city operations and services, and the resulting impact this pattern of change caused. Like most cities, Leawood had been faced with providing an ever-expanding list of needs in the face of federal and state cutbacks, while at the same time trying to hold the line on escalating budgets and taxes. Therefore some desired and favorable projects within the community had been delayed, curtailed or eliminated. While it is understandable that the city's basic services must be met, it is unfortunate that some "quality of life" kinds of projects are not able to be provided to the citizens of our community as quickly as desired. 

While this dilemma is common around the country, the Leawood group did not only see the dilemma, but also perceived away to do something about this situation. They believed the citizens of Leawood have a deep concern about making the community a better place to live now and in the future. Furthermore they trusted that if the citizens of Leawood had a reasonable mechanism which allows for the orderly use of donated time, talents and resources by the citizens, then the community, in general, and the Leawood residents, specifically, would respond. Given this strong sense of belief and trust in the citizens of our community, the Leawood Foundation was born in 1994. With the creation of the Foundation, we in Leawood have the opportunity to make a difference in the collective life of our nation--by looking to the strength of our citizens rather than looking to the taxing authority of our government for building a better way of life for all.
Impact Statement
Recently, completed projects include:
  • Leawoof Dog Park
  • All Inclusive Play Area
  • Gezer Park Fire Pit, Havdalah Garden, and Play Area
  • Ironwoods Park Benches and Prairie Lessons Sculpture 
  • Historic Oxford One-Room Schoolhouse relocation
  
This is the Leawood Foundation’s 2015/2016 major focus:
  • Build "Play for All:" Build an inclusive, state of the art play area for children of all abilities in City Park. A truly inclusive and embracing play experience encompasses individual play elements as well as the overall playground environmental design. It will address the developmental needs of the whole child by intentionally providing opportunities for Physical, Cognitive, Communicative, Social/Emotional, and Sensory Development. Also, accessible playgrounds are vital for kids and youth with disabilities, to enable multi-generational interaction and play. It is essential for families to have the opportunity to play and recreate together.
  • Enhance Leewoof Park: Provide the new Dog Park adjacent to City Park with sheltered seating areas for Leawood's canines and their masters.
Needs Statement
The most pressing needs of the Leawood Foundation are as follows:
  1. Increase our visibility in the area.
  2. Expand our donor base. 
  3. Execute the fundraising strategy for new projects that enhance our city.  
  4. Develop a long term fundraising strategy to build the Foundation’s capital.
  5. Expand our donor base to our business community. 
Service Categories
Arts & Culture
Alliances & Advocacy
Environmental Education
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Without a doubt, the recent success of the "Gezer Park" project has taught the Leawood Foundation many valuable lessons and given us momentum for our next major projects. The improvement in the economy in recent years has helped in our fund raising efforts.  However, we understand our ability to successfully continue our mission to improve the quality of life for our residents and community requires continuous efforts to maintain our visibility within in Leawood.      
Programs
Description

The Leawood Foundation partnered with the Leawood Women's Club to provide three little leaf linden trees to the city.  The trees were planted on Arbor Day just west of City Hall.  The three trees reflect the city's logo and the city’s recognition as a Tree City USA.  The planting of the trees was part of the city's 60th anniversary celebration in 2008 and will be a lasting piece of the Leawood landscape for many years to come.

Category Environment, General/Other Horticulture
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

To maintain the trees and to continue to make known to the public, the commitment the Leawood Foundation has to to the beautification of the area.

Long-Term Success These trees will be a lasting piece of beauty added to the Leawood landscape for years to come.
Program Success Monitored By This program of planting the trees has no specific monitoring at this time.
Examples of Program Success Many residents of Leawood have expressed their delight in the planting of the trees to honor the 60th Anniversary of the City of Leawood.
Description

The Leawood Foundation installed three benches overlooking the renovated lake in Ironwoods Park.  The benches are located on the north side of the lake, facing the water and were arranged to provide a serene place to rest,read or view the natural beauty of the park. 

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success To maintain the benches and to raise the profile of the Leawood Foundation in order to undertake similarly successful projects.
Long-Term Success These benches will provide comfort and pleasure to Leawood residents for generations to come.
Program Success Monitored By

This program does not currently require monitoring.

Examples of Program Success Every time a visitor to the park discovers the benches and sits and enjoys their surroundings we are reminded of the success of this program.
Description

The Leawood Foundation participated in the construction of Gezer Park located at 133rd Street and Mission Road in south Leawood.  The park was built to honor Leawood's sister city relationship with the Gezer Region of Israel, which was established in 2003.  The foundation led the fundraising effort for construction of the play area in the park.  The play area includes climbing boulders, an archeological dig site and a play structure. In addition, donations to the foundation funded a ceremonial fire pit and a Havdalah garden. 

The City of Leawood completed the construction of Gezer Park in 2011, including the installation of the playground equipment in the play area.   The Leawood Foundation will continue to fund raise to help defray the cost of completion.  Specifically, the foundation board will focus on turning the park into an educational destination for area school children. This includes signs that will explain the historical significance of the park’s features and an educational curriculum that will support field trips to the park.  
The success of Gezer Park is evident by the large number of people who use the park on a daily basis.  The park has become a destination point for many groups of children who are interested in learning more about the Gezer Region of Israel and the city of Leawood.   
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Facilities
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success To see continued enthusiasm for the park and the international relationship that is represented.
Long-Term Success

In the long-term we hope to honor the region of Gezer and our sister city relationship. In addition, we will always have a beautiful park for the community to enjoy.

Program Success Monitored By The Leawood Foundation and the City of Overland Park work together to monitor the number of visitors and their level of enthusiasm. The Leawood Foundation also hopes to monitor success by increasing donations based on visibilty of the park in the community.
Examples of Program Success Everyday that families and children visit the park the success of the program is reinforced.
Description
"Play for All:" an inclusive, state of the art play area for children of all abilities in City Park. A truly inclusive and embracing play experience encompasses individual play elements as well as the overall playground environmental design. It will address the developmental needs of the whole child by intentionally providing opportunities for Physical, Cognitive,
Communicative, Social/Emotional, and Sensory Development. Also, accessible playgrounds are vital for kids and youth with disabilities, to enable multi-generational interaction and play. It is essential for families to have the opportunity to play and recreate together.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Public Parks & Recreational Trails
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success This project is underway.
Long-Term Success This inclusive play area will provide many opportunities currently missing for children of all abilities.
Program Success Monitored By Our best feedback will come from the children and their parents.
Examples of Program Success Just seeing children of all abilities engaged in many activities that were prohibitive in the past.
CEO Comments

A truly inclusive and embracing play experience encompasses individual play elements, as well as, the overall playground environmental design. It will address the developmental needs of the whole child by intentionally providing opportunities for Physical, Cognitive, Communicative, Social/Emotional, and Sensory development. 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Alice C. Hawk
Term Start Jan 2009
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 12
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
The Leawood Foundation participates in collaborations with the Leawood Arts Council, Leawood Historic Commission, Leawood Parks and Recreation and the Leawood Art in Public Places Initiative.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments


Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Alice Hawk
Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance/community volunteer
Term Jan 2009 to Dec 2017
Email achawk4706@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Renny Arensberg Ms.
Mr. Mike Best Financial Advisory Services
Marc Elkins
Mrs. Alice Hawk State Farm Insurance/community volunteer
Mr. Charles Lusk Community Volunteer
Ms. Susie Rawlings UMB
Brandon Scarborough
Mrs. Debby Throckmorton Life Coach
Mr. Charles Udell Essential Action Design Group
Ms. Mary Ann Waldenmeyer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
By-laws
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
CEO Comments

A truly inclusive and embracing play experience encompasses individual play elements as well as the overall playground environmental design. It will address the developmental needs of the whole child by intentionally providing opportunities for Physical, Cognitive, Communicative, Social/Emotional, and Sensory Development.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $12,667
Projected Expenses $7,379
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using statements from Leawood Foundation's fund at GKCCF. 
  • Foundations/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$6,998$1,858$117,222
Administration Expense$1,324$973$910
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.789.560.27
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%66%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$139,241$111,807$84,888
Current Assets$11,318$9,197$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$139,241$111,807$84,888
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Name Leawood Foundation Fund
Address City of Leawood
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211
Primary Phone (913) 9936700
Contact Email achawk4706@aol.com
CEO/Executive Director Alice C. Hawk
Board Chair Mrs. Alice Hawk
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance/community volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1994