Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
2310 Holmes; Suite 735
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 4043430
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.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karlyn Wilkins
Board Chair Mr. David Embry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
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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.

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 its signature fundraising 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 Eat Your Art Out event to support Behavioral Health; and Family Birthplace. 

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 opened 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,  offers a patient-focused experience with many amenities in one convenient location including examination, chemotherapy, prescription service, prostheses fitting, and resource center.  TMC is a partner 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.
Program Budget $5,000,000.00
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.

Philanthropic support of TMC helps to sustain our innovative and multidiscliplinary health programs for women. These programs combine education, clinical care and research to meet 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. 
Program Budget $18,000,000.00
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.
Program Budget $1,000,000.00
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.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Karlyn Wilkins
Term Start July 2013
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mr. James Dawson Dec 2009 - June 2013
Terry Snapp Mar 2001 - July 2007
Paid Full-Time Staff 8
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 25
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 80%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 6
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 7
Male 1
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
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

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. David Embry
Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Term June 2016 to June 2018
Board Members
Mr. Doug Albers
Ms. Zulema Bassham Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sarah Baum Community Volunteer
Mr. Greg Carlson Burns and McDonnell
Dr. Akin Cil MD
Mr. Douglas Curran Stinson Morrison Hecker
Mr. David Embry JP Morgan
Mr. Ryan Fischer
Mr. Dan Gerson
Mr. Gregg Givens
Ms. Betsy Green
Mr. Steve Hawn Hallmark
Mrs. Barbra Porter Hill Community Volunteer
Mr. Jay Howard
Mr. Dave Lubeck Bernstein-Rein
Ms. S. Marie McCarther Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael Meyer
Ms. Molly Nail
Dr. Lawrence R. Ricci D.O.Truman Medical Centers
Mrs. Rachael Sabates Community Volunteer
Mr. Phil Spencer
Mr. John Sundeen Waddell & Reed
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 7
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 5
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments

The TMC Foundation Board meets five times annually. Its work is bolstered by strong and active committees. The Board's primary role is to support the fundraising endeavors of the Charitable Foundation which provides vital funding for the benefit of Truman Medical Centers.  

Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $5,400,000
Projected Expenses $3,600,000
Endowment Value $5,000,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$193,414$394,299$450,589
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$440,530$107,072$224,775
Revenue In-Kind$83,775$38,373$3,497,688
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$4,512,678$2,610,630$15,815,217
Administration Expense$750,725$806,105$938,113
Fundraising Expense$240,510$280,922$318,787
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.881.490.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%71%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%6%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$12,344,088$12,437,062$14,127,769
Current Assets$4,700,599$4,393,892$5,184,813
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,140,122$283,038$3,438,136
Total Net Assets$11,203,966$12,154,024$10,689,633
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.1215.521.51
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Renovation of our Neonatal ICU
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 two basic sources of income: gift income and investment earnings. The board Financial/Investment subcommittee quarterly reviews budget and investment reports. 
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. David Embry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Year of Incorporation 1979