Debbie Wilkerson

President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Debbie Wilkerson is the President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. As the leader of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons, Debbie Wilkerson’s job is to make it easy for individuals, families and companies to establish charitable funds and give to the causes they care about.

Debbie oversees a team that empowers donors by providing a comprehensive platform of charitable tools and an exceptional giving experience.

Debbie earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining our team in 1998, Debbie was an attorney, focusing on tax and estate planning. Debbie served in a variety of roles, including general counsel and COO, before assuming the role of President & CEO in 2012.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 4)

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Debbie Wilkerson, Caroline Kuebler, Bob Fockler, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

This is NCFP’s fourth annual deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive services to multi-generation and multi-branch families. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engage advisors, and more. Their presentations will be… Read More