Whitney Hosty

Whitney Hosty

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Whitney Hosty is a senior philanthropic advisor for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, a leading provider of charitable giving services. With an asset base of more than $3 billion, the Community Foundation has ranked among the top one percent of community foundations in the country since 1999.

Whitney oversees the Community Foundation’s donor education program and works closely with families and private foundations to focus and guide their philanthropic investments. Whitney has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® certification, completed 21/64 training and the Kansas City Tomorrow civic engagement program to better serve the donors she works with.

Whitney earned her bachelors of arts in French studies and a concentration in leadership studies from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Whitney currently serves on the Board of Trustees at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School and is president of the Williams College Regional Alumni Association.


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

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Topical Call: Youth Grantmaking and Youth Philanthropy Programs (January 2018)

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Central Indiana Community Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

Learn about youth grantmaking programs and youth philanthropy programs as a part of your philanthropic services. Sarah Ford from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation, Whitney Hosty of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Brittany Rayburn of the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County/Central Indiana Community Foundation kick off the conversation. … Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Building Blocks for Community Foundations Starting Family Donor Relationships

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Jennifer Olson Curry, Laura Winter, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

Community foundations of all sizes and experience levels increasingly respond to donor needs for deeper support in their multigenerational family philanthropy. Whether it is helping craft a family values statement, increasing involvement of adult children, or sharpening the family’s strategic focus, community foundation donor services teams are figuring out how to offer support in an effective way… Read More