Giving back because we can

At this time of year, when things are busy and schedules are crazy, it’s easy to lose sight of those things that are important to us. KMC has a rich history of working with several of our community’s nonprofit organizations, from the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri to the Columbia Public Schools Foundation to Welcome Home.

We’re proud of our work for nonprofits and proud to support them through our marketing communications, event planning and, in some cases, even on our own by giving our time and talents as volunteers. These organizations and their board members are dedicated to making our community a better place – and we’ve been dedicated to helping them since our founding more than 14 years ago.

We’ve partnered with Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri (RMHC) since the days when they were back in their original house off Stadium. Plagued by flooding and a lack of space for families, RMHC moved to their new House, closer to Women’s & Children’s Hospital, five years ago. KMC was happy to work with RMHC on their groundbreaking in 2011, the grand opening of their new home in 2013 and now to help them commemorate and publicize their 35th anniversary in 2018. In addition, KMC Events always has fun planning their annual Red Shoe Gala event every February.

Our work with Welcome Home, a community for Veterans, began back before their new apartments for Veterans opened earlier this year. We helped Welcome Home in 2014 with their initial marketing efforts to draw attention to their project and cause finding housing for Veterans, and assisted with their groundbreaking in 2016. On the events side, we’ve planned their annual Casino Night fundraiser the past two years.

As supporters of our strong public school system, KMC was happy to work to rebrand the Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) and to introduce them to a new audience of supporters. From a night Under the Stars celebrating their 20th anniversary, to a circus-themed Hall of Leaders celebration this year, KMC Events has created unique parties that celebrate teachers and students. And now, during this season of giving, we’re working on social media strategy to promote CPSF during the CoMoGives campaign to raise funds to support teachers and students.

On a team basis, we work pro bono for the Dream Factory, the largest all-volunteer driven children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. Individually, we’re happy to plan events for the American Heart Association (Shelly) and serve on the boards of K-Life (Wendy) and the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center (Katie), among many others we’ve supported in the past.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting these community organizations. We’re proud to be a part of a community that is dedicated to giving back and helping others! KMC has made a donation to these nonprofits through CoMoGives [], and during this season of giving, we encourage you to give back to the places that make Columbia such a great place to live and work.