Jon M. McGraw



Areas of Expertise

  • Fixed income
  • Business Owner Planning: Entity Structure
  • Employee Benefits
  • Startup Funding
  • Business Sales
  • Real estate (commercial and residential)

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Jon serves his clients and community through his role as the President of Buttonwood Financial Group, Buttonwood Art Space and Buttonwood Foundation. Jon is also involved with a number of Kansas City focused nonprofit organizations.

In their free time, Jon and his wife Wendy, can often be found on the trail with their horses, hosting a charitable event at Buttonwood Art Space, or at one of KC’s locally owned venues enjoying dinner and live jazz.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • President, Buttonwood Financial Group: 2002 – present
  • President, Buttonwood Art Space: 2005 – present
  • President, Buttonwood Foundation: 2004 – present
  • Mayoral Appointed Member:
    • Main Street Special Review District: 2014 – present
    • Midtown/Plaza Area Plan Committee: 2013 – 2015
    • Union Hill Special Business District: 2007 – present
  • Past President / Board Member, Main Street Community Improvement District (CID): 2006 – present
  • President, KC Jazz ALIVE: 2014 – present
  • Past President / Board Member, UMKC Jazz Friends @ Conservatory of Music and Dance: 2005 – present
  • Member / Graduate FBI Citizens Academy: 2009 – present
  • Advisory Board Member / Officer, Sister City Association of Kansas City, MO: 1999 – present
  • Advisory Board Member, Kansas City FilmFest: 2005 – present
  • Governor, American Royal: 2005 – present
  • Member / Audit Committee, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial: 2006 – 2008
  • Twice Morning Reporter of “Money News” to Kansas City on KMBZ radio: 1999 – 2002
  • Area Manager, Quick & Reilly (IA, NE, KS, MO, OK, AR): 1996 – 2002

Registrations / Licenses

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) from fi360
  • Certificate in Financial Planning from University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor from the College of Financial Planning
  • Registered Investment Adviser Representative
  • Life and Health Insurance License (multiple states)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado

Mission: Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC

Our mission as a Family CFO is to positively impact each of our clients by providing ongoing consultative assistance, allowing them to organize and take control of their financial lives. Buttonwood accomplishes this by simplifying, organizing, and executing holistic financial strategies in harmony with our multigenerational clients’ financial lives. We coach, teach, mentor, and guide with genuine authenticity in our client’s best interest. We care about serving our community and our clients with passion and integrity.