The Buttonwood Financial Group team is proud to be an active member of the community through direct participation, volunteer work, and financial support. Jon & Wendy McGraw established The Buttonwood Foundation, a private family foundation which receives a portion of the profits from Buttonwood Financial Group on a regular basis. Organizations the Buttonwood Team and Foundation actively support include those with an emphasis on the Arts, Education, International, Equestrian, and Medicine. A partial list of those groups and organizations follows:
Buttonwood Art Space is the place to see regional and upcoming artists themed exhibits all year and often serve as a fundraiser for area non-profit groups. www.ButtonwoodArtSpace.com
Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors remains dedicated to the development and promotion of this vibrant, historic and uniquely American Art form: Jazz. www.JazzKC.org
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra strives to preserve the rich heritage of jazz by nurturing its growth and encouraging the appreciation of America’s classical music as viable art form through concert performance and education. www.KCJazzOrchestra.net
Jazz Friends is the community support group for the UMKC Conservatory Jazz Studies Program. The annual scholarship fundraiser for jazz friends is Jazz & BBQ – held in October each year. www.UMKCJazzFriends.org
American Jazz Museum – As one of the greatest purveyors of jazz, Kansas City continues to put an indelible mark on the music – and within its borders is one of the important incubators of the art form, the American Jazz Museum. www.AmericanJazzMuseum.com
Symphony In The Flint Hills has the goal to: “provide an experience of great music in the Flint Hills, and bring together art and environment to nourish the soul. No politics and no hidden agendas; just a simple pairing of music and prairie for an unforgettable and soul-enriching evening.” www.SymphonyInTheFlintHills.org
The mission of the Arts KC Regional Arts Council is to unleash the power of the arts. The council supports, promotes and advocates in order to bring together people, resources and ideas. www.ArtsKC.org
The Kansas City FilmFest celebrates the power of storytelling as a shared cultural experience through the cinematic arts. Their mission is to provide cinematic art experiences that entertain, educate and inspire audiences, from children to adults. www.KCFilmFest.org
For more than 15 years, the Kansas City Women’s Chorus has built bridges with community charities while bringing entertaining and enlightening women’s choral music to Kansas City. Their greatest hope is to engage the heart, celebrate the spirit and enrich the minds of audiences. www.KCWomensChorus.org
Through the Jazz Near You program, All About Jazz delivers on their mission of keeping jazz fans informed, alerting them to local shows and improving audiences attendance in more than 300 cities worldwide, including Kansas City. www.KansasCity.JazzNearYou.com
Kansas City Jazz ALIVE serves as a catalyst in the jazz community, building awareness of the community’s needs, serving as a listening body, providing a platform for the integration of ideas, functioning as a voice and providing exposure to resources. www.KCJazzALIVE.org
University of Missouri-Kansas City. Connects education with a dynamic city and its people by providing national recognized programs and by sharing its facilities with the community. www.UMKC.edu
University of Northern Colorado offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, human sciences and education. www.UNCO.edu
The mission of UMKC Jazz Friends is to help build a nationally recognized jazz studies program and UMKC. Jazz friends serves as a community support group and membership organization for the jazz studies program, and its annual even, Jazz & BBQ, raises money to support the program. JazzFiends
VocalID creates custom synthetic voices. It began with the realization that even those with limited speech have unique vocal identities that could and should be harnessed. It is a social venture that infuses unique vocal identities into synthesized speech application to make communication more human. www.VocalID.com
The Kansas City Blues play in the Division I competition of the men’s club USA Rugby, which is the highest level of domestic competition. They also field a Division III team to offer new players a chance to learn the game while allowing them the opportunity to advance to the DI side. www.KCBlues.org
Unified FC is a Kansas City-based nonprofit soccer club devoted to preparing youth to face life’s challenges by inspiring male and female athletes to reach their potential and learn respect and responsibility. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for young people and the community to develop healthy life and team skills through participation in the beautiful game of soccer. www.UnifiedFC.org
The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation is the champion and leading community partner of Kansas City’s Main Street Corridor, working to support commercial, mixed-use and residential progress, as well as effective community and economic and aesthetic development to encourage the renewal of Midtown. www.MainStreetKansasCity.org
Pilgrim Center Inc. is dedicated to bringing people and resources together to improve the quality of life in Kansas City’s urban neighborhoods. Their annual Hyde Park Pilgrim Run benefits the center’s programs for children.
Revolve KC’s Bike Shops refurbish and distribute bicycles as the solution for healthy lifestyle and affordable earth-friendly transportation. The “earn a bike” program offers would-be commuters the chance to obtain a good-quality, refurbished bike. www.RevolveKC.org
Bike Walk KC works to make greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work and play. They do so through advocacy education and bike sharing. www.BikeWalkKC.org
The American Royal Association has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899, celebrating the region’s agricultural heritage. The association scholarships, education, awards and competitive learning experiences that reward hard work, leadership skills and agrarian values. www.AmericanRoyal.com
Friends of the Konza Prairie is dedicated to supporting the Konza Prairie, an 8,600-acre preserve that serves as biological field station dedicated to research and education. The friends’ projects include environmental education, a docent program, workshops for teachers, and student involvement in research and data collection on the prairie.
Penn Valley Park Conservancy restores, preserves and enhance historic Penn Valley Park as a vital urban green space and as a recreational and cultural resource for the enjoyment of all through education, advocacy and public/private partnerships. www.PennvalleyPark.org
International Relations Council is the leading provider of world-affairs education in the Kansas City region, IRC programs touch 30,000 people in the community. www.IRCKC.org
People to People International enhances international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities through international exchange. www.PTPI.org
Sister City Association of Kansas City, MO is an international citizen’s diplomatic organization that supports innovative programs in commerce, tourism, education and cultural awareness. www.KCSisterCities.org
Wayside Waifs is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals. Several Buttonwood staff have adopted pets from Wayside and routinely foster pets to acclimatize them to other animals and provide care when the shelter is full. www.WaysideWaifs.org
Friends of KC Animals is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) liaison between area shelters, rescue groups and the public, helping our community’s abused, neglected, lost and abandoned animals. FoKCA secures rescue for shelter animals and strays, gathers donations for area shelters and rescues, organizes adoption events and pays for medical treatment of ownerless dogs, cats and the like that would otherwise receive no attention. www.FriendsofKCAnimals.org
American Association of Equine Practitioners whose mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse and to provide resources for the benefit of the equine industry. www.AAEP.org
United States Equestrian Federation. As the National Governing Body of Equestrian Sport in the United States USEF inspires, encourages interest in, and regulates equestrian competition by ensuring the safety and well-being of horses. www.USEF.org
United States Dressage Federation. USDF was established for the purpose of promoting and encouraging a high standard of accomplishment in dressage throughout the United States, primarily through educational programs. www.USDF.org
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association sets standards for registration of animals in the Association with the idea of providing breeders options to select and breed. Also, the Association seeks acquaint horse lovers and the general public with accepted standards and goals of the MFTHBA. www.USDF.org
Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City strives deliver superior, innovative programs and services and empower the people we serve and their families to take charge of their lives. We do this by:, honoring choices and creating options; developing and maintaining staff expertise; maintaining state-of-the-art facilities; equipment and technologies; being flexible in meeting the needs of persons served; and maintaining financial viability. www.RehabKC.org
Prostate Cancer Research educates patients and families about prostate cancer including new advances in diagnosis, staging, treatments and available resources. www.Prostate-Cancer.org
Kansas City Blood Center – We are donating regularly and encourage you to do the same! www.KCBlood.org
PHLOGISTIX LLC was organized in 2011 to develop, market and license neurodiagnostic and therapeutic technologies. The not-for-profit Innovative Technology Development Foundation works alongside pHLOGISTIX for traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. www.pHLogistix.com
The No. 1 goal for Proje5t for ALS is to find a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their goal is to raise significant funds and direct the majority of the money to academia and industry for collaborative research. www.Project5forALS.org
The HEADstrong Foundation provides essential experiences for cancer patients and their families. The foundation helps navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer through such services as financial assistance, lodging, entertainment and recreation, peer support and information on resources. www.HEADstrong.org
The Mid America Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Kansas, Western Missouri, Nebraska and Pattawattamie County. Contributions to the organization fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services. www.NationalMSSociety.org
Client Community Events
What is the Buttonwood Client Community Event Program?
Over the years, many of our clients have requested we speak with their friends, relatives or colleagues about our Family CFO services. Through these introductions, we have been able to provide professional direction, often leading to growth of our practice.
We have designed this program with the same theme we incorporate into everything we do: Win / Win! The Community Event series allows member clients to introduce their network to ours; in a comfortable and casual way. Your network benefits from our broad knowledge, Family CFO services and involvement in the Kansas City community. At the same time, your introductions help us to minimize our marketing costs, passing the savings back in the form of greater services at lower fees.
The program consists of a series of fun, casual and often educational events with opportunities for our clients and community to introduce the Buttonwood Team to others who would benefit from our Family CFO services. There is never a sell – just a welcome and an introduction.
Below is a list of 2018 Buttonwood Client Community Events. Members are invited to join us at each event, and if appropriate, bring along guests who you feel would benefit from our Family CFO services. Click the links below to RSVP for your tickets to our upcoming events.