Janice C. Kreamer

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Janice Kreamer joined the Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees "in December of 2006. She is the retired president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts.

"Under Kreamer’s leadership, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s asset base grew from $14 million to $1 billion. Today, it is among the leaders in assets, gifts received and grants made among the more than 650 community foundations across the country.

"While at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kreamer was instrumental in creating the Partnership for Children and YouthNet organizations, as well as New Start, a pilot program that extends Head Start to full-day, year-round support. In her honor, the Community Foundation established the Janice C. Kreamer Community Fund with $1 million in assets focused on strengthening area nonprofit organizations.

"Kreamer serves on the boards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the Kansas City Industrial Foundation, Midwest Research Institute, and the Presbyterian Foundation USA, and is a member of the National Task Force of Maternal and Child Health. She recently chaired the fundraising effort for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts." [1]