Ways to Help

Support our MissionThe Center for Practical Bioethics is grateful to its many friends and sponsors who financially support the Center each year.

Since its founding in 1984, the Center has recognized the importance of corporate financial support to achieve its vision and mission as a freestanding practical bioethics center. Aware of the potential for conflict between the interests of corporate sponsors and its own interests, the Center established a Corporate Gifts Policy to make such contributions transparent and accountable.

Medical organizations support the Center, and their own ethical endeavors, by joining the Center as an organizational member. Organizational membership offers clinical consultations, ethics training and policy guidelines while also supporting the Center’s national initiatives that influence the day to day delivery of medicine.

Business corporations engage the Center to provide advance care planning advice to employees. As employees age, the dilemma of caring for elderly parents and the prospect of their own long-term care, hold a significant, real economic cost for employers and their distracted or absent employees. The Center engages employers in a tailored program to improve consumer decision-making when faced with life limiting and life threatening conditions, episodes of care or remote surrogate involvement. For more information call Linda Ward at (816) 979-1362 or email lward@practicalbioethics.org.

Individuals can support the Center’s work through membership as well. Members receive invitations to Center lectures and symposia, along with email updates on Center initiatives and national bioethics issues.

The Center for Practical Bioethics has three endowed chairs to advance the Center’s mission. Each is accepting contributions to become fully funded.
• John B. Francis Chair
• Rosemary Flanigan Chair
• Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care

You can learn more about the Center’s mission, leadership and programs by viewing our profile at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Supporters can contribute through Planned Gifts
For more information, contact Linda Ward at (816) 979-1362.

Supporters can contribute through Donor Advised Funds


Supporters can view our IRS 990
The Center for Practical Bioethics makes its recent annual IRS 990 Returns “widely available” to the public in electronic format.  To download and print copies, please click on this link and scroll down to the Financials section.
The Center also makes its tax returns available for public inspection in person. Individuals may request to review the documents at our office located at 1111 Main, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64105. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call the Center at (816) 221-1100 or toll free at (800) 344-3829.


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