Community Involvement

I like to be very involved in my community, including coaching kids sports, participating in many church activities and supporting missionaries worldwide.

I'm also involved in the following organizations:

Board Member and Former Chair of The Salvation Army Advisory Board - Kansas City

The Salvation Army is at work in 119 countries and has more than 1.2 million members worldwide. The Kansas and Western Missouri Division served over 500,000 meals, 146,000 nights of lodging, and 87,000 gifts in 2009.

John works closely with social services which provides emergency shelter for children at risk and services to adults with senior assistance and addiction recovery.

As a leader in Christian faith-based human services, The Salvation Army is committed to serve the whole person, body and soul, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives. Help is given freely each year to hundreds of thousands of people without regard to race, gender, culture or religion.

John and his wife Kristin hosted the first Annual Civic Luncheon for The Salvation Army in Kansas City and who better to serve as the featured speaker than KU basketball coach Bill Self.

Community engagement photo
Community engagement photo

Secretary on Board Grace United Community Ministries(inner city)

Grace United Community Ministries (GUCM) is an organization which operates several programs and initiatives in the Kansas City area. GUCM operates to better the community one person at a time in a holistic approach, through basic needs, supportive needs and spiritual needs.

Their Education Programs include an after-school tutorial program for the children attending grades K-5 in the Kansas City School District. Also, the Freedom School, funded by the Kauffman Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund of Washington DC, which operates for 6 weeks during the summer and places an emphasis on reading, cultural awareness, civic responsibility, alternatives to violence, parental involvement and community development.

The GUCM also runs a program called Heart to Heart Substance Abuse Program which services include treatment referral, case management, individual/group recovery support services, pastoral counseling, family re-engagement, job preparation, “drop-in” center, transportation and spiritual life skills. This program serves approximately 75 people each month.

The GUCM provides many Emergency Services including a Food Pantry, Clothing Pantry, Weekly Meals, Bus Pass Program, Referral-Resource, Utility/Rent Assistance, Reach the Least, and Holiday Assistance.

Group photo

President-Elect & 2020 Program Chair

The Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners (MACGP) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1988. MACGP was established to help fund development professionals in the Kansas/Missouri region improve their charitable gift planning and management skills.

MACGP promotes charitable planned giving, advances the education and professional expertise of its members and encourages networking and peer-support among our members. Live programs with a variety of speakers are held regularly and the organization's annual Building Blocks conference.

Members represent development professionals from a variety of academic, religious, health, cultural, and social organizations as well as consultants such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, trust administrators, investment specialists and insurance specialists. MACGP provides a comfortable and affordable educational forum serving nonprofit organizations and their donors.

John pictured with Sandy Baldwin, Donor Relations Manager for the City Union Mission and member of MACGP, at National Philanthropy Day Event

President of Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City

Founded in 1826, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall was organized "to promote the interests of the College and the friendly intercourse of its graduates." With first president of the Alumni Association (and fourth President of the United States) James Madison, Class of 1771, at its helm, the Alumni Association immediately began to engage Princetonians in organized alumni activity. Approximately 180 years later, the Alumni Association of Princeton University, with its 83,500 undergraduate and graduate alumni members, continues to thrive.

John K Goodwin

John K Goodwin, CAP®, CLU®

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