The Council on Foundations recognized the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) with gold honors through the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for its Giving Resources to Our World (GROW) Report, released in July 2010. KHF and its partner Jajo collaborated to create a reflection on the foundation’s decade-long community organization initiative.

The Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications celebrates outstanding communications throughout America’s philanthropic community. Recipients are commended for using the right vehicle and the right message at the right time to encourage others to think and act in ways that support their foundations’ missions. KHF learned of its gold recognition in the Special Reports category for independent, family and operating foundations with assets more the $250 million at the Council’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 11, 2011. Vice President for Communication Christopher Power accepted the award on behalf of KHF.

“We were very pleased to play such a pivotal role in the GROW Report project with KHF,” said Shawn Stuckey, Jajo managing partner. “It was a new opportunity for us to work with the KHF communications team and we could not have asked for a better outcome. Not only was our client delighted with our work but KHF was applauded for the effort. That’s a huge win for us both.”

About The Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations, formed in 1949, is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Members of the Council include more than 1,750 independent, operating, community, public, and company-sponsored foundations, and corporate giving programs in the United States and abroad. The Council’s mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good. Find more information at