For more information contact: Public Relations Specialist
Work: 816-501-2434  

  Announcement of the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising at Avila University    
  Kansas City, MO    
December 2, 2009


11:30 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2009

Avila University
Whitfield Center lobby
11901 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64145
(Enter the Avila campus off Wornall Rd.; follow the “Avila Advantage” signs to Whitfield Center.)

To learn more about the exciting partnership between Avila University and the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising that will change the landscape of fundraising in the future. Avila’s Board of Trustees accepted a $1.2 million gift from Hartsook Companies, Inc, to fund the initial Hartsook Institute for Fundraising at Avila University, the region’s first master’s degree in management with an emphasis in fundraising.

Avila President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., and Hartsook Companies Chairman & CEO and Hartsook Institute President Bob Hartsook, J.D., Ed.D., will outline how their organizations will advance the field of fundraising through this revolutionary new master’s degree program.

For more information on this announcement or to schedule an interview with an Avila or Hartsook spokesperson, please call Public Relations Specialist in the Avila University Office of Marketing & Communication, at office 816/501-2434.


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.