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Building healthy generations in school, work and life

February 1, 2019 |

Through your support and generosity, First Hand is helping children, families and communities achieve their full health potential. We’re thrilled to share our annual report for fiscal year 2018 with you. At the end of the day, First Hand’s work – driven by your resources and financial gifts – is about making a difference around... Read more

Recap– Rolling for First Hand 2018

September 27, 2018 |

On September 8, 65 motorcycle enthusiasts rumbled through the hills north of Kansas City for the 9th annual Rolling for First Hand. The cool, dreary day did not dampen the group’s spirit! The support of event sponsors including the Sinnett Family, the Hoffmann Family, Zucca Roofing and the Straub Family added to the success of... Read more

Recap – Westport Bounce 2018

June 26, 2018 |

Perfect weather, friendly volunteers and eager participants made for a fun-filled and rewarding day for June 23rd’s Westport Bounce. During the third-annual event, 300 attendees visited hot spots, enjoying food, drink, and shopping specials along the way. Special thanks to the nine restaurants, bars, and shops that hosted us throughout the day: Bunker, Californos, Gambal’s... Read more

Recap – 2018 Golf Tournament

May 15, 2018 |

During two beautiful days on The National Golf Club of Kansas City’s Signature and Deuce courses, First Hand ushered in a new generation of our annual golf tournament. As a tribute to two of our founders, the annual event has been renamed the Jeanne and Neal Patterson Legacy Golf Tournament. Now its 23rd year, the... Read more

Welcome First Hand Court Members!

April 20, 2018 |

Meet the 2018 First Hand Court members! These philanthropic community members will support raising funds, awareness and excitement for the foundation’s 2018 Masquerade Ball. We are honored to have this amazing group of individuals working with our team. Check back for their individual fundraising websites to help them reach their goals! Name Title, Company Abby... Read more

Recap – School Health Expo

February 14, 2018 |

First Hand Foundation hosted the second annual School Health Expo on Friday, February 2, 2018. Held at Cerner’s Riverport Campus, the daylong expo was attended by 45 high school health educators and school nurses from throughout the Kansas City area. The keynote address, “Work-Life Integration,” explored participants’ values and helped them learn how to manage... Read more

Recap – EVE with First Hand

January 12, 2018 |

Happy 2018! The First Hand Ambassadors Board hosted EVE with First Hand at The Gallery in the Power & Light District. Hundreds of guests and a team of 20 dedicated volunteers rang in the new year in style while enjoying an open bar, appetizers and a champagne toast. Party-goers danced the night away to music... Read more

Recap – Masquerade Ball 2017: Bond

November 21, 2017 |

On October 27, 2017, we hosted our annual Masquerade Ball, honoring two of our co-founders and celebrating a successful year of fundraising. Union Station proved to be an elegant backdrop and venue for the Bond theme as 1,200 guests donned their finest tuxedos and gowns, sipped martinis and raised money for children, families and communities... Read more

Give Love this #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2017 |

Black Friday bargains, Cyber Monday sales… the headlines are full of opportunities for us to get deals in the next week. On #GivingTuesday (November 28), make plans to give by supporting First Hand Foundation’s Love Bag program. A Love Bag is a backpack full of essentials for children facing difficult situations. Last year, First Hand... Read more

Congratulations to our Court MVPs

November 3, 2017 |

What a fundraising season! This year’s First Hand Court had record-breaking numbers, bringing in over $112,000. They sold sponsorships and tickets to the Masquerade Ball and also secured silent auction items for the event. Through a long season of fundraising, we had two individuals who earned this year’s Court MVP award as our top fundraisers.... Read more